After cresting the hill on Yonge Street at the Loblaws store heading north, glance to your right and you’ll see the tree tops of Hoggs Hollow. Turn right at the Miller Tavern and you’ll soon be lost in the winding, heavily treed country lanes which comprise Hoggs Hollow. Named after James Hogg, a Scotsman who operated a whisky distillery (what else?) in the 1800s, Hoggs Hollow feels like a community from a quieter, gentler age.
Most of the homes were built between the 1920s and 1960s on large lots in a variety of styles. Picket fences, shutters and streets without sidewalks give Hoggs Hollow a very rural feel. Not surprisingly this is a tight knit community and the local residents association organizes frequent activities from summer fairs to seasonal carolling.
York Mills Park features a paved trail along the West Don River, as well as a children’s playground and a perfect hill for tobogganing.
Local shopping is available at the York Mills Shopping Centre at York Mills and Bayview and also south on Yonge Street towards Lawrence Avenue. Commuters have easy access to downtown via the York Mills subway station.