Christian Matthews : Toronto, Leslieville and East York Real Estate Agent

With only a few hundred homes, it’s easy to see why this community is so tightly knit. Topham Park real Estate is located East of O’Connor and North of St. Clair. In 1944, the crown purchased the property in the upper east side of East York with the intent of developing a neighbourhood for returning War Veterans. The community is named for Victoria Cross recipient and area resident Frederick Topham. In the middle of the neighbourhood, a park that bears his name stands as gathering spot for the community. Prior to the purchase of lands by the crown, Topham Park was an apple orchard.

Topham Park homes were post war homes which were built between 1944-1946 as affordable war time housing for war labourers and returning vets. Built by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation, this neighbourhood was unique in that it was a planned neighbourhood. Many of the homes are located on lovely cul-de-sacs and boast wide boulevards. In Topham Park you will find quaint wood framed bungalows, 1 ½ story houses with distinctive coloured siding and decorated verandas.

Topham Park has become one of Toronto's hidden treasures. It has a fantastic community atmosphere and feels like a country retreat. Due to the generous size of the lots and most of the homes being detached, many houses are being renovated and improved drastically.

A typical day in this community will find families outside playing on the streets or at the local name-sake park Topham Park. This baseball diamond in this park is used to house its own local Topham Park Minor Softball League which is 100% volunteer run and sponsored by local business. This park also boasts two tennis courts, a children’s playground and a natural outdoor ice rink for pleasure skating. Selwyn School often hosts numerous recreational activities within the community.