This is a nieghourhood with a very interesting history. The area was named after a farmer named John Armour who was granted concession sometime before 1837. In the middle of the 19th century, he sold the eastern part of his land to the Hogg brothers, and it later became Hogg's hollow. The western side remained in the Armour family until just before WWI when it was purchased by developer Colonel F.B. Robins. His plans for development had to pause for the war, and he loaned his land to be used for an air training facility. Amelia Earhart was a regular visitor!

For many years the area was used as an air base, at one point even being operated by war heroes Billy Bishop and William George Barker. In the 1920s some development began to show, but it was still too far away from the city to become established. In the 1950s the 401 was built, cutting though the middle of the neigbourhood, and this allowed for easier access and faster development.  Soon the farmlands made way for middle class suburban living. 

This neighbourhood is bordered by Wilson Avenue on the South, the Don Valley Golf Course and Earls Bale Park lands on the East and North, and Bathurst Street on the West. It has become increasingly popular due to its deep lots, its proximity to the 401, and its quiet neighbourhood feel. It has excellent children's programs and a public school considered to be one of the best in Toronto.

Notable Amenities at Armour Heights:

1. School and Eduational Facility: Summit Heights Public School, Armour Heights Public School, St. Margaret Catholic Elementary, Loretto Abbey Catholic Secondary, Glen Briar Academy

2. Food and Restaurants:   Sampaguita Village (Filipino), Moe Pancer’s (Delis), The Copper Chimney (Indian), Karbouzi (Greek), Paese (Italian) 

3. Shopping, Leisure and Recreation: A mix of shops on Avenue Road and Bathurst Street - The Armour Heights Community Centre located at 2141 Avenue Road - The Don Valley Golf Course at the south-east boundary of this neighbourhood - Earl Bales Park at the north end of Armour Heights off Bathurst Street

Getting to Armour Heights by Public Transit:

York Mills Station on the Yonge/University Subway Line - 7, 160, and 310 on Bathurst Street - 96, 165, and 319 on Wilson Avenue - 61 and 142 on Bombay Avenue