ABOUT THE RIVERDALE NEIGHBOURHOOD


Click here for the 2013 Riverdale Real Estate Update http://www.torontoneighbourhoods.net/real-estate-updates/2013/04/riverdale-real-estate-update-2013

Riverdale is one of Toronto's most vibrant places to live, and it's easy to see why people continue to value this neighbourhood. North Riverdale is known for its large Greek community, but also its multiculturalism. The homes north, south and bordering the Danforth are highly coveted, and have continued to do well in value. Those that have been renovated are especially desirable.

There is a good mix of Edwardian and Victorian style homes constructed in the 1800s. At that time they were primarily used as boarding rooms to house the working class. Since then, many of these residences have been redeveloped and redesigned into homes for young families and professionals, turning this area into a trendy, popular and expensive one!

Getting There


Access to a subway line - a perfect ingredient for a neighbourhood that thrives! Those working in the city love that they can walk to the subway along the Danforth, or take the Broadview streetcar south, and then along King Street directly into the Financial District.

Schools


Withrow Avenue JPS, Jackman Avenue JPS, and Frankland Community school are Riverdale's three local junior public schools, all which are ranked higher than 8/10 by the Fraser Institute.  Click on the link below to see which school would be best for you.  http://www.torontoneighbourhoods.net/neighbourhoods/east-end/riverdale/schools

Shops


The Big Carrot for all your organic groceries, Dash Kitchen for special treats, Dessa for your leather goods, Moss for all your indoor - outdoor furniture, Crema for delicious coffee, and make sure you don't miss Dolce for the best gelato in town.

Parks


Withrow and Riverdale Park are the two most popular. Withrow Park is one of Toronto’s largest multi-purpose parks. The park is bound by Carlaw Avenue to the east, Bain Avenue to the south, Logan Avenue to the west, and McConnell Avenue to the north. It was constructed in the 1910s at the same time that the surrounding community was built. . In the summer it's alive with dog walkers, kids playing in the several playgrounds, teams playing soccer and baseball. It is my personal favourite.

Riverdale Park – A large park spanning across the Lower Don River. In the summer there are recreational fields for soccer and Ultimate, tennis courts and a running track. In winter it’s a perfect playground with its outdoor hockey rink.. and don’t miss the visual as kids line the hills toboganning!!!

What's not to love about this neighbourhood??