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Welcome to Riverdale

Neighbourhood Description

Riverdale is very well situated in Toronto, not only well connected to the downtown business district but also well linked to the diverse cultural makeup of the city.  Although its Victorian  style homes and its history link it to Toronto’s past, Riverdale is connected to the “young Toronto” of today with the urban mix of its inhabitants, its interesting shopping districts, and its centres of Greek and Asian cuisine. The Danforth area, a great shopping district, was the heart of Toronto’s Greek community. “Little India” is centred on the Gerard Indian Bazaar, and East Chinatown has become one of the busiest market areas in the district.  Riverdale has also become the home of young affluent professionals attracted by the community, by the beautiful old houses and also by its close links to downtown Toronto.

The neighbourhood has five subway stops, likely the most in one neighbourhood in the city, as well as convenient bus and streetcar routes through which Riverdale is connected to nearby downtown Toronto, to the shopping districts at Bloor Street  and to the nearby Beaches. An area known for its established trees, plentiful parks, its little parkettes, many recreational facilities, easy connections to The Waterfront Trail and access to Toronto’s biking routes near Broadview Subway Station, Riverdale has become one of Toronto’s sought after communities.


Riverdale Map [MLS Region - E1,E3]


Real Estate

This area, comprised of mainly early century semi detached houses with some single- family detached dwellings, row houses and low- rise apartment buildings, and with some new loft style condos is divided into two sections- North and South Riverdale.  More expensive and more spacious homes are located mainly in the north section. Homes tend to have long narrow backyards with parking off  back laneways or permit on street parking.

If this neighbourhood is appealing, you may also want to consider  Leslieville, The Beach,  the High Park area try Leaside for semis or move further east along the DanforthContact Claire for information about the neighbouring communities of Playter Estates, Danforth Village and East York. 



Approx. distances to:
Don Valley Parkway: 1 to 3 kms
401 and 400: 16 kms
King/ Bay: 4 kms
Yonge and Bloor: 3 kms
Nearest subway stations: Greenwood, Coxwell, Donlands, Chester, Pape


Favourite Spots

Favourite Restaurants

Restaurants - For dinner  -  SOMA, POP Bistro, Kubo Radio, Barrio

The Burger Shoppe (awesome burgers and fries!!!)  

Brunch -Bonjour Brioche

Favourite Places

Coffee Shop - The Dark Horse offers a great place to meet, read the paper

Parkview Hills - where we live because of its privacy - Liz



Toronto District School Board

Elementary Schools

  • Blake Street Jr., 21 Boultbee Ave., 416 393-9415
  • Dundas Jr., 935 Dundas Street East  416 393-9565
  • Earl Grey Sr., 100 Strathcona Ave., 416 393-9545
  • First Nations, 935 Dundas Street East., 416 393-0555
  • Jackman Avenue Public School , 79 Jackman Ave. 416 393 9710
  • Frankland Jr., 816 Logan Ave., 416 393-9720
  • Morse Jr., 180 Carlaw Ave., 416 393-9494
  • Pape Avenue Jr., 404 Pape Ave., 416 393-9470
  • Quest Alternative Sr., 25 Bain Ave., 416 393-9430
  • Queen Alexandria Sr., 181 Broadview Ave., 416 393-9535
  • Withrow Avenue Jr., 25 Bain Ave., 416 393-9440

Secondary Schools

  • Rosedale Heights Secondary School, 711 Bloor Street East, 416 393-1580
  • Eastdale Collegiate Institute, 701 Gerrard Street East., 416 393-9630
  •  Riverdale Collegiate Institute, 1094 Gerrard Street East 416 393-9820

Toronto Catholic District School Board

Elementary Schools

  • Holy Name, 690  Carlaw Ave., 416 393-5215
  • St. Ann, 55  Howie  Ave., 416 393-5213
  • St.William, 343 Jones  Ave., 416 393-5303

Secondary Schools

  • St Patrick’s Secondary School, 49  Felstead Ave., 416 397- 6685

*Check with local schools concerning boundary restrictions.


Neighbourhood Listings

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