Wychwood/Hillcrest is an established neighbourhood with tree-lined streets and lush greenery that makes you feel as if you are far away from the busy city. Located right on the ridge of the Davenport escarpment, the area is comprised of rich hilly terrain, resulting in some of the best photo-worthy streets in Toronto.
Wychwood/Hillcrest is known as a friendly, family-oriented neighbourhood. Young families are lured to the area’s tight knit community and friendly atmosphere. Schools in the area include both public and catholic schools: Mcmurrich Jr Public School, Winona Drive Sr Public School, and St Bruno Catholic School. Year-round children’s programs are also offered at the Wychwood Public Library.
Green spaces in the area are plentiful and include Hillcrest park, which offers a stunning view of the city skyline as well Lake Ontario. This 2.1 hectare park comes complete with a baseball ball diamond, wading pool, children’s playground, four tennis courts, off-leash dog park, and community garden. Wychwood barns park that surrounds the former Toronto Transit Commission Barns features a playground, a fenced in off-leash dog park, beach volleyball court, and an open sports field. At the south end of Wychwood Barns park you will find Taddle Creek Pond which is the home to 2 swans named Oscar & Felix! In the winter months the pond gets transformed into a natural skating rink. Other green spaces in the area include Garrison Creek Park, the Tollkeeper’s Park and others.
The heart of the Wychwood/Hillcrest neighbourhood can be found at the Artscape Wychwood barns. A 60,000sq.ft multifaceted community meeting place that serves as a live/work space for artists, seasonal festivals, a year-round farmer’s market, greenhouse, and community bake oven. If residents cannot find what they need at the farmer’s market other retail options in the area are all primarily located along St Clair Avenue West and convenience like shopping can be found along Vaughan, Bathurst, and Davenport. Getting around in this neighbourhood is simple with full TTC service along St Clair, and commuters are only minutes from downtown and approximately 15 minutes to the Allen Expressway, which connects motorists to all the major highways.