The Summerhill neighbourhood is named after “Summer Hill Estate” built by transportation baron Charles Thompson in 1842. The Summer Hill Estate main house stood atop the crest of the hill on what is now Summerhill Gardens. The entire neighbourhood was originally a 200 acre private estate stretching from present day Yonge Street to Mount Pleasant Road. The magnificent clocktower which was a part of the original North Toronto station was completed in 1916 and remains the focal point of the neighbourhood.



The beauty of Summerhill lies at the rich history of the North Toronto station which used to be the main transit hub of the city until Union Station was finished in 1929. Aside from the Summer Hill Estate, the only other original homes in the area are the old Victorian homes and labourers cottages to the North of the train tracks. Today’s homes in Summerhill consist of turn of the century semi-detached and detached homes beautifully renovated on meandering tree-lined streets. Spotted throughout are also detached Edwardian style homes built between 1880 and 1915. The area is not known for having many homes with private parking as street parking is more of the norm.

Living in Summerhill provides a wonderful mix of quiet streets and proximity to the essentials of a premium community. You can find excellent grocery and food selection which included staples such as Harvest Wagon, Pisces Gourmet, Olliffe Butcher Shop, Terroni and Greenhouse Juice Co. In addition, there plenty of shops & restaurants along Yonge Street to get anything from your morning coffee to a bottle of wine at the most lovely LCBO in the city. Summerhill is conveniently located between two subway stops, Rosedale & Summerhill Station’s, on the TTC Yonge-University line. Convenience, comfort and history are what make this Old Toronto hub the desirable location it is today.


Properties in Summerhill

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James Strathy Warren
416.925.9191 – Office
416.323.5276 – Direct
416.520.5704 – Mobile

Alexander Obradovich
416.925.9191 – Office
416.803.4140 – Mobile