Armour Heights

Thinking of buying a home in Armour Heights?

The Graff Girls are your local experts and can guide you to the right streets and the best home for your family.

Did you know this about Armour Heights?

Armour Heights encompasses the area East of Bathurst Street to Old Yonge and North of Wilson Avenue to Earl Bales Park. Armour Heights was originally settled in the 1830s by John Armour after whom this neighbourhood is named. The Armour homestead was situated where Armour Heights Community Centre is located today. The Armour family sold their farm in 1911 to Colonel F.B. Robins, who planned the Armour Heights neighbourhood. Robins envisioned Armour Heights as a high-class address with its own polo field and bridle path. The polo field was never built however the bridle path has become today’s Yonge Boulevard. When the first World War broke out Colonel Robins put his subdivision on hold and instead donated land in Armour Heights to the air force as a training school for American and Canadian pilots. American Aviatrix hero Amelia Earnhardt was a regular visitor to the airfield during the latter part of the war when she was stationed in Toronto as a nurses aid with the Canadian Red Cross. The Armour Heights subdivision was beginning to gather steam when in 1929 Robins and fellow developer W.P. Mulock sold all their interest in Armour Heights to R. J. Lillico & Associates. This sale was described in local papers at the time as one of the largest real estate transactions ever in Toronto. The new owners attempted to change the name of this subdivision to Beverley Hills but it is the original Armour Heights name that has stood the test of time. Cheryl and Samantha know it extremely well and therefore understand why you are interested in this area. The Armour Heights Community Centre is well known for its excellent selection of children programs. Armour Heights School is highly rated as one of the top public schools in Toronto.

How are the schools in Armour Heights?

Feel free to ask Cheryl and Samantha about the local schools.  There are several schools, public, secondary, Catholic and private, in the area depending on which street you reside on. The list includes Summit Heights Public School, St Robert School, Dublin Heights E & MS Ledbury Park Elementary & Middle School, John Polanyi Collegiate Institute Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute and Northern Secondary School.

What about medical care in the Armour Heights Area?

The Graff Girls explain that medical care is excellent at North York Hospital, located at Sheppard Avenue and Leslie Street.  World-renowned Sunnybrook Hospital is located just south of York Mills on Bayview Avenue. The area is now home to dozens of healthcare providers from western medicine to naturopaths to energy practitioners and many more.

Are there nice parks in Armour Heights?

Samantha and Cheryl will tell you that Armour Heights offers the well known Earl Bales Park located on the north end of Armour Heights off Bathurst Street. The North York Ski Centre offers lessons, clinics and rentals for snowboarders and skiers of all ages. Earl Bales also includes a community centre with game rooms, banquet hall and parent-toddler programmes. There also is a senior centre, fine picnic spots and an amphitheatre.

Do you like to shop? 

All you have to do is a cruise down Avenue Road or go over to Yonge Street and you will be able to shop til you drop with all the boutique stores as well as Brand Name stores for ladies and men’s apparel, home decorating, sporting goods, outdoor furniture and the list goes on and on.

If you are looking for expert advice on the purchase or sale of a home in Armour Heights, the only realtor team to call is The Graff Girls.