Moore Park is named after its creator, John Thomas Moore. In 1889, Moore Park was subdivided as an exclusive suburb for the wealthy. John Moore had a big part in the building of the Belt Line Railway with hopes that it would bring development to his neighbourhood. However, soon after the Belt Line opened Toronto went through the Depression and Moore lost everything. Therefore, it was not until about 1930 that Moore Park was a completely developed neighbourhood.
Moore Park housing consists of mainly English Cottage, Georgian and Tudor -style architecture from the early 1900’s. Most of the lots are rather large and many of them have views of the number of ravines that circle this neighbourhood. There are a few other housing options in this area, such as modern townhouses and duplex homes.
There are a few different main shopping areas for people in this area. Yonge and St Clair, Davisville and Mt Pleasant districts are all frequented for needs such as fine dining and grocery shopping. There is also a small area for shopping on Summerhill Avenue, which the residents of Moore Park would have to cross the railway overpass to get to.
Moore Park is surrounded by green ravines. There is the 8 kilometre Moore Park Ravine path that passes through the Rosedale Ravine, Mt Pleasant cemetery and the Don Valley Brickworks. Moorevale Park has a wading pool, a baseball diamond and tennis courts, and is home to Moore Park Tennis Club. The Mt Pleasant cemetery has beautiful gardens and a greenhouse.
Whitney Junior Public School
Deer Park Junior and Senior Public School
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Elementary School
Sunnybrook School Elementary School
Mt Pleasant Cemetary to the north
Moore Park Ravine to the east
Park Drive Ravine and the railway tracks to the south
Vale of Avoca Ravine to the west
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