For those who don’t want to feel like they are in the city, the exclusive Moore Park neighbourhood is the perfect place to live. This area of Toronto is surrounded by peaceful green space and the streets are canopied by mature trees. It’s the perfect escape from the busy city. Bordered to the north by Mount Pleasant Cemetery, and to the south by Park Drive Ravine, this neighbourhood feels like it’s far from the city, although it’s actually in one of Toronto’s most convenient locations.
Homes in Moore Park are charming English Cottage, Georgian and Tudor Style, built between 1905 – 1930. The homes on the more exclusive streets have more generous lots, and dedicated driveways. Although it is an affluent neighbourhood, some of the homes have shared driveways. But the streets are planned well and are not very busy, which allows for accessible street parking when needed. Many of the homes back onto ravines that skirt the neighbourhood. There are a few townhomes throughout the area (built in the 1970s & 1980s), and custom homes are growing in numbers as well. Residents appreciate the proximity to nature and the easy commute to the downtown core.
Moore Park is known for its family-friendly neighbourhood and the collection of excellent schools in close proximity. It has beautiful green spaces which make it easy to forget you’re still in the city.
While Moore Park feels somewhat secluded from the city, shopping is a short walk or drive to Yonge Street, St. Clair, Mount Pleasant or Davisville. For more active recreational activities, Moore Park Ravine is an 8-kilometre trail that runs along Mud Creek and is perfect for hiking or biking. Mooreville Park has 5 tennis courts, a baseball diamond and a wading pool to enjoy recreational sports and activities with family and friends.
Moore Park is surrounded on all sides by natural barriers. To the north is the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, to the south is the Park Drive Ravine and railway tracks, to the east is the Moore Park Ravine and to the west is the Vale of Avoca Ravine. With so much nature at its doorstep, it is not surprising that Moore Park is one of Toronto’s most sought-after neighbourhoods.
With the Yonge and St. Clair subway station within walking distance, many residents find access to downtown quick and easy. Moore Park also has bus service on St. Clair Avenue, Mount Pleasant Road and Moore Avenue. Motorists travel uptown and downtown via Mount Pleasant Road, and enjoy quick access to other parts via the Bayview Extension and the Don Valley Parkway.