South Riverdale

Real Estate Guide: South Riverdale

Once down at the heels, South Riverdale is now chockablock with galleries, restaurants and boutiques, such as Lea-Ann Belter Bridal at 785 Queen Street East

  • 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

South Riverdale, which includes trendy Leslieville, has become the kind of neighbourhood where young professionals and creative types frequent hip cafés and restaurants, chic boutiques and funky furniture stores. Along with a bustling main strip, the area also has a generous amount of green space: sports enthusiasts can head to Greenwood Park for outdoor swimming, baseball and, come winter, ice skating; ornithophiles can spot snowy owls and Baltimore orioles at the Leslie Street Spit; and Sunday strollers can meander along the winding paths at Cherry Beach. It all comes at a price, however. Semis that once went for under $300,000 now average over $550,000. Public transit users mostly rely on streetcars to ferry them over the Don to downtown.

  • Libraries
  • Queen/Saulter, 765 Queen Street East, 393-7723
  • Jones, 118 Jones Avenue, 393-7715
  • Public Schools
  • Queen Alexandra Middle School,
    181 Broadview Avenue, 393-9535
  • First Nations Junior and Senior School of Toronto,
    935 Dundas Street East, 393-0555
  • Morse Street Junior Public School,
    180 Carlaw Avenue, 393-9494
  • Leslieville Junior Public School,
    254 Leslie Street, 393-9480
  • Riverdale Collegiate Institute,
    1094 Gerrard Street, 393-9820
  • Bruce Junior Public School,
    51 Larchmount Avenue, 393-0670
  • Dundas Junior Public School,
    935 Dundas Street East, 393-9565
  • SEED Alternative School,
    885 Dundas Street East, 393-0564
  • Catholic Schools
  • St. Joseph,
    176 Leslie Street, 393-5209
  • neighbourhood hot spots

Brick Street Bakery This satellite location of the much-loved Distillery District bakery provides fresh and organic baguettes and loaves of bread. 255 Logan Ave., 416-465-6808.

Ed’s Real Scoop Customers brave long lines for the deliciously creamy house-made ice cream at this friendly parlour, once a Beach exclusive. 920 Queen St. E., 416-406-2525.

T&T Supermarket This sprawling Asian market has Chinatown’s selection, plus the ease of one-stop shopping. 222 Cherry St., 416-463-8113.