Humewood is unique for its ability to be known as one of the most family oriented neighbourhoods in Toronto, despite its close proximity to the city’s entertainment and financial districts. For those who crave a location that offers the best of both worlds, this community is the place to be.
On the outskirts of Humewood, you will find a variety of shopping and dining opportunities coupled with public transit. Move closer to the interior of the neighbourhood and there are parks, schools, and of course, residential properties.
A lack of through streets, coupled with the use of cul de sacs, has gone a long way in helping Humewood maintain its privacy over the years.
Humewood received its name from William Hume Blake, a well known lawyer and politician who named the neighbourhood.
Since the 1850’s, Humewood has been one of the top neighbourhoods in the city. Today, after all these years, the first home, sold by the Blake family in the 1870’s, can still be found on Humewood Drive.
This is the type of history that allows the community to stand out amongst the rest.
While the homes of Humewood may not have the same long history as others in the city, many still offer the original features.
The majority of homes in the area were constructed between 1920 and 1950.