North Riverdale

Real Estate Guide: North Riverdale

Elegant Edwardian homes with well-kept yards and cozy porches attract families to this coveted district

  • toronto real estate board overview
  • located in sector: E01
  • average 2012 sale prices
  • all homes: $509,848
  • detached houses: $613,579
  • semi-detached houses: $542,192
  • townhomes: $368,800
  • apartments: $386,500
  • neighbourhood map: see map

Contractors routinely interrupt the quiet of this sleepy neighbourhood as they work on yet another gut job. The reno potential of stately Edwardian homes (and the odd Victorian or Tudor) and easy access to the boutiques and eateries on the Danforth are lures for well-to-do young families. Residents spend their weekends in the lush expanses of Withrow or Riverdale parks; the latter has seven tennis courts, a track and a swimming pool, making it perfect for the dog days of summer. The presence of some of the city’s best schools, including Montcrest and Holy Name Catholic School, is partially responsible for the area’s high prices.

  • Libraries
  • Riverdale, 370 Broadview Avenue, 393-7720
  • Public Schools
  • Eastdale Collegiate Institute,
    701 Gerrard Street East, 393-9630
  • Pape Avenue Junior Public School,
    220 Langley Avenue, 393-9470
  • Withrow Avenue Junior Public School,
    25 Bain Avenue, 393-9440
  • CALC Secondary School,
    1 Danforth Avenue, 393-9740
  • Frankland Community School,
    816 Logan Avenue, 393-9720
  • Quest Alternative Senior School,
    25 Bain Avenue, 393-9430
  • Catholic Schools
  • Holy Name,
    690 Carlaw Avenue, 393-5215
  • Private Schools
  • Montcrest School,
    4 Montcrest Boulevard, 469-2008
  • The Claremont School,
    310 Danforth Avenue, #C-1, 778-6336
  • neighbourhood hot spots

Bill’s Lobster This is the seafood destination of choice for chefs and gourmands across the city, with top-quality fish, exotic crustaceans and, of course, live and pinching lobsters. 599 Gerrard St. E., 416-778-0943.

Riverdale Perk Café Nestled among neighbourhood houses, this cozy café escapes the attention of nearly everyone but local residents who want to keep the pastries and light meals for themselves. 633 Logan Ave., 416-462-3538.