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Editorial for the High Park North neighbourhood, Toronto

Welcome to High Park North

High Park North — or simply High Park as it’s often referred to — is a family neighbourhood in west end Toronto, known for its expansive parklands and affordable housing. Within this area you’ll find a mix of 2-storey houses, multi family homes, apartment buildings, and a large selection of High Park North condos. The pace is decidedly slower than neighbourhoods to the east, but is ideal for families with young children.

The most notable feature of this neighbourhood is High Park itself, which sits just south of this neighbourhood’s borders. Featuring over 400 acres of parklands, this park is home to sports fields, walking trails, playgrounds, gardens, historical landmarks, a heritage building, a zoo, a restaurant, and an outdoor stage.

Bloor street serves as the main road for the neighbourhood, and it's there where you’ll find the majority of businesses; a blend of restaurants, boutiques, pubs, and cafes. The family friendly nature of High Park North is truly evident in the number of daycares and schools in the area — which are abundant.

Housing prices might be a little bit high for first-time home buyers, but are still reasonable. For those who find detached homes to be too pricey, High Park North condos are the next best thing, and come with lower price tags.

Condo Life in High Park North

Anyone who’s interested in Toronto condos for sale would be wise to consider this neighbourhood — with great value and a location which isn’t far removed from downtown, there’s a lot to love about the condo scene in High Park North.

There are over a dozen buildings in the area, mostly comprised of mid-rise condos; the one exception being Gothic Lofts, which is a boutique residence with huge floor plans and tons of character — it’s also extremely desirable.

High Park North condos are in line with you’ll find downtown — ample amenities and suite sizes that range from roughly 500 square feet to around 1200. What sets these units apart is the low price per square foot in some buildings; however, there are still expensive properties like The High Park and High Park Residences.

Condo buildings are spread throughout the community, but the majority of developments are near the southern edge of the neighbourhood, maximizing access to the park and Bloor Street.

Transportation

With a walk score of 84, High Park North provides residents with the ability to run errands on foot. Should you require public transit, there are buses on Bloor and 3 subway stations within the neighbourhood’s boundaries.

This is also a great area for car owners, as the Gardiner Expressway is just a few minutes south of the neighbourhood, making it easy for drivers to avoid city traffic.