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MOORE PARK

Taking a drive through Moore Park it is easy to see why this is one of the top choices of neighbourhoods for families to live within the city limits.  The Moore Park neighbourhood is found within the limits of St. Clair Avenue East between the Vale of Avoca Ravine and Moore Park Ravine.  The northern most boundary is the Mount Pleasant Cemetery and to the south, the Canadian Pacific Railway Tracks.  Moore Park is amongst Toronto’s top 10 neighbourhoods to call home.

HISTORY

To meet the public’s demands, Sydney City Council dedicated 378 acres (153 hectares) of the North-West section of Sydney Common as a space for public recreation. The area was named Moore Park in 1867 after Charles Moore, the Mayor of Sydney City Council 1867-1869.

The neighbourhood takes its name from its developer, Mr. John Moore.  To encourage buyers, he built two bridges in 1891: the original steel bridge on St. Clair over the Vale of Avoca Ravine, and the original wooden bridge on Moore Avenue over Spring Valley Ravine. He also helped establish railway service to the neighbourhood, overseeing the connection of the area to the Toronto Belt Line Railway, a commuter railway.  The development was marketed to the wealthy, and the neighbourhood remains wealthy. Moore Park was annexed by the City of Toronto on December 16, 1912.

NOTABLE BUILDINGS

  • Calver House a.k.a. ‘Villa St. Clair’ – 83 Ingelwood Drive – Built in 1892
  • Mount Pleasant Massey Mausoleum – 374 Mount Pleasant Road – Built in 1894 by E.J. Lennox
  • Glendover – 120 Ingelwood Drive – Built in 1908
  • Christ Church Deer Park – 110 Glenrose Avenue – Moved to this sit in 1910 but built date unknown
  • Ashley & Crippen House – 110 Inglewood Drive – Built in 1922 by A.E. LePage & B. Kelly
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church – 208 St. Clair Avenue East – Bult in 1929 by J. Gibb Morton

NOTABLE STREETS

Moore Avenue, Mount Pleasant Road, Heath Street East, St. Clair Avenue East, Inglewood Drive, Glen Rose Avenue, Merton Street, Evergreen Gardens, Hudson Drive

TOP BOUTIQUES

TOP RESTAURANTS

  • Nove Trattoria – Intimate venue with large windows and an open kitchen, offering classic Italian fare & pizzas – 1406 Yonge Street 647.345.5848
  • Terroni – 1095 Yonge Street – Italian restaurant with old world charm 416.925.4020
  • Capocaccia Trattoria – 1366 Yonge Street – Trendy trattoria, with elegant décor & a covered patio that serves traditional Italian dishes 416.921.3141
  • Mineral – 1027 Yonge Street – Stylish coffee shop/restaurant/bar presenting inventive, Filipino-inspired plates, wine & cocktails 416.925.8565
  • Govinda’s – 243 Avenue Road – Set in a historic building, this modest eatery offers a buffet of vegetarian Indian food 888.218.1040
  • Kiva’s Bagel Bar – 15 St. Clair Avenue West – Long-time spot with an old-world vibe for European-style bagels, challah, pastries & organic eats 416.663.9933
  • Barnsteiner’s – 1 Balmoral Avenue – Upscale versions of rustic, pan-European dishes served in a contemporary, art-accented setting 416.515.0551

TOP HOTELS

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PARKS

  • Moore Park Ravine – Wooded area with a walking/cycling trail – 205 Moore Avenue
  • MooreVale Park – Good for children and families – 175 Moore Avenue
  • Loring-Wyle Parkette – Good for children and families – 276 St. Clair Avenue East
  • Eveergreen Gardens Park – 24 Evergreen Gardens
  • Bennington Heights Park – Good for children and families – 465 Heath Street East
  • Nesbitt Park- Good for children and families – 93 Nesbitt Drive
  • Mallory Green – Small green space/park – 33 Mallory Crescent
  • June Rowlands Park – Small neighbourhood park with a baseball diamond, 6 tennis courts, a volleyball court & splash pad – 220 Davisville Avenue

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