Hillcrest Village Map
EMMA'S COUNTRY KITCHEN
1108 St Clair West
Emma's serves authentic home cooked meals to hungry locals. There is also a freezer section stocked full of fresh soups, sauces and savoury pies.
BOOM BREAKFAST & CO
1036 St Clair West
BOOM Breakfast has grown to include four locations across Toronto. The St. Clair West restaurant is consistently packed and serves excellent food.
BITE ME BAKERY
1034 St. Clair West
Bite Me Bakery is a specialty cupcake shop with a more adult vibe that offers almost 40 different types of bite-sized cupcakes.
1024 St. Clair West
Boutique Monique is a classy little vintage shop stocked with carefully hand-picked women's fashions in many different styles.
EL CAFETAL RESTAURANT AND BAKERY
1006 St Clair West
This neighbourhood bakery and café serves a mix of Mexican and Colombian treats along with a full breakfast and lunch menu.
1079 St Clair West
De Sotos is a long-standing neighbourhood pub that is consistently packed with locals. The menu contains a series of home-cooked comfort foods and the live jazz weekend brunch is worth a trip.
820 St Clair West
Stazione Centrale serves upscale Southern Italian comfort food in a train station themed restaurant.
THE CREST GASTROPUB
794 St Clair West
The Crest serves gourmet pub fare from a warm and inviting dining room and has a massive backyard patio perfect for the warmer months.
THE VILLAGE SCOOP
285 Rushton Road
The Village Scoop is a busy neighbouhood gelato shop tucked away on Rushton Road just north of St Clair West.
740 St. Clair West
The Rushton is a French-inspired bistro serving gourmet fare in a lush interior complete with stone walls, tin ceilings and a vintage bronze chandelier from 1920s France.
PIZZA e PAZZI
672 St Clair West
Pizza e Pizzi is a truly authentic Neapolitan pizzeria serving amazing food to the St. Clair West crowd.
GYPSY FOUND OBJECTS
762 St Clair West
Gypsy carries hand selected vintage and new clothing for men and women. There is also a large selection of unique and funky accessories.
ASADA MEXICAN GRILL
809 St. Clair West
This recent addition on St. Clair West offers authentic Mexican tacos. Everything is made from scratch using only fresh ingredients.
ASADA MEXICAN GRILL
701 St Clair West
Noir is a neighbourhood coffee shop with a bit of a Japanese inspired menu and interior.
699 St Clair West
The Stockyards is one of the top hotspots in all of Toronto. The restaurant is a modern take on the traditional family BBQ experience.
681 St Clair West
Mezzetta serves an incredible selection of small sharing plates for incredible value. This restaurant has been a neighbourhood gem for years.
671 St Clair West
This quaint little family-owned café offers breakfast, lunch and a great selection of desserts.
621 St Clair West
Established by pastry chef Leah Kalish, this trendy bakery serves excellent desserts in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
76 Wychwood Avenue
Since fall of 2008, Wychwood Barns has been a cherished part of Hillcrest Village and the surrounding neighbourhoods. The unique complex was created in the shell of a historic streetcar maintenance facility that was constructed back in the early 1900s. The facility is run by Artscape, an organization dedicated to multi-tenant spaces for arts and cultural uses. With the help of the community they have transformed Wychwood Barns into its current state featuring a 7,680 sq.ft. covered street used for markets and art shows, artist live/work spaces, indoor and outdoor public growing areas and spaces for conferences and events of all types.
The heart of Corso Italia runs along St. Clair West between Westmount Avenue and the eastern edge of Earlscourt Park. During the 1950s as new waves of Italian immigrants arrived, they moved north to St. Clair instead of staying in the established Little Italy along College Street. Italian grocery stores, cafes and restaurants started opening along St. Clair West and Corso Italia was born. Corso Italia still thrives as a tightknit neighbourhood and is even credited as having the first licensed outdoor patio in the city of Toronto.
Oakwood sits on the north side of St. Clair West between Corso Italia and Humewood. This up and coming neighbourhood is becoming a new destination for young families and couples who are attracted to the more affordable homes but still want to be close to vibrant restaurants, boutiques and cafes. The close proximity to transit and the downtown core only add to the increased desirability of this community.
The name Humewood comes from the former 25-acre estate that was owned by William Hume Blake in the early 1800s. The original Humewood house burned down in the late 1800s but was rebuilt in 1912 as the Humewood House for women in distress. To this day, the house is an important landmark and resource at the heart of the Humewood neighbourhood. Stretching north of St. Clair West, the Humewood is now an established family-oriented neighbourhood with many intimate streetscapes.
The origins of Hillcrest Village date back to the mid 1800's when the Turner family took up residence in the area. Their estate became known as Bracondale Village but by 1909 the property was subdivided into an exclusive subdivision know as Bracondale Hill Park. Today, the original Bracondale house is now the site of Hillcrest Park, which the area takes its name from. The mature neighbourhood is made up of large turn of the century homes that have maintained their original character and detailing.