Summerhill

The Summerhill neighbourhood is named after ‘Summer Hill’ house, a magnificent Regency cottage built in 1842

Welcome to Summerhill

Summerhill’s turn of the century houses, winding tree-lined streets, and abundance of parkland have made it one of Toronto’s most preferred neighbourhoods. It is conveniently located along the Yonge Street corridor, providing Summerhill residents with easy access to Toronto’s downtown business and entertainment districts.
 

History of Summerhill

The Summerhill neighbourhood is named after ‘Summer Hill’ house, a magnificent Regency cottage built in 1842, by transportation baron Charles Thompson. Summer Hill stood on the crest of the hill where the houses on Summerhill Gardens are located today.
 
Thompson’s two hundred acre Summer Hill estate stretched from the present day Yonge Street to Mt. Pleasant Road. On this site Thompson established the ‘Summer Hill Spring Park and Pleasure Grounds’. This amusement park featured rides, games, swimming and a popular dance pavilion that was located inside the Summer Hill house. Thompson’s heirs subdivided Summer Hill in the 1860’s.
 
From the 1880’s onward Summerhill’s development revolved around the railway. The first residents of this neighbourhood worked at the North Toronto Railway station which was established on Yonge Street near Summerhill in the 1880’s. This station – rebuilt in 1916 – is distinguished by its grand clock tower and now serves as the neighbourhood liquor store.

In the 1920’s the Canadian Pacific Railway made Summerhill their main Toronto station. When Summerhill station closed this neighbourhood went into a period of decline that lasted until the Summerhill subway station opened in 1954. Summerhill has enjoyed a position of prominence among Toronto neighbourhoods ever since.
 
Ed. Note: The former Summer Hill Coach House, circa 1865, is still standing today, at the rear of 36 Summerhill Gardens. This house with its distinctive slate roof can be seen from the south end of the Rosehill Reservoir.

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Overview for Summerhill, Ontario

5,421 people live in Summerhill, where the median age is 50 and the average individual income is $294,463. Data provided by Statistics Canada.

5,421

Total Population

50 years

Median Age

Medium

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$294,463

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Summerhill, Ontario

Summerhill has 2,601 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by Statistics Canada. Here’s what the people living in Summerhill do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by Statistics Canada. 5,421 people call Summerhill home. The population density is 6 and the largest age group is Data provided by Statistics Canada.

5,421

Total Population

Medium

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

50

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2,601

Total Households

2

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$294,463

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Schools in Summerhill, Ontario

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The following schools are within or nearby Summerhill. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by Statistics Canada.
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Cottingham Junior Public School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
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