Situated just south of Greektown (The Danforth) between Leslieville and the Don River is the flourishing community of Riverdale.
Riverdale, once a rural community, home of the Grand Trunk Railway, and the hit TV show Degrassi, now attracts young professionals affiliated with the arts or hoping to secure one of the gorgeous Victorian or Edwardian homes nestled among mature trees and scenic river views. Real estate in this neighbourhood doesn’t come cheap, with the average home priced at just over $1,000,000.
Who Lives Here?
Families are drawn to this neighbourhood for the large two and three story homes, along with the variety of public, catholic, and alternative school options available, and the vast green spaces for outdoor adventures including Riverdale park (home of public skating, swimming, tennis, and track), Withrow Park (complete with leash-free dog park, skating rink, baseball diamond, and soccer pitch) and Riverdale Farm for an extraordinary family friendly agricultural experience!
What's There To Do?
Other landmarks include ‘the Six Sisters’—six of the oldest Victorian style homes in the region located along Simpson Avenue, the renowned and historic Maple Leaf Tavern on Gerrard and the many cultural communities from Greek, Muslim, Jewish, and Chinese.
Shopping can be done locally at the Gerrard Square shopping mall or in Greektown or East Chinatown at Gerrard and Broadview. Check out Queen Broadview Village for antiques and more!
What About Commuting?
Commuting in and out of Riverdale is easy with access to the Don Valley Parkway, Lakeshore, or the Gardiner Expressway. The Bloor-Danforth subway has multiple stops including Broadview, Chester, Pape, Donlands, and Greenwood along with a multitude of bus and street car service.