A small, luxurious neighbourhood located immediately north of Rosedale, and bordered on three sides by lush ravines and by Mount Pleasant Cemetery on the north, Moore Park is one of Toronto's most sought-after locations. The neighbourhood dates back to 1889, when its development was started by John Thomas Moore, and by the 1930s the community was established.
Majority of Moore Park homes were built between 1908 and 1930, in Georgian, Tudor and English Cottage styles, although one can find some interesting examples of later 20th century modern architecture, as well as a number of recently built residences. A number of larger homes are multi-family dwellings, typically duplexes or fourplexes.
With lush ravines surrounding Moore Park on three sides, many of the homes have ravine backyards with the privacy and nature exposure they offer. Mature trees shade quiet residential streets.
Although the lot sizes are relatively generous, many of the driveways are mutual. Some of Moore Park streets are divided by barriers, to prevent rush hour traffic from spilling into the neighbourhood. Yonge and St. Clair offer excellent shopping and fine dining. Alternatively, the residents can use the shopping district at Mount Pleasant and Davisville.
Moorevale Park is located east of Mount Pleasant Road, and has tennis courts, land bowling, a baseball diamond, a playground and a wading pool. Residents can enjoy the Moore Park Ravine with a foot and bicycle path leading south through Don Valley Brick Works Park and into the south part of Rosedale. Mount Pleasant cemetery with its rich flora is also a great walking destination.
St. Clair subway station is within easy walking distance of the homes west of Mount Pleasant, and the east part of the neighbourhood has a bus service on St.Clair, Moore Avenue and Mount Pleasant Rd.