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Birch Cliff was established around The Toronto Hunt Club in 1895. After the club was built many cottages and small houses were built, one of the cottages was named Birch Cliff, and this is where the neighbourhoods name originates.
The homes located closer to the lake tend to be larger on bigger lots and more expensive. A notable landmark in Birch Cliff is the R. C. Harris Water Treatment Plant. This building is used as a plant that provides approximately 45% of Toronto’s and the GTA’s water supply. Not only is this a very old water treatment facility it is also known for its beautiful architecture.
Most Cliffside homes for sale were built in the 1960’s and resemble older style homes. These homes generally sit on large lots and have private driveways. Cliffside real estate has homes which generally have 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Many homes in this neighbourhood have been renovated and made to look modern. The most desired homes in Cliffside are the homes south of Kingston and the ones overlooking Lake Ontario.
Cliffside is known for the St. Augustine Seminary, a landmark in this neighbourhood. Because Cliffside stretches to the Scarborough Bluffs residents are in close proximity to the beautiful Bluffers Park and its marina. Bluffers Park offers a beautiful scenic outdoor space perfect for families who want to enjoy the water playground, go boating or enjoy a simple picnic by the water. Bluffers Park also has smaller parks closer to the top which allows people to get some great views of Lake Ontario.