Like many of the city’s posh residential havens, this once-rural area was named for its original estate—Summer Hill house—built in 1842 by Canadian transportation baron Charles Thompson. In the 1880s, the North Toronto Railway station was established at Yonge, and the neighbourhood developed around it. Today, it’s a hub of activity. From quiet, tree-lined side streets come residents in search of upscale food and decor. Still a beacon for the neighbourhood, the railway station currently serves as an LCBO flagship, fitting right in by offering exclusive cooking and wine-tasting seminars to patrons.