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Summerhill - Toronto Neighbourhood

Summerhill is a neighbourhood near downtown Toronto. It is located east of Yonge street between Rosedale and St. Clair.

Summerhill is characterized by century-old houses, and quiet, tree-lined streets. Becuase of this and its closely proximity to the subway and downtown, it has become a prime real estate.

The name 'Summerhill' stems from 'Summer Hill' house - a house built in 1842 by prominent Canadian - Charles Thompson. The area which was part of the Thompson estate was subdivided many times by his heirs beginning in the 1880s.


Summerhill-North Toronto CPR Station

In the 1880s, the North Toronto Railway Station was built which caused a spur in development. The station closed in 1931. The old railway station was recently revived as LCBO store. The rails passing through the station are currently still active. Plans are currently being made to use the station again as a part of a planned GO Transit Midtown line.


See also: Toronto Neighbourhoods