Named as a tribute to the abundant roses that graced the hillsides of the Jarvis estate, Rosedale is one of the oldest and most affluent suburbs in Toronto. This is the neighbourhood for you if you appreciate historic character and a gentile lifestyle, within the city.
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. Thick foliage from all the trees muffles the noise of the city on these low-traffic streets. 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.
There are many exceptional shops, places to meet friends for a drink, casual and fine dining restaurants, and popular coffee shops in Rosedale. Ravines such as Vale of Avoca, Moore Park, Park Drive, and Rosedale Valley, offer beautiful walking trails. Neighbours also frequent Schofield Avenue to play tennis on one of the 8 tennis courts, or to enjoy sports on the sports field, artificial rink and in the wading pool. Mooredale House is a community centre for adults and children, which also oversees Rosedale’s annual spring party on the first Saturday of May.
Rosedale is situated in a prime location. It is serviced by the Yonge subway line and the neighbourhood is a few minutes from the Don Valley Parkway (DVP).The all-girls school, Branksome Hall is a neighbour as is Rosedale Public School.