Forest Hill

Mention Forest Hill to any Torontonian, and you’ll immediately conjure up a sense of exclusivity and prestige. It’s a neighbourhood that is well known as one of the city’s most distinguished addresses. The Village of Forest Hill, lying south of Eglinton Avenue, between Bathurst Street and Oriole Parkway, was developed in the 1920’s and 1930’s, while the somewhat more modest homes of Upper Forest Hill lie north of Eglinton and were built in the 1940’s and 1950’s.

The two areas make up a distinctive neighbourhood of brick and stone mansions, set along sloping hills, and elegant, winding streets lined with mature trees and small parks. You’ll find a mixture of grand and imposing residences and smaller scale homes, all situated in generous, and meticulously landscaped grounds. Many of Toronto’s most prominent families reside in Forest Hill.

Two of the leading private schools in Canada are located in Forest Hill – Upper Canada College for boys and Bishop Strachan School for girls. Many residents send their children to these exclusive establishments; graduates include some of Canada’s most illustrious citizens.

Forest Hill Village, at the corner of Spadina Road and Heath Street, still retains its (village high street) atmosphere, with exclusive boutiques, restaurants, galleries and shops catering to the needs of the area’s affluent residents. The Eglinton West shopping district has a variety of stores and restaurants.

One of Toronto’s favourite fitness trails, the 14 km Belt Line Train passes right through Forest Hill. Built on the former tracks of the Belt Line Railway, it’s a wonderful path for walkers, joggers, cyclists and nature lovers.

Our Favourites

Art Interiors
446 Spadina Rd, Suite 203

Edo-Ko (Japanese Dining)
431 Spadina Rd

Honey (Women's Clothing Boutique)
460 Eglinton Ave West


Forest Hill Collegiate Institute

Public Secondary

730 Eglinton Ave W
M5N 1B9

Forest Hill Jr & Sr Public School

Public Elementary

78 Dunloe Rd
M5P 2T6

North Preparatory Jr Public School

Public Elementary

1100 Spadina Rd
M5N 2M6

The Bishop Strachan School

Private School for Girls

298 Lonsdale Rd
M4V 1X2

Upper Canada College

Private School for Boys

200 Lonsdale Rd
M4V 1W6

West Preparatory Jr Public School

Public Elementary

70 Ridge Hill Dr
M6C 2J6

Forest Hill