Deer Park

Average sales price freehold (2009): $1,155,111

Average sales price condo (2009): $537,590

Postal code: M4V

Boundaries: Chaplin Cres – C.P.R Tracks (Marlborough Ave); Avenue Rd – Yonge St

Subway Stations: Davisville, St. Clair and Summerhill

Deer Park dates back to 1837, when the Heath family purchased 40 acres of land and established the area which is now widely known as Yonge and St Clair. In those days, the land wasn’t yet developed and deer were a common sight. By the late 1800’s, the land was subdivided and sold; the neighbourhood began to develop. Nowadays, the Deer Park is known as one of Toronto’s upscale neighbourhoods, with exceptionally beautiful houses, reputable establishments like Upper Canada College and well dressed residents driving expensive cars.

Real Estate: The residential architecture in this neighbourhood varies from street to to street, but many are reminiscent of the Tudor Revival style– a lot of the houses feature prominent cross gables, decorative half timbering and narrow windows.

The red brick rowhouses with arched windows and black roofs along Cottingham and Alcorn are quite charming.

The Carlyle on 55 Delisle offers residence the same elegant lifestyle, without the hassles of homeownership. The boutique condo has only 12 floors, and close attention to construction detail gives off a true sense of luxury.

Parks: Oriole Park is located at the north end of Deer Park. The heavily used park has its own active junior baseball league, tennis courts, picnic benches and barbecues. The new addition of the Neshama Playground considers a progressive layout design and equipment elements that address a broad range of challenges and meet the needs of all children. It is one of the few parks that give disabled children a chance to play alongside able bodied children.

Hot Spots:

Didier – 1496 Yonge St
To dine at Didier is to be reacquainted with the classics of French elegance with impeccable technique and the finest Canadian, organic ingredients.

Dove Spa – 1375 Yonge St
A hidden uptown gem, Dove Spa is calm, spacious and gracious on the inside – white modern zen.

Bruno’s Fine Foods – 1560 Yonge St
Purveyors for over 30 years of quality meat, fish, fresh produce, gourmet groceries, catering and gift baskets.

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