About the Neighbourhood
- The Regal Heights neighbourhood is situated on the western crest of the Davenport escarpment. This neighbourhood has many distinguishing characteristics including very large turn of the century houses, winding tree- lined streets, and an elevation atop the Davenport escarpment that offers many home owners unparalleled views of the Toronto skyline.
- Regal Heights was settled in 1818, by an Irishman from Tipperary County, by the name of Bartholomew Bull. Bull was responsible for building Davenport Road, which was originally known as "Bull's Road".
- Bulls' second house, built in 1830, was called "Springmount". This was the first brick building in York Township, and as such was considered quite a novelty in its early years. Springmount was descriptively named after a water course that once meandered down the Davenport escarpment in front of the Bulls' homestead.
- Springmount remained in the possession of the Bull family until the estate was sold to developers in 1910. The Springmount name has been perpetuated in Springmount Avenue, which is one of the signature streets in the Regal Heights neighbourhood.
- Regal Heights' detached and semi-detached three storey houses were built between 1912 and 1923. These homes feature many traditional charms including oak trim, beamed ceilings, stained and leaded glass windows, hardwood floors, and fireplaces.
- Some of the larger Regal Heights homes have been converted into multi-plex dwellings.
- Regal Rd., Jr., 95 Regal Rd, (416) 393-1390 (Public School)
- Winona Dr. Sr., 101 Winona Dr., (416) 393-1680 (Public School)
- Oakwood Collegiate Institute, 991 St. Clair Ave. W., (416) 393-1780 (Public High School)
- Richard W. Scott, 151 Rosemount Ave., (416) 393-5317 (Catholic School)
- St. Mary of the Angels, 14 Dufferin St., (416) 393-5228 (Catholic School)
- Hillcrest Park, located at the north-west corner of Davenport Road and Christie Street, features four floodlit tennis courts, a children's playground and a wading pool. This park also has a spectacular view of the Toronto skyline and Lake Ontario.
- Earlscourt Park and Recreation Centre, located at St. Clair Avenue West and Caledonia Park Road, is one of Toronto's largest multi-use recreational facilities. This recreation centre includes a large gymnasium, an outdoor pool, soccer fields, tennis courts and an artificial ice-skating rink.
- The Dufferin/St. Clair Public Library contains the largest collection of Italian books in the city's public library system. It also offers a variety of programming for children and preschoolers.
- Regal Heights is located at the edge of the Corso Italia' shopping district along St. Clair Avenue West.
- This area has a lively Italian atmosphere that features some of the city's best Italian restaurants and cafes.
- Corso Italia' is also known for its fashion and accessory stores.
Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) District: W03
Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) Communities: Corso Italia-Davenport (0390)