Moore Park is a quiet, pretty neighbourhood of spacious homes and leafy trees. Located in the St. Clair Avenue and Mount Pleasant area, it is bordered by ravines, beautiful parkland and Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Tudor and Georgian style houses are situated on large, nicely landscaped lots. The area has a number of duplexes and triplexes; newer townhouses have also been built recently.
Initially planned in 1889 as a suburb for the very wealthy, Moore Park was created by John Thomas Moore, who also founded Toronto’s first commuter train, the Belt Line Railway. His plan was to use the railway to entice buyers to his high-end subdivision – he even built the Moore Park station as the Belt Line showpiece. Sadly, an economic depression hit not long after the railway was built. The Belt Line went bankrupt, which postponed building in Moore Park until the early 1900’s. Most houses in the area date from 1903 to 1930.
Moore Park has more green space than any other neighbourhood in central Toronto. A wonderful ravine system borders a significant portion of the neighbourhood. No home is further than a five-minute walk away from an unspoiled natural space – many homes back directly onto lushly forested ravines.
Shopping is close by at Yonge and St. Clair or at Mount Pleasant and Davisville. And with all the parkland in the surrounding area, recreational opportunities abound. Moore Park Ravine has an 8 km footpath that traverses the Rosedale Ravine, Mount Pleasant Cemetery and the Don Valley Brickworks. In Moorevale Park, you’ll find a baseball diamond, tennis courts and a wading pool.
Cheeseworth (Garment Cleaning & Repair)
645B Mt Pleasant Rd
Jules Cafe Patisserie
617 Mt Pleasant Rd
Penrose Fish & Chips
600 Mt Pleasant Rd
Yellow Dog Music (Children's Music Lessons)
416 Moore Ave Suite 301
Deer Park Jr & Sr Public School
23 Ferndale Ave
Northern Secondary School
851 Mount Pleasant Rd
North Toronto Collegiate Institute
17 Broadway Ave
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School
1 1/2 Garfield Ave
Whitney Jr Public School
119 Rosedale Heights Dr