Moore Park Toronto's classiest 'hood?

Just north of the tracks from well-known and much-desired Rosedale is Moore Park, a neighbourhood totally surrounded by parkland and populated by the rich. Diversity here is at a minimum, but the housing is quite nice, the streets are lined with pretty trees and people who live here are just minutes from the Yonge-St. Clair commercial area, as well as benefitting from a quick and easy commute to downtown. Some call Moore Park one of the city's classiest neighbourhoods, and for good reason: the people who live here are wealthy and take excellent care of their properties, but there isn't the same air of pretentiousness as, say, the Bridle Path.

Who Lives Here

More seniors than most Toronto neighbourhoods. The average age in Moore Park is quite a lot higher than the surrounding areas, a stat that plays a cause-and-effect game with the cost of living in this neighbourhood. There are quite a few families with kids, too.

Perfect for…

Older couples who've become empty-nesters and want a peaceful place to live among other affluent couples.

Not-so-perfect for…

Young urbanites, whether couples or singles. Low-income families are priced out and anyone wanting the ability to run errands on foot is out of luck in Moore Park.

Life and Style

Life in Moore Park is centred around the home. Most houses have gardens or yards with barbeques, perfect for family gatherings in the summer. When it's time to get out, though, the popular Yonge-St. Clair commercial area is just a few minutes away by car and offers up trendy cafes, boutique food markets, independent clothing stores, restaurants and other trendy shops. Then, there's the multitude of outdoor activity options, made easy in Moore Park thanks to green spaces all around – literally. The entire northern border is taken up by Mount Pleasant Cemetery, which has several winding trails; Moore Park Ravine runs through the middle of the neighbourhood and includes the Beltline Trail; the Rosehill Reservoir and David A. Balfour Park make up the western border; and Rosedeale Ravine in the south.

Housing Market

Living in Moore Park ain't cheap. Buying a house in the neighbourhood will run families a good million or so, while renters are challenged with not only very slim pickings, but high rental rates.

Avg. rent by housing type and size

Studio/Bachelor: $1,000
1-bedroom: $1,350
2-bedroom: $2,200
3-bedroom: $2,980
Avg. rent compared to other Toronto neighbourhoods
Moore Park is 0% higher/lower than TO average

Typical housing type

Big early 1900s houses on big lots


Within Moore Park itself, there's little in the way of commercial activity. However, just west of the neighbourhood is the Yonge-St. Clair shopping and restaurant district, while Mount Pleasant shopping area offers other options. Within Moore Park proper is one public elementary school, Whitney Junior, and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Elementary School.