Forest Hill is another high-end Toronto neighbourhood know for large lots and equally large houses to match. Second only to Rosedale in prestige, Rosedale has started to become a ‘new-money’ enclave, which is not to everyone’s tastes. Some long-time residents are not thrilled with the numerous McMansions that are being built in the area. Several of the local businesses have also been forced out of the community due to high rental costs and have been replaced by deep pocketed, but more corporate, chain stores. As a result, Forest Hill lacks the neighbourhood feeling of some other enclaves in the city. On the positive side, if you are looking for a more recently built house with modern amenities and abundant space, Forest Hill is one of the best luxury communities in the city. The fact that it is centrally located in the middle of the city is an added bonus, as well. Forest Hill is also known for its excellent public and private schools including Forest Hill Collegiate, Bishop Strachan School, and Upper Canada College, the most prestigious school in the Country. There are plenty of leisure opportunities in the area including the Belt Line Trail which runs across the community. The main attractions of the area really comes down to its convenient location and the large lot sizes.
Forest Hill Collegiate Institute - Local High School with excellent EQAO scores.
Bishop Strachan School- Girls Independent School with excellent facilities for day or boarding students and a very strong academic program. The oldest Independent school for females in Canada. Considered by many to be one of the best schools in the country.
Upper Canada College- The most well known school in the Country which counts several prime ministers and premiers as alumni. Outstanding facilities and a strong International Baccalaureate program. Starting to modernize as it was an "old boys club" for a very long time.
Forest Hill does not have a strong restaurant community as many chain restaurants have moved in to this area. There are a few restaurants available, but this is not one of the strengths of this community.
The Forest Hill Village BIA is the locale business association which promotes businesses in the area.