The largest and most popular park in Toronto is High Park. Nestled in Toronto’s west end, it shares the name with its neighbourhood. High Park, the neighbourhood is known for its green space with large old trees, fun drives along winding streets, and beautiful character homes.
The High Park neighbourhood goes north from the Queensway, up to Dundas, with Runnymede Road as its eastern boundary and Bloor West Village as its western. Toronto Real Estate Districts W01 (south of Bloor) and W02 (north of Bloor) cover this neighbourhood.
The High Park property was first purchased in 1836 by John Howard, Toronto’s first surveyor. He gave the estate its name because of its sweeping views of Lake Ontario. His home, Colborne Lodge a wonderful museum, still stands and is now owned by the City, along with the rest of his estate turned city park.