The area of C02 according to the Toronto Real Estate Board includes the Annex, Wychwood Park, Casa Loma and Yonge-St. Claire. These vibrant communities are defined by Yonge Street to the east, St. Clair Ave. West to the north, Ossington Ave. to the west and Bloor Street West to the south.
The area is mainly residential, with a number of quiet one-way streets lined with a uniquely “Torontonian” style of home echoing the Victorian era, popular among Toronto’s elite during the turn of the 20th century. Many of the homes were built for Toronto’s elite in the 1880s to the early 1900s. The Annex was originally home to Timothy Eaton and George Gooderham of the Gooderham and Worts Distillery in the Distillery District.
The main shopping district of this area is located on Bloor Street, with a buzzing restaurant scene and a short distance to upscale shopping district of Yorkville.
Further south in C02 is the stunning district of Casa Loma, named after the only castle in North America. The prominence of the castle led to a huge boom in the area, with many wealthy residents building residences and defining the present neighbourhood. For its proximity to downtown, the Casa Loma neighbourhood feels more like a fairy tale with beautiful homes offering exceptional privacy. It is one of the most desirable neighbourhoods, attracting Toronto’s affluent with its luxury mansions and pristine landscaping.
Wychwood Park is the final area that makes up Toronto Real Estate Board’s C02 district. This exclusive, private community consists of an enclave of 60 homes nestled in a private ravine setting atop the wooded hills of the Davenport Ridge. It is one of Toronto’s most exclusive neighbourhoods, and has been designated as an Ontario Heritage Conservation district since 1985. It is unique in that it has its own executive council that oversees and governs the area, which is funded by the homeowners through a special additional tax. Today, the Artscape Wychwood Barns houses artist live/work spaces, a community-run gallery, and a covered street for farmers’ and art markets.