Wychwood Park is the exclusive Toronto neighbourhood that has roughly sixty homes situated in a private ravine setting. The area is atop the rolling wooded hills of the Davenport Ridge. Wychwood Park has its own unique community with an executive council. This council oversees the private roads and parkland within the area. Residents in this Toronto neighbourhood pay a special park tax for the privacy that is offered here. The tax will vary in price based on the size of each property.
This Toronto neighbourhood was founded by a landscape painter named Marmaduke Matthews who acquired the land in the 1870’s. His hope was to establish an artist colony at Wychwood Park. The painter named this area Wychwood Park after the Wychwood Forest. In 1874, Matthews constructed the first house in the community at number six Wychwood Park. The second house in the community was built at twenty two Wychwood Park in 1877.
Every home situated in Wychwood Park is listed on the Toronto Historical Board’s Inventory of Heritage Properties. A handful of these homes were constructed in the late 1800’s however many houses were built between 1906 and 1935. A few of the houses were built in the early 1950’s. A majority of the houses were designed by Eden Smith, who specialized in English h Arts and Craft style homes.
Residents living in Wychwood Park have convenient access to a variety of shops and restaurants along St. Clair Avenue West. There is also limited convenience type-type shopping on Vaughan and Davenport Roads, and Bathurst Street.
Nestled in Wychwood Park, you can find Taddle Creek pond. This pond is a habitat to swans, snapping turtles, painted turtles, goldfish and mallard ducks. In the winter, many people use this pond as a skating rink. Close to the pond is a park which has a tennis court which is barely visible from the street above due to the underbrush of vegetation. The Hillcrest Community Centre and the Wychwood Public Library are both located on Bathurst Street which is a short walk from this neighbourhood.
Residents in this Toronto neighbourhood have bus service on Davenport Road and the streetcar on St.Clair Avenue. This public transportation connects passengers to the Dupont station on the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line. Motorists are only ten minutes from downtown and about the same distance north to the Allen Expressway.
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