Forest Hill

Formerly known as “Spadina Heights,” this dignified neighborhood enjoys a rich history

Forest Hill Real Estate

Luxury living in a dignified, elite atmosphere
Formerly known as “Spadina Heights,” this dignified neighborhood enjoys a rich history. Meticulous planning is everything. The beautiful mansions in the lower Forest Hill area, dating to the early 1900s, were built with an eye toward the future. Part of the early building code included trees planted in front of homes, and those who planted them could only dream of the beauty this would eventually bring to the area. Add to this a mix of elite condominiums and a strategic spattering of simpler homes in upper Forest Hill, and you’ll find yourself in a highly desirable neighborhood.
Forest Hill exudes grandeur and is graced with historic stone architecture and eye-catching gables. Residents enjoy a small-town feel with everything at their fingertips, including upscale boutiques, a high-end shopping center, and fine dining. The tree-lined streets encourage long, comfortable strolls and bike rides in an old-world atmosphere with all the advantages a larger city has to offer.

What to Love

  • Eclectic blend of beautiful old-world and newer architecture
  • Tree-lined streets and eye-catching greenery
  • Upscale shopping and fine dining
  • Hiking and biking on the Kay Gardner Beltline Trail
  • Excellent public transportation
  • Some of the best schools in the country

Local Lifestyle

Living in Forest Hill allows for the best of both worlds: quiet streets and abundant greenery with easy access to the excitement of downtown Toronto. The area has maintained its old-world charm, and the parks and trails offer year-round closeness to natural settings. This mix of quiet living with a bustling shopping and dining area makes Forest Hill one of the best neighborhoods in Toronto.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Over at the Mashu Mashu Mediterranean Grill, they serve traditional Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food, including the lamb shish kabob. For Japanese cuisine that is “far beyond sushi,” EDO Restaurant offers traditional food. Order the Atlantic salmon teriyaki, and they’ll make a believer out of you. We all get busy, so The Kitchen Table is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to midnight. Residents get something quick from the salad bar, deli department, or bakery and then grab some fresh flowers on their way out.The shopping district is in the old Forest Hill Village center on Spadina Road, conveniently located and available for all your errands. You’ll find fine-dining restaurants, upscale boutiques, and many things to do. The Lonsdale Gallery is a favorite with its contemporary art and continually-changing exhibits. Locals can be thoroughly spoiled on a day trip to the Forest Hill Spa for their “full range of beauty care and medical cosmetic services, as well as therapeutic massages.” Life is good. Just a few minutes away, nature lovers who enjoy scenic trails, ravines, and formal garden beds adore the Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens

Things to Do

The Forest Hill Walk Club is a great way to meet new friends. They get together every Sunday, rain or shine, for health and camaraderie. For a great game of golf, breathtaking countryside views, and a fabulous clubhouse, the Oakdale Golf & Country Club is about 20 minutes away. The club will host the 2023 and 2026 Canadian Opens, and until then, members can play the 27-hole course, then enjoy Oakdale’s other facilities for swimming, tennis, fitness — all in a family-friendly environment.


Forest Hill is served by the Toronto District School Board. It is home to some of Toronto's top private schools and is notable for the following:
Interested in learning more about Forest Hill real estate? Contact the Fata Real Estate Group to set up some showings in the community!

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