Moore Park is considered to be the northern extension of Rosedale and is a lovely mid town area inhabited by affluent, professional couples. It lies along both sides of St. Clair Avenue East from the Rosedale ravine to the Moore Park ravine and Bayview Avenue. It is a much sought after location as it has detached homes on large mature lots and many areas of green space; the Rosedale ravine on the west side, the Mt Pleasant Cemetery to the north and the Moore Park ravine on the east. Families love Moore Park because it has a great junior school, a neighbourhood tennis club and meandering quiet, tree-lined streets. It is also close to many private schools and fabulous restaurants and shops at Yonge and St. Clair and minutes to downtown and the financial core. It is a lovely convenient location!
History: The neighbourhood takes its name from its developer, John T. Moore. Encouraging buyers he built two bridges in 1891; the original steel bridge on St. Clair over the Vale of Avoca section of the Rosedale ravine and the original wooden bridge on Moore Avenue over the Moore park ravine. The development was marketed to the wealthy and the neighbourhood has always attracted high income professionals and their families.
Parkette & the Moore Park Ravine
Great Recreation: Moorevale Park is a block east of Mount Pleasant Road on Moore Avenue. It has a baseball diamond, a wading pool and the Moore Park Tennis Club that has 5 tennis courts. Moore Park is also close to 2 private clubs, The Toronto Lawn Tennis Club and The Badminton & Racquet Club (the B&R), both in the Yonge and St. Clair area. In addition, there are fabulous bike and walking paths in the Moore Park ravine. And at the east end of Millwood Road (north of Mount Pleasant Cemetery) is the Leaside Arena.
Moore Park Tennis Club
Fab Restaurants; At Yonge and St. Clair and many very good restaurants: Pastis, Brownes Restaurant, Terroni, and John & Sons Oyster Bar. Summerhill Market in Rosedale is a must. There are also great restaurants and casual dining on Mt Pleasant & Bayview Avenue: Phebe's Zee Grill, Celestin, Cafe Pleiad, Bread and Butter, The Longest Yard, Satay on the Road, Kamasutra, Lemon Grass, Hillside Cafe etc.
Lots of Shops: On Mt. Pleasant, The Jacaranda Tree, Mastermind, Mabel's Fables Children's Books, Bernardi's Antiques, Hillside Cafe Bakery etc. and on Bayview Ave, The Merchant of Tennis, Moms to Be, The Flower Nook, Bayview Photography and others. There are women's fashion stores at Yonge & St Clair and on Bayview Ave. Sporting Life and Baby Gap are north on Yonge Street.
Convenient Transit: There is a bus on St. Clair Avenue, Mt Pleasant and Moore Avenue and the St. Clair subway station is within walking distance of many homes in Moore Park. Mount Pleasant and the Bayview Extension take you downtown in about 15 to 20 minutes.
Hospitals: Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto General Hospital, St. Michael’s Hospital, Mt Sinai Hospital, Sixk Children's Hospital. Other: The Bayview Animal Hospital.