The Wychwood neighbourhood is located just north of Dupont Street and South of St. Clair Avenue, while the Humewood area is enclosed between Arlington Avenue and Vaughan Road, immediately north of St. Clair Avenue. A quiet, peaceful residential pocket of the city, the Wychwood-Humewood community is an established, family-oriented and prestigious enclave. There are schools, greenspaces, and recreation facilities within walking distance of every home in this neighbourhood, making it an ideal place to settle and raise kids.
Why you’ll love it here
With almost a dozen parks in this neighbourhood, outdoor enthusiasts and families looking for kid-friendly fun can enjoy sunny days filled with activity, from beach volleyball to basketball, tennis, and more. There are a number of playgrounds and even a dog park, so there’s plenty of opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while exploring the neighbourhood.
For those who prefer a more energetic lifestyle, Wychwood-Humewood is minutes from some of Toronto’s most lively communities, including Christie Pitts and St. Clair West Village, so you’re never far from the excitement the city has to offer. This neighbourhood is easily walkable and offers access to some of the most popular restaurants in the city, as well as opportunities to browse and shop at many of the unique retailers along St Clair Avenue.
Casa Loma, a historic Toronto landmark and current museum originally constructed in 1914 is located just five minutes east of this neighbourhood. Families can enjoy guided tours of the ground or dine at the world-renowned Don Alfonso 1890, an Italian restaurant steps from the castle entrance which serves authentic Mediterranean cuisine curated by Michelin Star chefs.
At Wychwood Barns Park, you’ll find Artscape Wychwood Barns, a community space and centre of life in the neighbourhood which hosts all kinds of events and workshops. The weekly farmers’ market takes place in this space every Saturday and features an assortment of vendors selling all kinds of food and fresh produce. Artscape Wychwood Barns also hosts live entertainment, from musical bands to theatre presentations, and is home to a local art gallery and studio spaces.
Wychwood-Humewood real estate
Humewood homes tend to be detached and semi-detached single-family homes, with a handful of condo apartments available. Most homes in the Wychwood area are single-family detached properties, and in the private Wychwood Park enclave, you’ll find some of the most impressive Toronto real estate. All of the homes in this pocket are designated heritage properties.
Be sure to check out the frequent art shows featuring local talent, and take a walk through the Wychwood Park Estates to admire the beautiful collection of luxury properties.