Rosedale Real Estate
An affluent, prestigious hidden hamlet in the heart of Toronto
Local legend stemming back to the 1820s claims that Rosedale was named for the beautiful wild roses that grew everywhere. History is very important here, and both South and North Rosedale have received Heritage Conservation District status under the Ontario Heritage Act, thus preserving the old homes and characteristics of this prestigious neighborhood. This has helped it grow into a fashionable and affluent district with its enviable location just a few minutes from bustling downtown Toronto, yet surrounded by parks, ravines, and old-world charm.
Rosedale is a walker’s paradise, and residents can easily meander to many fine restaurants, upscale boutiques, and independent shops. The trails along the many ravines surrounding the neighborhood offer instant access to natural settings. Local parks offer tennis courts, ice skating rinks, and wading pools. The architecture includes fabulous Victorian, Georgian, Tudor, and Edwardian mansions. There are also beautiful townhouses and luxury condominiums with stunning views.
What to Love
- Wide-open greenspace with ravines, trails, and parks
- Beautiful and historic architecture
- Very walkable with daily needs at your fingertips
- Specialty boutiques and fine-dining restaurants
- Excellent public transportation
- Serene setting and quiet due to the surrounding ravines
After marveling at the old architecture, the first word that might come to mind about Rosedale is peace. Due to its unique location, surrounding ravines, and large parks, this neighborhood seems as if it’s far off somewhere in a storybook countryside. Yet downtown Toronto with its exciting shopping and nightlife, is just around the corner. The Mooredale House community center is popular with the locals and offers a swimming pool, children’s camps and programs, soccer teams and other sports, concerts, and more.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
For the best in Canadian and American food, it’s hard to beat Black Camel. Delight in their seared steak sandwich if you’re looking for a new favorite. Rosedale’s Finest Specialty Foods is one of those boutique grocery shops that must be enjoyed. Gourmet, hard-to-find groceries are in the back with a café in front. Their excellent lamb Osso Bucco will not disappoint. The Summerhill Market, known as “your other kitchen,” is yet another unique experience. Their specialty groceries, prepared foods, catering, bakery, deli, gifts, and flowers are a local necessity.You shouldn’t be surprised to hear of yet more uniqueness about this neighborhood. Known affectionately as “The Five Thieves,” a group of circa-1892 buildings adjacent to the North Toronto Station underwent a three-year restoration and expansion project. They now house a collection of specialty food shops, including the LCBO in the repurposed North Toronto Station, which has some of the best wines, beers, spirits, and ciders from all around the world. Fashion-forward residents will love the world-famous designer clothing, shoes, accessories, jewelry, home decor, and more at Clementine’s.
Things to Do
The Toronto Public Library, with its indoor pool and public waterfall, has much more to offer than books and videos. There are author talks and lectures, book clubs, computer classes, storytime for children, health and wellness programs, board game night, knitting circles, crafts, and more. The Royal Ontario Museum “showcases art, culture and nature from around the world and across the ages.” It’s Canada’s largest museum with over 13 million pieces. The annual Mayfair takes place every May in conjunction with the Mooredale House community center. It includes carnival rides, games, food, live music, and a parade.
If you are considering moving to this central community right in the heart of Toronto, get started in Rosedale real estate with the Fata Real Estate Group!
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