Moore Park is an upscale Toronto neighbourhood with updated traditional large homes as well as a small mixture of semi’s and rental properties. A distinguishing factor for the area is its mature treed streets, large lot sizes and a close community of residents. The area is surrounded by nature and greenery with the Mount Pleasant Cemetery to the north, Park Drive Ravine to the east, the CP Railway tracks to the south, Moore Park Ravine to the east, and the Vale of Avoca to the west, this provides a very unique feeling of privacy.
This classic midtown neighbourhood has it all; quiet streets, tree-lined avenues, proximity to excellent schools and other family-friendly amenities. Settled in the late 1880’s by John Thomas Moore, this city suburb was envisioned as an excellent locale for the wealthy. Moore was instrumental in building the first commuter train system, the Belt Line Railway, which is now the Belt Line Trail, providing residents with a 14.5km walking/running/biking trail throughout the city.
The charming homes of Moore Park were built between 1900 – 1930 and are primarily of English Cottage, Georgian and Tudor style. Large lots provide plenty of space for growing families, with many homes backing on to the area’s numerous ravines. Interestingly enough, despite being a high-end neighbourhood, many homes have shared driveways, however this doesn’t prove to be an issue as homeowners have ample street parking available on the quiet avenues. A small selection of newer townhouses, duplex and mult-plex homes are also found within Moore Park.
Moore Park is a highly sought-after neighbourhood providing a slightly quiet alternative to other high-end areas such as Deer Park and Summerhill. The natural surroundings result in relatively private and unique lots, and its location within midtown Toronto, close to transit and commuter routes all account for the high-end price tag.
Moore park is bounded by Moore Ave to the North, Summerhill Ave to the South and Bayview to the east, Mount Pleasant Road to the west.
Living in Moore Park
A moderately quiet enclave, Moore Park benefits from the nearby shopping districts of Summerhill and Deer Park as well as Yonge and St. Clair and Mount Pleasant and Davisville. These neighbouring locations provide an excellent selection of services, boutique shopping, restaurants and gourmet food shops.
The Moore Park Ravine footpath is an 8 km trail passing through the Rosedale Ravine, Mount Pleasant Cemetery and the Don Valley Brickworks. Moorevale Park provides tennis courts, a baseball diamond and a wading pool for young Moore Park families.
Moore Park Schools
- Deer Park Junior and Senior Public School
Grades JK – 8
- Whitney Junior Public School
Grades JK – 6
- Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School
Grades JK – 6
- The York School
Grades JK – 12 (Private: Co-Ed)
- The Linden School
Grades 1 – 12 (Private: All Girls)
- Sunnybrook School
Grades JK – 6 (Private: Co-Ed)
Moore Park Area Transportation
Regular TTC bus service runs along St. Clair Avenue, Mount Pleasant Road, and Moore Avenue connecting to St. Clair subway station. It’s a short 5 minute drive to the DVP and Bayview extension and 15 minutes to downtown Toronto.