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DEER PARK

Deer Park’s residential streets spill out onto either Yonge Street or St. Clair Avenue, right into the heart of one of Toronto’s busiest shopping, entertainment, and business districts.

Deer Park

Deer Park’s commercial center provides a good balance for this neighbourhood which is surrounded by lush green parkland, majestic trees, and the Vale of Avoca Ravine. Deer Park has a wonderful mix of detached and semi-detached houses that encompass a variety of architectural styles. Most of the original Deer Park houses were built between 1875 and 1920. Deer Park also contains a fair number of newer townhouses that blend in well with the older homes in the neighbourhood.

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Deer Park has one of the largest selections of luxury condominium apartment buildings in Toronto. Most of these apartments have balconies with picturesque views of the park, the ravine or the city. This gorgeous neighbourhood in Midtown Toronto is connected to the Yonge and St. Clair shopping district which is known for its many fine restaurants. The high-profile retailers in this area attract shoppers from all over the city.

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HISTORY

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Walking through Deer Park Deer Park used to be referred to by the First Nations people as “Mushquoteh”, which means a meadow or opening in the wood where deer come to feed. In 1837, the Heath family purchased forty acres of land in “Mushquoteh”. Appropriately, they named their estate Deer Park. By the 1850’s, the Deer Park area had grown to include a handful of country villas, a general store, a school, a cemetery, a race track, and a hotel that was located at the intersection of Yonge and St. Clair. Patrons at the Deer Park Hotel used to delight in feeding the deer that roamed on the hotel grounds.

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The deer were long gone by the time Deer Park was annexed to the City of Toronto in 1908. Deer Park filled in very quickly after annexation. By the 1930’s the Deer Park neighbourhood was established as one of Toronto’s finest residential districts.

NOTABLE BUILDINGS

  • Michael’s Cemetery Mortuary Vault – Built in 1856 by Joseph Sheard – 1414 Yonge Street
  • J.C. Ireton House – Built in 1875 – 76 Lonsdale Road
  • House – Built in 1878 – 73 Lonsdale
  • James Avon Smith House – Built in 1881 by James S. Nicholson – 84 Woodlawn Avenue East
  • Henry R. Duke House – Built in 1887 – 59 Heath Street West
  • Mount Pleasant Cemetery Massey Mausoleum – Built in 1894 by E.J. Lennox – 1643 Yonge Street
  • Firehall #24 – Built in 1911 by R. McCallum – 20 Balmoral Avenue
  • Robert Laidlaw House – Built in 1914 by Sproatt & Rolph – 35 Jackes Avenue
  • Calvin Presbyterian Church – Built in 1926 by Wickson& Gregg – 26 Delisle Avenue
  • Park Lane Apartments – Built in 1938 by Forsey, Page and Steele – 110 St. Clair Avenue West

NOTABLE STREETS

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Kilbarry Road, Lascelles Blvd, Lonsdale Road, Deer Park Crescent, Yonge Street, St. Clair Avenue West, St. Clair Avenue East, Lawton Boulevard, Rosehill Avenue, Balmoral Avenue, Heath Street West, Duggan Avenue, Delisle Avenue, Davisville Avenue, Oriole Parkway

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TOP BOUTIQUES

TOP RESTAURANTS

  • Ambiyan on Yonge – Modern Indian cuisine – 1560 Yonge Street 416.792.5656
  • Arthur’s Restaurant – Modern takes on American staples plus classic cocktails in a polished space with a rooftop terrace – 12 St. Claire Avenue East 647.348.7000
  • Barnsteiner’s – Upscale versions of rustic, pan-European dishes served in a contemporary, art-accented setting – 1 Balmoral Avenue 416.515.0551
  • Bombay Roti – Authentic Indian cuisine with a great selection of vegetarian and vegan options – 1404 Yonge Street 647.345.7684
  • Capocaccia Trattoria – 1366 Yonge Street – Trendy trattoria, with elegant décor & a covered patio that serves traditional Italian dishes 416.921.3141
  • Freshii – Health-minded, counter-serve chain offering tossed-to-order salads plus soups, burritos & more – 1560 Yonge Street 416.944.2300
  • Holy Chuck – Freshly ground burgers with specialty toppings, plus milkshakes with fixings like wasabi or bacon. Known for one of Toronto’s best vegan burgers – 1450 Yonge Street 416.962.4825
  • Mary Be Kitchen – Bright, casual restaurant serving fresh, simply prepared sides & mains, plus breakfast fare – 21B St. Clair Avenue West 416.792.7596
  • Nove Trattoria – Intimate venue with large windows and an open kitchen, offering classic Italian fare & pizzas – 1406 Yonge Street 647.345.5848
  • Pasta Pronta – Eatery serving Italian cuisine – 55 St. Clair Avenue West Unit 101 647.350.3635
  • Restaurant Sprout – Serving authentic Viatnamese cuisine in a cozy setting – 15 St. Clair Avenue West 416.929.2541
  • Union Social Eatery – Casual eatery and a lively local gathering spot known for its well-crafted menus and cocktails – 21 St. Clair Avenue West 416.901.3456
  • Sunny Morning Breakfast & Lunch – Casual eatery serving a menu of hearty breakfast fare, plus sandwiches & other light lunch items – 1392 Yonge Street 416.922.0005
  • Sushi Garden – Maki & sashimi share the menu with fried noodles and beef teriyaki at this simple Japanese eatery – 1560 Yonge Street 416.922.9226
  • Zelden’s Deli and Desserts – Family neighbourhood diner where you can get breakfast, lunch and dinner – 1446 Yonge Street 647.347.3474

TOP HOTELS

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MUSEUMS

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ART GALLERIES

PARKS

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  • Oriole Park – 201 Oriole Parkway
  • Delisle-St. Clair Parkette – 17 Delisle Avenue
  • Lawton Parkette – 1600 Yonge Street
  • Amserdaam Square – 525 Avenue Road
  • David Belfour Park – 75 Rosehill Avenue

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