This former village was amalgamated into Toronto in 1967, and has become one of the wealthiest and affluent neighbourhoods in Toronto. Populated by successful businessmen and women, doctors and lawyers the prestige of the neighbourhood has continued to grow steadily. Forest Hill is centred on the intersection of Spadina Road and Lonsdale Road. In addition to the grand homes of the area, the Forest Hill Village on Spadina Road contain boutiques, shops and fine restaurants.
Between 1920 and 1930, homeowners were required to hire architects to build their homes and plant one tree in the front yard. The results were gorgeous brick neo-traditional mansions and majestic trees that filled the winding roads and sloping hills of Forest Hill. Homes boast large lots, and mostly detached homes with several semi-detached and town homes. The neighbourhood truly lives up to its prestigious reputation. There are a variety of home styles, Tudor and Georgian, with architectural styles ranging from Colonial to English country manors with large lush lawns. The landscaping of the homes is perhaps one of Forest Hill’s identifiers of its affluence. Homeowners are proud of their manicured landscaping and take pride in the exterior appearance of their homes for stunning curb appeal.
The Beltline Path passes through Forest Hill to Rosedale, making it perfect for those seeking an alternative to the gym or a nice hike or stroll away from the city scene. Forest Hill contains a few main arteries including Spadina and St. Claire where residents will find commercial areas for shopping and dining. It also has some of Canada’s most prestigious schools such as Upper Canada College, Bishop Strachan and Forest Hill Collegiate Institute.