There are so many things we love about the Humewood-Cedarvale area. Located on St.Clair west this neighbourhood has seen rapid and progressive gentrification. Although homes in the Humewood area were generally built in the 1920s, the combination of renovations, new builds, young families moving in, schools, and new local businesses popping-up, have made this one of Toronto’s most sought-after neighbourhoods.
Humewood and Cedarvale are separated by Vaughan Road, and about a block further east is Cedarvale Ravine – a natural border between the two halves of the community. A short jog, walk, or drive and you find walking trails, hidden by tree cover, that lead you over to Forest Hill Village. You’ll also find a gated dog park, an outdoor hockey rink, arena, and hilly area – perfect for winter tobogganing with the kids. And, if you are lucky enough to purchase a home bordering the Cedarvale ravine, you will have effortless views of treetop and green open spaces that could make anyone forget they were city-dwellers.
Along the St.Clair west strip residents of the Humewood-Cedarvale area are greeted by local coffee shops, such as Crave (and of course, Starbucks), upscale clothing boutiques (like ParPar), specialty bakeries (Leah’s Bakery), interior design studios, spinning and workout rooms, gourmet restaurants (The Rushton Pukka, Kay Pacha, FK (Frank’s Kitchen, Ferro), and grocers (Loblaws or No Frills). And, if you’re someone who loves farmers markets then the Wychwood Barns Farmer’s Market is sure to please.
If you decide to move to the Humewood-Cedarvale area a fun fact to know is that the neighbourhood is often referred to as “The Woods” because of the many trees, wooded areas, and street names ending in ‘wood’, such as Humewood, Cherrywood, Valewood, Maplewood, Wellwood, and Pinewood.