WELCOME TO ROSEDALEPrestigious neighbourhood with gorgeous mansions and ravines Rosedale is a prestigious Toronto neighbourhood featuring grand historic mansions, lush ravines, and gorgeous garden suburb landscaping. South Rosedale was originally a sprawling 110-acre estate before being subdivided into one of Toronto’s first suburbs in the 1850s. North and South Rosedale are recognized as Heritage Conservation Districts for their many beautiful homes built between the 1860s and 1930s in Edwardian, Georgian, Tudor, and Victorian styles. Since the neighbourhood was first created, these gorgeous properties have been home to some of Toronto’s wealthiest families and most well-known individuals. Numerous trails through Rosedale’s lush ravines. Along Rosedale’s western edge, famous Yonge Street is lined with a fine choice of upscale restaurants and retailers. Rosedale is also 20 minutes walk away from Yorkville’s Mink Mile shopping street and within easy reach of all of the attractions of Downtown Toronto via the Rosedale subway station.
WHAT TO LOVE
- Gorgeous historic mansions
- Yonge Street shopping and dining
- Trails running through lush ravines
- 20 minutes walk to the Mink Mile
PEOPLE & LIFESTYLERosedale has long been known as the neighbourhood of choice for the Toronto elite. Residents of this refined historic suburb have included Onex Corporation founder Gerry Schwarz and the late Ken Thompson of Thompson Corporation. Rosedale provides these prominent and affluent residents with breath-taking homes in a peaceful and private community conveniently close to some of Toronto’s finest shopping and dining options.
DINING, ENTERTAINMENT & SHOPPINGThe stretch of Yonge Street running along Rosedale’s western boundary offers a great selection of restaurants. Family-run Rosedale Diner has been a Toronto icon since the 1970s. Rosedale Diner serves an eclectic menu of globally-inspired cuisine in a bohemian space. This stylish eatery has been featured on the TV show Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. Terroni offers sophisticated Italian dining in a vibrant space with two floors of dining areas, a bar, and a rooftop terrace with enchanting views of the Toronto skyline. All pasta, pizza, and bread served at Terroni are prepared from scratch on-site. Chic Parisian bistro Terroni pairs elegant French cuisine, cheese boards, and charcuterie platters with a fine choice of wines, cocktails, and beer. Carens Rosedale also offers fondue, brunch specials, and group prix fixe dinners. Black Camel is a cosy local favourite for gourmet sandwiches with fillings such as slow-cooked beef brisket and pulled pork. On the east side of Rosedale, Evergreen Brick Works is a converted industrial site that hosts Toronto’s largest farmers’ market every Saturday. Evergreen Brick Works is also home to Evergreen Garden Market, which sells all kinds of garden flowers, trees, and plants plus handicrafts from local artisans.
THINGS TO DORosedale’s ancient Vale of Avoca, Moore Park, Park Drive, and Rosedale Valley ravines are linked together by the five-kilometre Rosedale Ravine Trail. The Rosedale Ravine Trail also connects to the Toronto Beltline Trail, which runs through nine kilometres of parks, woods, and ravines between Caledonia and Bloor. Craigleigh Gardens is a beautiful hidden green space on the Beltline in the heart of Rosedale with mature trees and a popular off-leash dog area. Evergreen Brick Works offers more outdoor recreation with 8,000 square metres of gardens featuring more than 50 varieties of native plants. Evergreen Brickworks is also a cultural hub with public art installations and exhibits. During the winter, Evergreen Brickworks offers a public skating rink. Rosedale Park also provides a wintertime skating rink plus baseball diamonds, tennis courts, a playground, and a summertime wading pool and splash pad.
SCHOOLSThe Toronto District School Board serves Rosedale. A few of the area’s most outstanding educational facilities include:
- Rosedale Junior Public School, Public, PK-6.
- Rosedale Heights School of the Arts, Public, 9-12
- Gradale Academy, Private, PK-3
- Branksome Hall, Private, Girls, PK-12