West End neighbourhoods revolve around High Park which was bequeathed to the City of Toronto by its former landowner John George Howard. This bucolic setting has provided the perfect backdrop for the beautiful leafy streetscapes and the Craftsman-style architecture that the West End is known for. The famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright would have loved the harmony of the West End from its residential loft church conversions to the walk-up brownstone apartment buildings.
Renowned Canadian novelist Lucy Maud Montgomery author of the world-famous book Anne of Green Gables resided in idyllic Swansea Village which overlooks the Humber River. Montgomery’s home was aptly named Journey’s End as this is where she lived out the latter years of her remarkable life. The West Toronto Junction along Dundas Street features the last authentic Main Street within the City of Toronto. Bloor West Village is the birthplace of Toronto’s Business Improvement Areas and Roncesvalles Village is known for its Eastern European flavour.