History

Hogg’s Hollow is one of the most affluent neighbourhoods in Toronto, located in the Don River Valley and centred on the intersection of Yonge Street and York Mills Road/Wilson Avenue.

Hogg’s Hollow is named after the Hogg family. James Hogg (1797-1839), a Scotsman settled in the area in 1824. Hogg operated a whisky distillery and a grist mill, and was viewed as the most successful of all the millers in the valley.

Subdivision of the present day Hogg’s Hollow neighbourhood began in the 1920s with the creation of lots, layout of roads, and design of homes reflecting the aesthetic of the English countryside.

Borders & Transportation

It is bordered by York Mills to the North, Green Valley to the East, Glen Echo to the South and Yonge Street to the West. York Mills subway on Old York Mills offers convenient downtown access. The 401 is only a few mins drive north of York Mills.


Homes

This very prestigious neighbourhood features mostly custom built detached manor homes on minimum 50’ frontages, and more recently feature an assortment of contemporary classic and traditional new custom residences.

The Don River meanders through the winding roads of the valley and there are no sidewalks which adds to its tranquil country feel. Many homes back onto premium river, ravine or golf course lots.

Schools

Neighbourhood private schools include Loretto Abbey (Catholic Secondary Girls School) on Mason Blvd, Crescent School (boys) on Bayview Ave, Toronto French School (co-ed) on Lawrence Avenue, Havergal College (girls) on Avenue Road, and Hillcrest Progressive School on Plymbridge Road.


Public Schools in the neighbourhood are Armour Heights Public School at Avenue Rd and Wilson, Owen Public School (North of York Mills Rd.), York Mills Collegiate on York Mills Road, and St. Andrew's Middle School on Fenn Ave.


Nearby University is York University's Glendon College on Bayview and Lawrence.


Recreation

The Miller Tavern is a popular upscale restaurant in the Valley. The neighbourhood also offers many recreational options including Valley tennis, the Mill Street Park, and winter outdoor skating. The NAG (Neighbourhood Activities Group) organizes yearly activities including Gourmet Diners Group, Ladies Walking Group, Neighbourhood Watch, The Valley Fair, Book Club as well as keeping track of ongoing developments both within and surrounding Hogg’s Hollow.