By Susan Eickmeier

A mere 12 years ago, when I moved into the Cricket Club area, at the time, it felt so far … from my life at St. Clair & Spadina & downtown Toronto!  Sitting south of Wilson ~ between Yonge and Avenue Road, I slowly began to realize what a jewel we had stumbled across ~ a well kept secret it seemed!

Well, that is just one of the fabulous things about Toronto; all the amazing tree lined neighbourhoods it has.  So special to each one of us, for our own glorious reasons.

Yes, the Cricket Club pocket is a neighbourhood with an amazing sense of community, friendship & socializing.    A summers walk out with the dog, can turn into a great chat with a neighbour, a drink in the backyard, or a BBQ invitation for dinner.  In the busy and rushed world we live in, isn’t it wonderful to be able to ~ as my children would say ~  have a last minute, unplanned play date just next door or down the street.

Loretto Abbey on Mason Blvd.; is one of the amazing & truly beautiful landmarks of the Cricket Club neighbourhood.  A Catholic girls school; Loretto was built in 1928 after outgrowing several locations around the city.  It was founded by Toronto’s first nuns, the Loretto Sisters, who arrived here in 1847.  Today, the Abbey sits as an anchor to the beautiful streets and homes that surround it.  A unique pocket in every sense; of community and the people that live here.  It’s just another reason why I love living here.

I could go on & on … but it’s time to walk the dog … and say hello to my neighbour Cathy ~ I want to thank her for hosting a wonderful backyard skating get together last night.   Stay tuned for my next blog on ~ more jewels ~ in The Cricket Club neighbourhood.

Susan Eickmeier is a Sales Representative with Royal LePage R.E.S. Ltd/Johnston & Daniel Division.   Susan’s website is located at