About this neighbourhood

Named as a tribute to the abundant roses that graced the hillsides of the Jarvis estate in the early 1800s, Rosedale is one of the oldest and most affluent suburbs in Toronto. Rosedale has held the distinction of being Toronto’s most luxurious address in the city, which makes it no surprise that many of Toronto’s wealthiest and most prominent residents reside in the neighbourhood.

Located to the south of the CPR railway tracks with Yonge Street to the west, Aylmer Avenue and Rosedale Valley Road to the south, and Bayview Avenue to the east, Rosedale was built among ancient ravines and preserved parkland. Tucked away in the centre of the city, you feel as if you are far away, while in reality, Rosedale is just a few minutes from Toronto’s major business, entertainment, and shopping districts.


The beautiful single-family detached dwellings are Victorian, Georgian, Tudor, Edwardian homes, built between 1869-1930. Many of these homes are listed with the Toronto Historical Board’s Inventory of Heritage Homes. In fact, the entire area is now a heritage district.

South Rosedale also includes several condominium buildings. These building offer a surprisingly affordable option for those wanting to live in the neighbourhood.


Ravines such as Vale of Avoca, Moore Park, Park Drive, and Rosedale Valley, offer beautiful walking trails. Neighbours also frequent Rosedale Park in North Rosedale, to play tennis on one of the 8 tennis courts, or to enjoy sports on the field, the artificial rink and in the wading pool in the children’s park. In South Rosedale, Ramsden Park features four tennis courts, an artificial ice rink, and a wading pool. Mooredale House, is a community centre which is run by the Rosedale and Moore Park resident associations. It is located at 146 Crescent Road. There is a small annual fee which goes to support arts, music, sports and other programs for adults and children. It also funds Rosedale’s annual spring party on the first Saturday of May.

There are many upscale shops and restaurants, within walking distance on Yonge Street, in the Summerhill area. For residents in North Rosedale, east of Mount Pleasant Road, there is a neighbourhood commercial block along Summerhill Avenue where they can buy groceries, visit the vet, pick up flowers and relax at one of the quant coffee / bakery shops.


Rosedale is located in a convenient area of Toronto. 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. The neighbourhood is a few minutes from the Don Valley Parkway (DVP).


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