Just North of The Rosedale Golf Club is the charming, storybook community of Hogg’s Hollow. The blue and white Hogg’s Hollow street signs at every corner signal to visitors and resident’s alike that you are somewhere special. It feels like you are far away from the city in quiet enclave while having the conveniences of being in uptown Toronto. You will find winding crescents, stone bridges and private cul-de-sacs all lined with the most beautiful trees. The Don River also flows right through the neighbourhood adding to the natural feel of the community. Hogg’s Hollow is also close to the 401 and Yorkmills subway station making it an easy commute to downtown or out of the city.
Some of Hogg’s Hollows’ most prized homes front on The Rosedale Golf Club and Teddington Park greenspace. However, walking or driving through this neighbourhood you will be hard pressed to find a home that does not have a stunning lot. The charm of Hogg’s Hollow comes with a large price tag and is continually one of Toronto’s most sought after and expensive neighbourhoods. The eclectic mix of Tudor, Colonial, Georgian and Modernist architecture all add their own voice to the area. You can find everything from a beautifully renovated large Georgian home on a large parcel of land to a modern, contemporary statement home.
Named after the Scotsman James Hogg, Hogg’s Hollow began as the location for Hogg’s whisky distillery and grist mill. He was considered to be the most successful of all millers in the Don Valley. In 1856, the son’s of the late James Hogg subdivided the land into 141 individual lots, however only a few homes were built at that time. Only four of the original Hogg’s Hollow homes are still standing. These included two former mill workers cottages now moved to 4150 Yonge Street where they now serve as the entrance to the Auberge du Pommier Restaurant. The other two homes are located at one and five Old Yonge Street. Other historic landmarks in the area include The Jolly Miller Tavern (circa 1857) and the George S. Pratt House (circa 1886).