The Story of Riverdale
The truth is that living in Riverdale truly encapsulates the beauty of Toronto. One moment, it’s quiet, peaceful, and residential. The next, though, it’s coming to life and transforms into this vibrant and bustling city. Whatever your tastes may be, you can find it in Riverdale real estate!
A Slice of History
Riverdale is a great example of Toronto’s growth in the early 20th century. This neighbourhood was largely rural and unremarkable until the development of the Prince Edward Viaduct in 1918. This allowed for easy access across the Don River, and brought a new era of growth for this neighbourhood.
The Homes You’ll See
Riverdale homes are typically older. You will find Victorian and Edwardian styles rubbing shoulders with iconic buildings like the historic Broadview Hotel (which was recently brought back to life with the help of Streetcar Developments). This is a great example of Riverdale condos and recent developments which are also helping revitalize the urban feel of this community.
The Community Feel
Old-growth trees line the streets of Riverdale, giving this neighbourhood a very classic and refined energy. At the same time, urbanites love the convenience of the area – you’re only ever a quick walk away from grocery stores, cafes, restaurants, pubs, and some of the best Greek food this side of the Mediterranean.
The Local Gems
One of the biggest draws to this area are the schools in Riverdale, like Jackman Avenue Junior School which is renowned across the city. At the same time, places like Riverdale Park East offer not only views of the Toronto skyline, but a track, pool, ice rink, and bike trails. Head up to the Danforth and you’ll find some of the best Greek food in the city at Pantheon or Rikkochez, as well as the Big Carrot organic market and yoga studios aplenty. Our recommendation is to come down during the Taste of the Danforth to really get a feel for this exciting stretch of the city.