Deer Park is a neighbourhood of Toronto and the business-related vicinity is located along the centered streets of Yonge and St. Clair. The business area consists of offices, restaurants, retail shops and various services. It is also home to the St. Clair subway station and is within walking distance of many nearby neighbourhoods including: Rosedale, North Toronto and Casa Loma. Both the commercial and residential Deer Park real estate areas are popular among Toronto residents.
The name Deer Park originated in dates 1837, when the Health family bought 40 acres on the northwest corner of Yonge and St. Clair and gave it the name because of the many free roaming deer. The neighbourhood was slowly urbanized and by the 1850s contained a racetrack, school and hotel where clientele could feed the deer. Toronto took control of Deer Park in 1908 and by the 1930s it had developed into a nice residential district. Today, the Deer Park real estate offered includes a mixture of upscale newer and older homes, along with luxurious condos, townhouses and apartments.
Deer Park real estate is popular because of the quick access to everything and the great attractions, not to mention the beautiful old homes. It has one of the trendiest shopping, entertainment and industrial localities in all of Toronto. It is full of green grassy parks, magnificent trees and has the legendary yellow creek known as the Vale of Avoca Ravine. Deer Park also has the oldest cemetery in Toronto called St. Michael’s Cemetery. It was started by Toronto’s Roman Catholic Archdiocese in 1855 and contains about 30,000 graves. It is tucked away on ten acres of land hidden by the backs of many buildings.
The Deer Park residential area is close to top-of-the-line retail clothing and specialty stores, fine-dining restaurants and classy pubs. It offers abundance of recreation including walking, jogging and cycling parks with extended hiking trails, tennis courts, fountains, playgrounds and pools. It has excellent public and private schools and colleges, along with many good daycare facilities. Deer Park has numerous notable historic homes that belonged to famous people, such as Edwin Boyd, Pierre Salinger, Farley Mowat and William Hutt.