The neighbourhood of Forest Hill, a formal village, is located just north of downtown and is one of Toronto’s wealthiest neighbourhoods. Suitably, Forest Hill Village is well known for its upscale shopping and dining and its attraction has meant widespread residential development, especially apartments. The village is the commercial centre of the Forest Hill neighbourhood and it is bounded roughly by Briar Hill Avenue in the north and Heath Street to the south. These two ends are respectively known as ‘Upper Village’ and ‘Lower Village’.
Many of Forest Hill’s houses and other buildings are built with different architectural styles, which is what makes the area unique. Forest Hill’s Upper Village is mostly made up of Georgian and Tudor styled homes, with the architectural styles ranging from English country manors with sweeping lawns to French Colonial with terracotta tiles. Luxury condos in Forest Hill can also be found west of Spadina Avenue on Lonsdale Road.