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Toronto

Toronto is the capital city of Ontario. It is the most populated city in Canada, and the fourth most populous city in North America. Toronto is an international centre of business, arts, sports, finance, and culture. It is one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world.

Canada is on top of the list of destinations for immigrants due to the diverse community.

The geography of Toronto, ON, covers an area of 630 km2 and is bounded by Lake Ontario to the south; Etobicoke Creek, Eglinton Avenue, and Highway 427 to the west; Steeles Avenue to the north; and the Rouge River and the Scarborough–Pickering Townline to the east.

Toronto includes four Community Council Areas within the city; Etobicoke-York, North York, Toronto & East and Scarborough. Also, there are 158 social planning neighbourhoods in Toronto.

Luxury pockets of Toronto:

The most expensive neighbourhoods in Toronto include The Bridle Path, Forest Hill, Rosedale, York Mills, Hoggs Hollow, and Lawrence Park. True luxury home prices in these pockets range from $5M – $40M+.

Each of these neighbourhoods has a unique feel and characteristics. The Bridle Path is the only pocket where you will find 2 acre lots in the city just 15-20 minutes from downtown Toronto. These lots sell in the $10-$18M range (land only). Many fabulous luxury estates have been built on the 3 key streets of The Bridle Path, including Drake’s megamansion crafted by the one and only Ferris Rafauli, and Prince’s old stomping grounds.

Rosedale is one of Toronto’s absolute top neighbourhoods, and for good reason. It is walking distance (perhaps a 5 minute drive) to Yorkville, where you will find world class shopping and dining. Its winding streets and twinkling lights create a unique atmosphere you will not find anywhere else in Toronto. Many old and prestigious homes in this pocket have been rebuilt or luxuriously renovated.

Forest Hill is home to some of the best private schools in Canada.

  • Bishop Strachan School – Girls, Elementary and Secondary
  • Bishop Strachan School is Canada’s oldest boarding school for girls.This school is known for its commitment to preparing young women to be leaders. It was originally founded in 1867. This school is a mix of both the contemporary and traditional; you’ll find history in the iconic 100-year-old building, and modernity in the brand new multi-million dollar STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) complex.

  • Upper Canada College – Boys, Elementary and Secondary
  • This boy’s school is a top choice for Forest Hill parents. Even though students are based at an urban centre, they will have the opportunity to engage in wilderness learning at the 430-acre Norval Outdoor Education Centre.