Hoggs Hollow

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Hoggs Hollow Neighbourhood

A picturesque and relatively untouched neighbourhood, Hoggs Hollow reflects the rustic beauty of the Don River, which flows through the area en route to Lake Ontario. Winding avenues, quiet crescents and cul-de-sacs define the neighbourhood, providing a sort of country charm in the heart of uptown Toronto.

Hoggs Hollow was named for the area’s first settler, James Hogg who was a successful miller and whiskey distiller in the 1820’s. Since those days, when the area north of Yonge Street and Yonge Boulevard was nothing but farmland, this quiet enclave nestled between Lawrence Park and York Mills has become a favourite of those desiring a suburban feel with urban proximity.

Hoggs Hollow Homes

Set in a lush landscape, relatively close to its natural state, the hills and dales of Hoggs Hollow provide detached two and three-storey properties with private lots and breathtaking ravine and downtown skyline views. Built up slowly between the 1920’s and 1960’s, the home styles have resulted in a mix of English Cottage, Tudor, Colonial, Georgian, and Modernist architecture. Blending seamlessly with the quiet charm of the area’s natural foliage, picket fences and painted windows are popular on the sidewalk-free avenues of Hoggs Hollow. In addition to these sprawling detached offerings, a small number of luxury condos and townhomes are available at the top of Yonge Street’s hill.

In a nod to its long history of farmland north of the city, four original Hoggs Hollow homes have been preserved; two of which are former mill worker cottages that have been moved to the west side of Yonge Street and serve as the entrance to upscale restaurant and neighbourhood institution, Auberge du Pommier.

Hoggs Hollow Real Estate Market

One of Toronto’s highest-valued uptown enclaves, Hoggs Hollow offers a range of unique homes and lot configurations. With many of the area’s homes being occupied by their owners long-term, they are extremely well-maintained and in the case of new-build options, very carefully designed to encompass luxurious extras and amenities. Close to transit (York Mills subway station) as well as commuter routes (the Highway 401 on-ramp is just minutes away), a Hoggs Hollow home is a desirable real estate purchase for both lifestyle and investment.

Hoggs Hollow Schools

Sharing a school district with the York Mills neighbourhood, Hoggs Hollow offers several public school options as well as proximity to some of the city’s best private schools.

Living in Hoggs Hollow

The jewel in the crown of picturesque Hoggs Hollow is the Don Valley Golf Course, the oldest and most prestigious municipal course in the city. It’s rolling hills and mature tree canopy provide a beautiful backdrop for the neighbourhood. Nearby private club, Rosedale Golf Club offers an additional option for golf enthusiasts in the area and around the city.

When it comes to shopping, York Mills Centre (at Yonge Street and York Mills Road) offers retail, services, medical offices and a food court, just steps from most Hoggs Hollow homes. A second shopping district beginning at the top of the hill, along Yonge Street (at Yonge Boulevard) has a Loblaws Superstore and Garden Centre, as well as restaurants, services, and fashion boutiques.

Neighbourhood institutions include; the historic Miller Tavern, and five-star restaurant, Auberge du Pommier.

Hoggs Hollow Area Transportation

Most homes in Hoggs Hollow are within walking distance to York Mills subway and Go Transit station.

5 minute drive to Highway 401 on-ramp
20 minute drive to downtown Toronto


*Courtesy of Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage