This area was originally a common fishing and hunting ground for First Nations tribes before the first European settlers came in the 1790s. The Kings Mill was built in 1793 to process lumber for the first homes in Toronto, and was rebuilt three times due to a series of fires. The remnants inspired the popular Old Mill Restaurant, which opened in 1914.
The Real Estate
Most homes in this neighbourhood are detached, single family houses built between 1920 and 1940. The Tudor style homes range in size from two-bedroom bungalows to larger multi-level homes. Many are filled with charming details like leaded glass windows and hardwood floors, with beautiful views of the Old Mill and Humber River. Old Mill Road has the most distinct blend of properties, and consists of detached houses, luxury condos, and rental and co-op apartments.
This neighbourhood is built around the historic Old Mill ruins. Old Mill Restaurant, Old Mill Bridge, and the Humber River are all central to the residents’ way of life. It’s easy to enjoy nature with the miles of open parkland, ready for picnics, relaxing walks, and endless recreational options. Every fall, anglers and nature lovers head to the Humber River for the annual salmon migration.
Old Mill Inn and Spa is a popular brunch and dinner buffet destination for families, with Etienne Brule Park nearby. A short distance away is the Old Mill Tennis Club, which offers four tennis courts open to the public.
This neighbourhood is just a 10-minute walk from Bloor West Village shopping district, known for its great bakeries, European delis, speciality shops, and restaurants. Also close by is the Kingsway Village strip, which has a balanced mixture of chain stores, services, and independent shops.
Public transit is conveniently nearby, with both Old Mill Station and Jane Station providing connections to the Bloor-Danforth subway line. Motorists are just a 20-minute drive to the downtown core and Pearson International Airport.