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Moore Park Toronto Real Estate

This exclusive midtown neighbourhood was subdivided in 1889 as a Toronto suburb for the very wealthy. Its namesake and creator was John Thomas Moore of Markham, Ontario, who held many prominent positions in business and political circles. He was a principal in the Alberta Central Railway and its president in 1911, and vice-president of the Belt Line Railway, a commuter line which once served the rapidly expanding suburbs north and west of the City of Toronto.

Moore personally oversaw the construction of the Belt Line's showpiece station at Moore Park, predicting it would bring many buyers to his Moore Park subdivision. However, the Belt Line's eventual failure due to stiff competition and the economic times actually postponed the building of homes in Moore Park until the early 1900's. By the 1930's, Moore Park was completely developed, with English Cottage, Georgian, and Tudor-style houses being the primary construction styles of the day (although the neighbourhood now boasts many newer townhouses). Moore Park lots are generally quite large, and many of the houses back on to one of the ravines that skirt this neighbourhood.

Moore Park Toronto Real Estate