Armour Heights, Toronto Real Estate and Community Info
Armour Heights is border by Wilson Avenue to the south, Bathurst Street to the west, and the west branch of the Don River to the north and east. Highway 401 cuts through the centre of the neighbourhood.
The area named after John Armour, was granted the concession sometime before 1837. During the nineteenth century, he sold the eastern part of his land to the Hogg brothers, which later became Hogg’s Hollow. The remaining parts of his property stayed in the Armour family until the First World War, when it was purchased by Colonel F.B. Robbins, who later built a large estate. The Plans were put on hold due to the war. He then decided to loan out the lands to the military, an air training facility was established. After World War 1 the airfield became the base for Bishop-Baker Aeroplanes Limited. The company closed in 1921 and the airfield became abandoned. The air force returned in 1942 as an officer’s mess and training school and remains in service today as the Canadian Forces College.
Some development followed in the 1920s but the area was from the city’s centre to attract many buyers. In the 1950s some streets were destroyed due to the construction of the 401.
After both World Wars, development steadied and the farmland was transformed into middle class suburban housing by the beginning of the 1970s.
Armour Heights has become an important Jewish area. Bathurst Street is lined with a number of Jewish stores, restaurants and synagogues.
An important landmark is Toronto’s Holocaust Memorial, which is located just north of the community in Earl Bales Park.
Armour Heights Real Estate
We have seen Armour Heights become one of the more sought after neighbourhoods within Toronto. The quiet streets, family neighbourhood and the close proximity with the hwy 401, transportation and less than a half hour from downtown Toronto. Deeper lots have been an attraction with the 30 and 40ft width of the homes. Most homes have been updated throughout the years offering all the modern amenities wanted in today's real estate market. The schools are excellent and Armour Heights offers and excellent community centre and is minutes from the cricket club and local arenas.