Often ranked as the best Toronto neighbourhood in which to live, Rosedale is centrally located, but the deep and lush ravines, which meander through the area, make Rosedale feel like it’s a parkland oasis just minutes from the downtown core.
Average home price in Rosedale in 2014: $2,888,384
If you are moving to Toronto, Rosedale is definitely a neighbourhood that you and your family should consider. It is a neighbourhood with history, taste, and style. You will notice that area residents are well heeled, and the homes reflect their high standards with professionally landscaped lawns, and tastefully executed renovations that are always in keeping with the area’s heritage designation.
An advantage to living in Rosedale, as local insiders know, is the convenient access to upscale shops on Yonge Street where you will find prepared foods, fresh produce, and high quality fresh fish and meats. Hidden away in leafy North Rosedale is the neighbourhood gem made up of offerings like the fancy fine food emporium Summerhill Market, and its sister-store Scoops. You will also find dry cleaners, banks, a pharmacy, and even a veterinarian clinic.
Schools in Rosedale
An advantage of moving to Rosedale is that these neighbourhood schools are consistently ranked as the best in the city. For more information, please visit the Toronto District School Board website at www.tdsb.on.ca
Junior Public Schools
Rosedale Junior Public School
Whitney Junior Public School
Deer Park Junior and Senior Public School
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Separate School
Senior Public Schools
Northern Secondary School
Jarvis Collegiate Institute.
Rosedale Heights School of the Arts
Private Education in Rosedale
Mooredale Preschool (co-educational, pre-school to SK)
A benefit of moving to Rosedale is the opportunity to be close to the grand parks of this neighbourhood, with histories as old and as venerable as their towering trees.
Rosedale Park was the site of the very first Canadian football championship game, the Grey Cup, and hosts the lively annual community fundraising fair, Mayfair. For over 40 years, area residents who gather to celebrate the warmth of their community have enjoyed Mayfair. It is an opportunity to meet and visit with friends, old and new. Mayfair is said to define the spirit of this special neighbourhood.
Chorley Park sits above the sprawling ravine of the vast Don River Valley. The park is filled all year round with dog-walkers and nature seekers. Chorley Park connects directly to paths that lead to the Evergreen-Brickworks, a spectacular community environmental centre that holds farmers’ markets and other events in its wetland nature reserve.
Toronto Lawn Tennis Club is a private, members-only club with squash and gym facilities whose 100-year history reads like a who’s who in the tennis world and in Rosedale society.
Mooredale House is the headquarters of the Rosedale-Moore Park Association and offers summer day camps, music lessons, and arts and sports programs. It is a vibrant community hub.
Transportation in Rosedale
The Rosedale 82 bus winds through the quiet streets to Rosedale Subway Station, one of only a few above ground open subway stations. Rosedale station is on the Yonge-University line. On the southern edge of the neighbourhood is Sherbourne Station, which is on the east-west Bloor-Danforth line.
Travelling by car through Rosedale, residents have easy access to main arteries like Mt. Pleasant Rd. and Bayview Ave, and the Don Valley Parkway, which connects north to Hwy 401 and south to the Gardiner Expressway.
Entertainment in Rosedale
Just a short walk from the quiet streets of Rosedale is one of Toronto’s most celebrated areas: The Bloor-Yorkville Shopping District. Our very own Mink Mile has high-end international designer shops such as Cartier, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, the Canadian fashion behemoth Holt Renfrew, and some of the best restaurants and bars the city has to offer.