Why We Love It
The Riverdale community is seen as the gateway to Toronto's east end. It's a large, diverse neighbourhood that's especially known for its colourful shopping districts and quaint Victorian homes.
This is a high density urban neighbourhood that is also blessed with an abundant of parkland where one can escape the hustle and bustle of big city living. Riverdale Park to the West is one of the largest green spaces in the city.
The Riverdale community's best-known shopping district is along Danforth Avenue, east of Broadview. This is the heart of Toronto's Greek community; it is a must-see and features many first-class Greek restaurants.
Riverdale also has a Chinatown shopping district centred around Gerrard and Broadview. This stretch of stores is known for its bakeries, grocery stands, and restaurants.
Another shopping destination point for Riverdale residents is Queen Broadview Village. This historic shopping district includes some interesting antique and collectible stores.
Who Lives Here
With top-ranked schools, great stores, and convenient access to transit, the Riverdale real estate community is popular with young professionals and families, giving it a nice community vibe.
With easy access to the Bloor-Danforth subway line, streetcars along Broadview and Gerrard, and buses, the area is well-served by public transit. It's also a very walkable community, so you'll be able to run most of your errands by foot.
Local History Lesson
If you're a fan of Toronto's architectural history, then you'll be interested to know that the city's oldest occupied house, The John Cox Cottage, is in this neighbourhood.
Here are some of our choices for the best schools in Riverdale neighbourhood in Toronto:
- Frankland Community School (JK – 6)
- Earl Grey Sr. Public School (Grades 7 – 8)
- Blake Street Jr. Public School (JK – 6)
- Pape Avenue Jr. Public School (JK – 6)
- Quest Alternative Sr. School (Grades 7 – 8)
- Dundas Jr. Public School (JK – 5)
- Queen Alexandria Middle School (Grades 6 – 8)