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Regal Heights

Regal Heights The Origins and Development

Regal Heights’ history goes way back, before it was even a neighbourhood in the City of Toronto. In 1818, this area was first settled by an Irishman by the name of Bartholomew Bull. Mr. Bull built Bull’s Road, which has had a name change since it was built, and is now known as Davenport Road.

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Regal Heights Real Estate in Toronto

In 1830, Mr. Bull funded the construction of his new estate, which was known as Springmount. Springmount was the first brick building in all of York Township, and was a very well known estate. Mr. Bull named the enormous estate Springmount after a small river that used to exist in fron of his homestead.

In 1910, the Springmount estate was sold to developers, and it’s no longer a part of the Bull family. However, the Springmount estate has had a significant influence on Toronto’s Regal Heights neighbourhood, and you can see this influence even in the future of Regal Heights.

Today, the Regal Heights neighbourhood offers its residence not only winding, hilly, and well-shaded roads, but also turn-of-the-century architecture real estate. This Toronto neighbourhood has attracted many film production companies to this beautiful area. This neighbourhood is one of few in Toronto that is 50 to 75 feet above Lake Ontario. This elevation allows a marvellous view of Toronto, as well as Lake Ontario!

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Regal Heights Evening View

The real estate that this Toronto neighbourhood offers was mainly built between 1912 and 1923. There’s a variety of houses available that range in levels, and in features. Most of the houses in Regal Heights are either detached or semi-detached with three stories, and have the following features:

  • oak trim

  • beamed ceilings

  • extravagant brick finishes

  • stained and leaded glass windows

  • over sized, arched doors

  • hardwood floors

  • fireplaces

The prices for this Toronto real estate can vary depending on the size and location of the property. Typically, houses in the Regal Heights neighbourhood are sold for anywhere from half a million to well over a million dollars Canadian. A recently sold property featured: four bedrooms, two bathrooms, rich wood trims, French and pocket doors, an oak staircase and banister, stained glass windows, and a beamed dining room ceiling. These listings are very common to see in Regal Heights.

For shopping, Regal Heights residence have the convenience of Toronto’s Italia’ shopping district along St. Clair Avenue West. This shopping district features a lively Italian atmosphere, and Toronto’s best Italian restaurants, as well as Italian cafes. You can also find clothing stores, fashion designers, and a variety of accessory boutiques along the shopping district.

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Beautiful trees lining the staircase

For recreational activities, there’s a variety of things to do without having to go far from home! Regal Heights offers the following recreational activities:

  • Hillcrest Park, a park well known for its four floodlit tennis counts, it’s children’s playground, and it’s wading pool. Hillcrest Park also has a fantastic view of Lake Ontario, and Toronto’s skyline at night.

  • Earlscourt Park and Recreation Centre, this is one of the largest recreational facilities located in Toronto! This recreation centre includes: a large gymnasium, an outdoor pool, multiple soccer fields, multiple tennis courts, and an artificial ice rink.

  • The public library, owns a largest collection of books to help with studies, or purely for entertainment. The library also serves locals with services, mainly for children and preeschoolers.

Public Transportation is available through the local streetcar service, or the bus service which has three stops in Regal Heights. From the neighbourhood, it takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes to get to downtown Toronto, and it takes 15 to 20 minutes to get to the expressways.

Other Central Toronto Neighbourhoods: The AnnexCabbagetownRosedaleMoore ParkNorth TorontoLawrence ParkHoggs HollowLeasideSummerhillRegal HeightsForest HillChaplin EstatesDavisville VillageKing West VillageDovercourt Village

 

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