We’ve been living in Toronto’s east end for generations, and we know the neighbourhoods here inside and out. So you can imagine how excited we get when a community we’ve always loved starts receiving the recognition it deserves. That’s how we feel about Birch Cliff. This charming enclave, which sits not far from the Beaches, has so much to offer that it’s hard to believe some Torontonians are just discovering it—and thinking of making it home!
If you’re considering a move to Birch Cliff, here are five reasons you’ll fall in love with the area…
1) Its natural beauty
You just can’t beat the gorgeous landscapes in East Toronto—and some of the most impressive can be found in Birch Cliff. Thanks to its location on the majestic Scarborough Bluffs, this picturesque community offers views that we can only describe as spectacular. In fact, you’ll find some pretty stunning vistas all along the Lake Ontario shoreline here. Don’t forget to look out for all the birch trees, which give the neighbourhood its name!
2) The community feel
One of the best parts of living in Birch Cliff is the area’s sense of community. Whether you’re here for a day or a decade, you’ll enjoy the friendly feel of this East Toronto neighbourhood—not to mention the local festivities. From the annual parade that takes place in May to the farmers market that’s held on Friday afternoons, there’s no shortage of opportunities for residents to get out, have fun, and mingle!
3) The homes
In Birch Cliff, it’s pretty much impossible to get bored with your surroundings—and we’re not just talking about the area’s proximity to nature. Spend some time here, and you’ll find that the variety of attractive, well-tended homes contributes to the community’s overall charm. From the Tudor and Edwardian-style houses in Birch Cliff Heights to the stately mansions that grace prestigious Fallingbrook, the housing stock here is impressively diverse.
4) Kingston Road
Most Birch Cliff residents love being just a short distance from the Beaches (the boardwalk is about a 20-minute stroll away). That said, the neighbourhood has its own lively little business district. We’re talking about Kingston Road. Favourites along the strip include Cheers (for satisfying fish and chips), the Birchcliff (a friendly neighbourhood coffee shop), and East End Estates (for those who love antiquing).
5) The Toronto Hunt Club
A true gem, the Toronto Hunt Club has a long and prestigious history. This private institution, which is nestled in along Lake Ontario, is the second oldest of its kind in Canada. Its course features a design that works for enthusiasts of all skill levels, making it ideal for beginners and seasoned golfers alike. Not only that, but the club is the perfect place for Birch Cliff families to dine and socialize. If you’re thinking of moving to the area and you’re interested in hitting the links, the Toronto Hunt Club is worth getting excited about!
Interested in learning more about Birch Cliff? Check out our community guides to discover what this beautiful east end neighbourhood has to offer!