SUMMERHILL’S ROSEHILL PARK & GARDEN ARE A COUPLE OF BLOCKS EAST OF ST. CLAIR & YONGE

rosehill3Walk two blocks east of bustling St. Clair and Yonge, and you’re in a different world altogether – Rosehill Park, Rosehill Garden, the Summerhill neighbourhood of Victorian-era homes, and David Balfour Park and ravine.  Rosehill Reservoir, built in 1873/74, covered over in the 1960’s, became the city’s first environmentally friendly green roof.  Adjacent Rosehill Garden was built on a former playground.

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ROSEHILL GARDEN, built on a former playground, was a joint City and neighbourhood project, and took five years of negotiating and fundraising to complete.  Year ’round it’s one of TORONTO’s most beautiful public spaces.

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Fonds 200, Series 372, Subseries 72 - Toronto Water Works photog

<BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO – the uncovered Rosehill Reservoir in 1933, Toronto City Archives>