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High Park neighbourhood is named after the 400-acre mixed-use park of the same name, a key feature of this area. The gently rolling hills, winding streets and towering oak trees of this neighbourhood draw a variety of residents to the area.
High Park has a diverse housing mix. Families tend to gravitate to the single-family homes of this neighbourhood. There are also a number of rental opportunities. Homes are impressive Victorian, Edwardian and Tudor-style, built mostly in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The distinctive brick homes feature a variety of architectural details that vary from house to house. Some of these characteristic features include leaded and stained-glass windows, wood trims, French doors, hardwood floors and fireplaces. Some of the houses have been divided into multiple-family dwellings.
High Park itself is beautiful throughout the year. Every spring, Japanese cherry trees burst into pink and white blossoms. In the fall, Red Maples glow in the autumn light. The park has a fishing pond, an outdoor theatre and an eclectic assortment of animals in fenced-in paddocks.
Bloor West Village is located within walking distance of High Park. The Village is known in the city for its European bakeries, specialty foods, cafes and restaurants.