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Neighborhood Overview

West-Hill, Toronto

West Hill Neighbourhood Overview

A neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada is called West Hill. It is situated in the Scarborough neighbourhood near the eastern edge of the city. The area is roughly bordered on the west by Scarborough Golf Club Road and a branch of Highland Creek, on the south by Lake Ontario, and on the east by Highland Creek. Its elevated location on the western side of Highland Creek, a deep glacial ravine, gave rise to the name. It is currently common to refer to the area east of Manse Road, which approximately divides this neighbourhood in half, as the Manse Valley neighbourhood. Compared to the western section of the neighbourhood, it has greater industrial development and less commercial development. Prior to construction, however, these areas were regarded as being a part of West Hill.

Liveability & Lifestyle of West Hill

The liveability and lifestyle of neighbourhood West Hill has been seen to be moderately preferable. However, some areas are there, where West Hill has some challenges to be the perfect liveable place for people. The following table shows the liveability of the place along with some of other traits:
Liveability  75
Amenities A+
Cost of Living B-
Employment C-
Housing A-
Schools D
Crime B
The crime rate of the West Hill neighbourhood is on the lower side. It is less than 4% for less than 100,000 people in the area. The violent crime statistics are also lower in comparison to the property crime figures. The area is mostly peaceful here. The crime rate of this place has been statistically compared in the following:
Index  West Hill (/100k people) Toronto /100k People National (/100k people)
Total Crime 3,823 2,915 4223
Violent Crime 982 748 1042
Property Crime 2,842 2,167 3181
All violent and property crimes are included in total crime. Homicide, murder, assault, robbery, abduction, extortion, harassment, threats, and any other violent offences are considered violent crimes. Breaking and entering, theft, theft of a motor vehicle, fraud, mischief, and all other property crime violations are all considered property crimes. Violations of federal statutes, traffic laws, the criminal code, and drug laws are among the crimes not listed in this table. Based on data from Statistics Canada, these crime statistics are estimates.

People & Culture of West Hill

The part of which is now the part of West Hill was the part of the larger Highland Creek neighbourhood in the middle of the 19th century, which stretched from the present-day Galloway Road to the Pickering-Pickering line. Eli Shackleton took over as postmaster in Highland Creek in 1862 and relocated the post office from the east to the west side of the valley. The post office was moved back to the east side of the valley after Shackleton's time as postmaster. Hence, cultural diversification has been seen due to the mixture of the different ethnicities of the people. In the following, some statistical figures have been presented for the West Hill location:
Median Income $66,690
Unemployment Rate 5.7%
Labour participation rate 58.2%
People in West Hill have a diversification in Language. There are people who speak English, and both English and French as well. The area is highly cosmopolitan in nature, as evident from the language data as mentioned below.
Speak English only 5,154,905
English and French 464,980

Top Attractions & Places to Visit in West Hill

West Hill is home to several attractions that residents and visitors equally appreciate. These include beautiful parks, entertainment zones, recreational amenities, and a lot more. The area offers several landmarks that help people spend their time in a productive manner.

Canada’s Wonderland

With an annual attendance of roughly 13 million, Paramount Parks ran the amusement parks Paramount's Kings Island, Paramount's Kings Dominion, Paramount's Great America, Paramount's Carowinds, and Paramount Canada's Wonderland. Viacom, a division of National Amusements, acquired Paramount Pictures in 1994, and as part of that deal, it also acquired ownership of the business. A ten-year licence to use the Paramount Parks brand and theme, as well as a four-year licence to use Nickelodeon names and themes, were included in the company's acquisition by Cedar Fair on June 30, 2006.

Little Canada

A tourist destination called Little Canada, formerly known as Our Home and Miniature Land, is situated at The Tenor, close to Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It has HO size reproductions of places including the Golden Horseshoe, Niagara Falls, Ottawa, Quebec City, and Toronto, as well as other places found all around Canada.

Things to Do in West Hill

East Point Park

People can go on a trek from Old Kingston Road to Colonel Danforth Park, then on to East Point Park, following Highland Creek. It would have been better if you had taken bikes to East Point Park, as the entire route was paved. You can bike from Detroit to Cornwall along the Waterfront Trail, which includes East Point Park.

Canada’s Wonderland

The park's 300 acres are filled with alternatives, including 200 attractions, 2 kid-friendly zones, and 17 different roller coasters. They also have Splash Works, a 20-acre water park. Get a Fast Lane Plus pass if you enjoy roller coasters and other exhilarating rides. With this highly sought-after pass, you may ride all the coasters without waiting in line. That includes Behemoth, Leviathan, and the brand-new Yukon Striker, the park's top three roller coasters.

Distance & Commute from Popular Locations

Multiple locations are located near West Hill. These are readily accessible via multiple means of transit. Some of them are given below for the West Hill location.
  • The nearby railways Kennedy station which is 9 KM away from West Hill
  • Toronto Pearson International Airport is 40Km away from West Hill.
  • The most nearby locality of West Hill is Kingston Square; it is only 290 m away from West Hill.

Popular Markets in West Hill

Multiple markets abound in West Hill. These take care of not just daily necessities but also other recreational pursuits of local residents. Here is a closer look at some of the leading markets in the area.

U of T Scarborough Farmers’ Market

The U of T Scarborough Farmers' Market enriches our community and campus by bringing in local farmers, artisans, and food. This is the neighbourhood shop that is immensely popular amongst local residents.

Kabul Market

Look no further if you're looking for the best meat, poultry, and deli products for your family.

Simi African Food Market

With actual grocery stores in Ontario, Simi African Foods is a manufacturer of branded African foods. You can order your favourite groceries and other items from our online store and pick them up during business hours and on weekends.

West Hill Demographics

The demographics of the neighbourhood are quite interesting. The population stands at 29,459 people and the density is 3083 per square kilometer. There is a slightly higher median age of 40.7 while there are 59% of married couples in the locality as well. There are 43% families who have children at home.
Statistic Location
Area Code 289
Population 29459
Population density (sq km) 3083
Median age 40.7
Male/Female ratio 1.1:1
Married couples 59%
Families w/ kids at home 43%

Things to Do in West Hill with Kids & Pets

Programs are available at the Heron Park Community Recreation Center for people of all ages. The building has gyms, playrooms, communal rooms for renting out for parties, and skating rinks. In operation from June through August is the outdoor pool.
  • It is a beautiful park with a trail leading to Lake Ontario.
  • There are a couple of secluded beaches on either side of Highland Creek's mouth.

Average Cost of Living in West Hill

The cost of living in West Hill is not very expensive. A fair review has been provided in the following table. The cost of living is comparatively on the higher side for the neighbourhood. The housing costs are comparatively reasonable here as indicated by the table.
Index Location (out of 100)
Cost of living 97
Goods & Services 108
Groceries 100
Health care 103
Housing 70
Transportation 107
Utilities 130

Real Estate Housing Market of West Hill

The median listing price of West Hill is $ $788,385. The median listing price per square foot in West Hill is $659.19. Properties usually remain on the market for an average of 30 to 90 days. There are many condominiums and semi-detached houses, and the majority of properties have three bedrooms. There are several options for West Hill houses here, with the West Hill real estate market being a flourishing one.

Location Insights


What is the average home price in West Hill?

The median price of a home in West Hills is $703,328. In West Hills, the average monthly rent is $2,905, and most people own their houses. West Hills is a walking neighbourhood with lots of parks and coffee shops.

How much does a rental home cost in West Hill?

There are 24 houses for rent in West Hill, Toronto, Ontario, with monthly rent ranging from $2,000 to $3,500. Your preferred West Hill, Toronto, ON, homes for rent are only a few clicks away on Square Yards. Use the filtering options provided to get a list of properties based on your criteria, whether you are looking for single-family homes, mobile or recreational homes, or any other types of rental properties.

What are nearby neighbourhoods in West Hill?

Some of the nearby neighbourhoods include Scarborough Golf Club Road, Highland Creek, Lake Ontario, Manse Road, or Manse Valley.

How many homes are for sale in West Hill?

There are more than 30 homes for sale in West Hill, Toronto, Canada.

How quickly are homes selling in West Hill?

The median listing price per square foot in West Hill is $659.19. Properties usually remain on the market for an average period of 30 to 90 days.

Where does West Hill rank among other Ontario neighbourhoods?

As the livability score of West Hill is 75/100 and the crime rate is 31% higher than Toronto, the rank of this place is not very high among the Ontario neighbourhoods.

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