Sitting amongst some of Toronto’s most desirable neighbourhoods is Hillcrest, a small upper-middle-class community also known as Bracondale. This midtown area is served by multicultural shops, restaurants, and cafés along Eglinton Avenue West and Oakwood Avenue, as well as community favourites like Wychwood Barns and Hillcrest Park.

Walk Score

68

Transit Score

73

Bike Score

50

Schools

6

Parks

4

Population

17,632

Great schools, charming real estate, and plenty of park space makes Hillcrest one of the top neighbourhoods for families or residents of any age.

Hillcrest Real Estate

Hillcrest’s north-end real estate was built between the late 1800s and early 1900s, while the homes by Hillcrest Park were built between 1910 and 1930. Each property is unique in its own way, giving Hillcrest a diverse and character-rich real estate market. Homes in this area are primarily detached single-family homes.

Hillcrest Schools

There is a wide variety of school for Hillcrest residents to attend, including Winona Drive Public School, McMurrich Junior Public School, Oakwood Collegiate Institute, Saint Alphonsus Catholic School, St.Bruno Elementary School, and Hillcrest Community School.

Hillcrest Favourites

If you’re planning on spending the day in the Hillcrest area, there are two neighbourhood favourites you can’t miss. Oakwood Espresso is a cozy café that offers smooth espresso, delicious treats, and an inviting atmosphere. For lunch or dinner, there’s Raps Authentic Jamaican on Eglinton Avenue West where you’ll find the area’s best jerk chicken and ox tail.

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