Forest Hill North is south of Briar Hill Avenue and north of Eglinton Avenue West. Latimer Avenue to Castlewood Road passes on the east side, while Allen Road to Marlee Avenue is to the west.
The Forest Hill North neighbourhood has a smaller area compared to similar neighbourhoods in the GTA – as a result this neighbourhood is crowded. The number of families with children (16%) and pre-retirement people (13%) is slightly higher than Toronto, while families with youth and working age people are slightly lower. Neighbourhood top non-official languages are Tagalog (Filipino) and Russian, while top ethnic origins are Jewish, Russian, Polish, and Filipino. Median after-tax household income for residents of the neighbourhood is $53,978, compared to Toronto’s $52,149. Forest Hill North has a high population of educated people, some with post-secondary education. Total major crime incidents in the neighbourhood are 124 per 10,000 people per year.
The Forest Hill North neighbourhood has a very high number of high-rise apartments (63%) and single-detached homes (28%) and has busy streets. The neighbourhood also has some of the highest home prices in the GTA, averaging around $957,688, compared to the City of Toronto average of $600,000.
Yonge-Eglinton Centre and Yorkdale Shopping Centre are the nearest grocery stores while Sobeys, Metro, and No Frills with Walmart only 5 km away. You can enjoy the neighbourhood parks including Castlefield Parkette, Kay Gardner Beltine Park, Shallmar Parkette, Memorial Park-North York, Newgate Parkette, NicolMacNicol Parkette, Wembley Parkette, Chaplin Parkette, and Briar Hill-Chaplin Park. The nearest hospital is Humber River Regional Hospital, only 4 km away. Forest Hill Library is within the neighbourhood and North Toronto Memorial Community Centre is 3 km away.
HWY 401 and Bathurst Street is 4 km away, while HWY 401 and Avenue Road is 5 km away and HWY 400 is about 12 km away. Eglinton West and Glencairn subway stations are nearby and GO Bloor is 8 km away.
Landmarks in Forest Hill N North York
The major landmarks in the neighbourhood are Eglinton West Station, Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Kay Gardner Beltline Trail and the stretch of stores along Eglinton Ave W.
Schools and Childcare in Forest Hill N North York
Two elementary schools are West Preparatory Junior Public School (EQAO score 83) and North Preparatory Junior Public School; and the neighbourhood secondary school is Forest Hill Collegiate Institute. Children can be well cared for at childcare centres such as Alternative Primary School Parent Group, Holland-Bloorview Kids Rehab Play and Learn, Forest Hill Montessori School, West Prep Children’s Centre of Toronto, and The Village Shul Tots Together.