WYCHWOOD PARK, CA1870, A FORMER ARTISTS ENCLAVE, IS HIDDEN IN THE HEART OF THE CITY

WYCHWOOD PARK was founded as a private artists colony by painter Marmaduke Matthews<Marmaduke Matthews’  ‘Autumn Still Life/1888′ above> and businessman Alexander Jardin.  It exists intact to this day.Mr. Matthews’ home, Wychwood, #6 <above>, still stands, beside another 60 houses built around a small pond, which is actually a dammed up Taddle Creek –  http://www.lostrivers.caWYCHWOOD PARK is our only neighbourhood with a warning sign for quicksand and one of the few still lit by TORONTO’S old streetlamps.  Some of the houses have spectacular downtown views.  The village combines rusticity and exclusivity; house prices here run into the millions.  Adjacent are the Wychwood Car Barns and artist studios.  Great place for a long walk.