Forest Hill

Tucked along the winding streets, lush forests, and beautiful rolling hills lies Forest Hill.

Overview for Forest Hill, Ontario

26,357 people live in Forest Hill, where the median age is 46 and the average individual income is $292,936. Data provided by Statistics Canada.


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Forest Hills Real Estate

Prestigious and elegant, this charming upscale neighbourhood is one of the most beautiful in Toronto

Tucked along the winding streets, lush forests, and beautiful rolling hills lies Forest Hill, one of Toronto’s most prestigious and desirable communities. Impressive mansions intermingled with stunning single-family homes line the streets, and pristinely maintained gardens and green spaces help give this one-of-a-kind community the added charm and fairytale-like setting. 
Incorporated in 1923, Forest Hill has held onto its suburban lifestyle and rural history. It’s primarily residential, preferring to support smaller, family-owned businesses rather than big-name stores. To this day, the neighbourhood feels much more like a small country town rather than part of this bustling and vibrant city, offering homeowners the best of both worlds.

What to Love

  • Ideal combination of suburban peace and quiet and big city convenience 
  • Vibrant local economy 
  • One of the most beautiful communities in Toronto
  • Gorgeous Forest Hill houses for sale to choose from

Local Lifestyle - Living in Forest Hill

Residents living in Forest Hill appreciate the beautiful world around them and can often be found hiking along the numerous trails in the area or enjoying an afternoon picnic out on the green. The area’s historic district is also filled with unique shops and popular eateries, most of which are smaller, locally owned businesses. 
There is a distinct sense of community here, with neighbors pulling together to support one another in any way they can. Many residents take great pride in living in this luxurious community and work together to maintain this high level of elegance and refinement felt throughout.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping in Forest Hill

The dining scene in Forest Hill is, without a doubt, one of the best in Toronto, with award-winning restaurants and trendy eateries on every corner. Emma’s Country Kitchen is where many residents choose to start their weekends. Their delicious breakfast menu includes favourites like biscuits and gravy, wild blueberry and lemon ricotta pancakes, and mouthwatering homemade buttermilk donuts.

Pukka Indian Restaurant is another local hotspot. Serving classic and traditional dishes like stuffed paneer, Punjabi chicken curry, and garam masala cured smoked trout, this exceptional restaurant has been the talk of the town for years. 
Pain Perdu serves some of the best sandwiches and quiches in Toronto. This classic French bakery and café always has people lining up at the door waiting for a taste of their exceptional croissants, bread, and baked goods. Of course, a visit to Dutch Dreams is the perfect way to finish the day. This family-owned ice cream parlor is a staple of the community, and their wide selection of decadent ice creams keeps guests coming back for more.

Things to Do in Forest Hill

Forest Hill’s strong connection to nature is one of the most appealing characteristics and is why so many successful residents choose to call this beautiful community home. The neighbourhood is filled with stunning parks and trails, allowing homeowners to escape into the wilderness, leaving the worries and anxieties caused by day-to-day life behind. 
The Beltline Trail is a 9 km hiking and biking trail running through Toronto on what used to be the Toronto Belt Line Railway. Originally a commuter train line built in the 1890s, the trail was converted in 1989 and has played a central role throughout the city ever since. Forest Hill residents love taking advantage of their proximity to this idyllic recreational area, making the most of it all year round.

Schools in Forest Hill

The public schools surrounding Forest Hill are, unarguably, the best in the Greater Toronto Area. Some worthy of note include Forest Hill Junior and Senior Public School, North Preparatory Junior Public School, and the Forest Hill Collegiate Institute. However, there are several highly-regarded private institutions in the area as well, including two of Canada’s most prestigious and highly regarded:


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Demographics and Employment Data for Forest Hill, Ontario

Forest Hill has 11,916 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by Statistics Canada. Here’s what the people living in Forest Hill do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by Statistics Canada. 26,357 people call Forest Hill home. The population density is 6 and the largest age group is Data provided by Statistics Canada.


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