Rosedale


rosedale.gifOverview
Homes
Shopping
Recreation
Schools
Transportation

Overview

For over one hundred years Rosedale has held the distinction of being Toronto's most fashionable address. Many of Toronto's wealthiest and most prominent citizens reside in the Rosedale neighbourhood.

Rosedale is unique in that it is surrounded by beautiful ravines and parkland that make you feel as if you are far away from the city, while in reality Rosedale is just a few minutes from Toronto's major business, entertainment, and shopping districts.

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Homes

Rosedale's Victorian, Georgian, Tudor, and Edwardian style mansions were built between 1860 and 1930. Many Rosedale homes are listed on the Toronto Historical Board's Inventory of Heritage Properties.

South Rosedale also contains a number of condominium, co-operative, and co-ownership apartment buildings. These apartments are surprisingly affordable and provide a good entry into the neighbourhood.

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Shopping

Rosedale residents living west of Mount Pleasant Road are within walking distance of the upscale shops and restaurants, located on Yonge Street, in the Summerhill area.

North Rosedale residents, east of Mount Pleasant Road, can obtain all of their household needs within a small commercial block on Summerhill Avenue, at the very north end of Rosedale.

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Recreation

Rosedale is traversed by a network of ancient ravines, including the Vale of Avoca, Moore Park, Park Drive and Rosedale Valley ravines. The beautiful trails in these ravines are enjoyed by nature, and fitness enthusiasts alike. Access points to Rosedale's ravine trails are located at designated spots throughout the neighbourhood.

Rosedale Park, located off Schofield Avenue, has eight tennis courts, a sports field, an artificial ice rink, and a wading pool. Ramsden Park, off Yonge Street, features four tennis courts, an artificial ice rink, and a wading pool.

Mooredale House, at 146 Crescent Road, is a community centre run by the Rosedale and Moore Park resident associations. There is a small annual fee to join Mooredale, which offers sports, fitness, arts, and music programs for adults and children.

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Schools

(P) Rosedale Jr., 22 South Drive, (416) 393-1330
(P) Whitney Jr., 119 Rosedale Heights Drive, (416) 393-9380
(P) Jesse Ketchum Jr. and Sr., 61 Davenport Road, (416) 393-1530
(PH) Rosedale Heights Secondary School, 711 Bloor Street East, (416) 393-1580
(PH) Jarvis Collegiate Institute, 495 Jarvis Street, (416) 393-0140
(PR) Branksome Hall, 10 Elm Avenue, (416) 920-9741
(PR) Bishop Strachan School, 298 Lonsdale Road, (416) 483-4325
(PR) Upper Canada College, 200-220 Lonsdale Road, (416) 488-1125

Legend:
(P) Public School
(PH) Public High School
(CA) Catholic School
(PR) Private School
(PC) Private Catholic School
(PJ) Private Jewish School
(C) College
(U) University

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Transportation

Rosedale buses run on South Drive, Crescent and Glen Roads, as well as Summerhill, Maclennan, Highland and Elm Avenues. The Rosedale buses connect with the Rosedale station on the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line or the Sherbourne station on the Bloor-Danforth subway line.

Motorists are just minutes away from the Don Valley Parkway.

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