Wychwood Park was founded by Marmaduke Matthews, a landscape painter who purchased land in the 1870’s with that hope of establishing an artist colony at Wychwood Park. It is historically significant for the architecture of its homes, and for being one of Toronto’s earliest planned communities. The Wychwood Park neighbourhood was designated as an Ontario Heritage Conservation district in 1985. The exclusive inner enclave area of 60 homes are tucked away in a private ravine setting atop the rolling wooded hills of the Davenport Ridge. This community is unique in that it has its own executive council that overseas the private roads and parkland within the Wychwood Park neighbourhood.
Wychwood Park residents enjoy convenient access to a large number of shops, restaurants, Rocket Cycle and Loblaws along St. Clair Avenue West
Wychwood Park homes
All of the homes in the exclusive Wychwood Park enclave are listed on the Toronto Historical Board’s inventory of Heritage Properties. A handful of the first Wychwood Park houses were built in the late 1800’s; however most were built in stages between 1906 and 1935. A few houses were built in the 1950’s. Many of the older Wychwood park homes were designed by Eden Smith, an architect who specialized in the English Arts-and-Crafts-house style.
Wychwood Park Schools
Winona Drive Sr
Oakwood Collegiate Institute
Bus service on Davenport Road and Bathurst Street connects to Bloor-Danforth subway line at Bathurst station at Bloor Street and Bathurst Street.
Streetcar service on St. Clair Avenue connects passengers to the Yonge-University-Spadina subway.
Motorists are approximately 10 minutes from downtown and about the same distance north to the Allen Expressway off Eglinton Avenue.