Real Estate Guide: Humewood-Cedarvale

Cedervale Park is the area’s biggest draw (Image: Cameron Tulk)

  • toronto real estate board overview
  • located in sector: C03
  • average 2012 sale prices
  • all homes: $843,867
  • detached houses: $1,446,688
  • semi-detached houses: $493,000
  • townhomes: N/A
  • apartments: $633,483
  • neighbourhood map: see map

The biggest draw is 35-acre Cedarvale Park, which cuts the midtown neighbourhood horizontally in two, with posh Cedarvale to the north and slightly cheaper, but still sought-after Humewood to the south. Nestled within the Cedarvale ravine, along a tributary to the buried Castle Frank brook of the Lower Don, the park offers enough space for multiple teams to practice soccer, while grannies head out for power walks and teens smooch on the hills. The nearby community centre has tennis courts and a skating rink that’s well used by local families. Plenty of commercial and retail space surrounds the ‘hood—both Eglinton’s upscale Jewish strip and the West Indian turned Latin stretch of St. Clair offer restaurants, groceries and shops. Years of development have yet to bring a high school to the area, so teens ride the TTC to Forest Hill Collegiate Institute or Oakwood Collegiate Institute, both of which have strong reputations.

  • Cedarvale Community School
    145 Ava Road, 394-2244
  • Arlington Middle School
    501 Arlingotn Avenue, 394-2200
  • Humewood Community School
    15 Cherrywood Avenue, 394-2383
  • J.R. Wilcox Community School
    231 Ava Road, 394-2388
    (This is outside the border, but just barely.)
  • neighbourhood hot spots

Mark Lash Fine Jewellery
Bright baubles and sparkling creations for weddings and special occasions will tempt you to drain your bank account. 938 Eglinton Ave. W., 416-256-5229.

Enjoy a haute kosher meal that might include sweetbread escalope and herb-crusted tilapia. 948 Eglinton Ave. W., 416-784-0128.

Nortown Butchers
Locals pick up such hormone-free meat as Nortown’s famous burger patties. 892 Eglinton Ave. W., 416-789-2921.