Riverdale

Overview of Riverdale

North Riverdale from Gerrard to the Danforth is very popular with young affluent professionals, while South Riverdale has traditionally attracted a wide mix of people looking for affordable homes close to downtown. Riverdale is the gateway to Toronto’s east end neighbourhoods. It is a large and diverse community that is especially well known for its colourful shopping districts and quaint Victorian homes.

History of Riverdale

Riverdale was a small rural community until the Grand Trunk Railway began steaming through here in the 1850’s. The railway brought industry and employment opportunities to Riverdale. It also attracted a pool of labourers who built the first homes in Riverdale, south of the railway tracks. North of Queen Street Riverdale remained largely undeveloped until 1884 when it was annexed by the City of Toronto. At that time Riverdale was called Riverside. The name was probably changed to Riverdale as a reference to the city park of the same name, that has long been a landmark in this area. Riverdale’s development was accelerated in 1918 with the building of Toronto’s largest bridge, the Prince Edward Viaduct. The Viaduct provided Riverdale with an important link to the City of Toronto, west of the Don River, and marked a coming of age for this popular Toronto neighbourhood.

Homes in Riverdale

Riverdale’s two and three storey Victorian houses were built largely between 1880 and 1924. These homes are shaded by some of the tallest maple trees in the city. The houses in South Riverdale are on average smaller, older and less expensive than those in North Riverdale. Most of Riverdale’s homes have parking off rear laneways, and permits are available for street parking.

Schools in Riverdale

  • (P) Earl Grey Sr., 100 Strathcona Avenue, (416) 393-9545
  • (P) Frankland Jr., 816 Logan Avenue, (416) 393-9720
  • (P) Blake Street Jr., 21 Boultbee Avenue, (416) 393-9415
  • (P) Pape Avenue Jr., 404 Pape Avenue, (416) 393-9470
  • (P) Quest Alternative Sr., 25 Bain Avenue, (416) 393-9430
  • (P) Withrow Avenue Jr., 25 Bain Avenue, (416) 393-9440
  • (P) Morse Jr., 180 Carlaw Avenue, (416) (416) 393-9494
  • (P) Queen Alexandria Sr., 181 Broadview Avenue, (416) 393-9535
  • (P) Dundas Jr., 935 Dundas Street East (416) 393-9565
  • (P) First Nations, 935 Dundas street East, (416) 393-0555
  • (PH) Rosedale Heights Secondary School, 711 Bloor Street East, (416) 393-1580
  • (PH) Eastdale Collegiate Institute, 701 Gerrard Street East. (416) 393-9630
  • (PH) Riverdale Collegiate Institute, 1094 Gerrard Street East (416) 393-9820
  • (CA) Holy Name, 690 Carlaw Avenue, (416) 393-5215
  • (CA) St. Ann, 55 Howie Avenue, (416) 393-5213
  • (CA) St. William, 343 Jones Avenue, (416) 393-5303

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Real Estate Listing #415 -875 QUEEN ST E

#415 -875 Queen St E

Toronto, Ontario

$599,900

bed 2 Bed
bath 1 Bath
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Real Estate Listing 3 SEYMOUR AVE

3 Seymour Ave

Toronto, Ontario

$975,000

bed 4 Bed
bath 2 Bath
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Real Estate Listing 519 PAPE AVE

519 Pape Ave

Toronto, Ontario

$899,000

bed 3 Bed
bath 2 Bath
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Real Estate Listing #905 -90 BROADVIEW AVE

#905 -90 Broadview Ave

Toronto, Ontario

$999,000

bed 2 Bed
bath 2 Bath
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Real Estate Listing #519 -875 QUEEN ST E

#519 -875 Queen St E

Toronto, Ontario

$2,300 Monthly

bed 1 Bed
bath 1 Bath
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Real Estate Listing 105 STRATHMORE BLVD

105 Strathmore Blvd

Toronto, Ontario

$1,299,000

bed 5 Bed
bath 3 Bath
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Real Estate Listing #408 -90 BROADVIEW AVE

#408 -90 Broadview Ave

Toronto, Ontario

$699,900

bed 1 Bed
bath 1 Bath
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Real Estate Listing #4 -8 KAY MACPHERSON LANE

#4 -8 Kay Macpherson Lane

Toronto, Ontario

$649,000

bed 2 Bed
bath 2 Bath
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Real Estate Listing 338 LOGAN AVE

338 Logan Ave

Toronto, Ontario

$1,089,900

bed 3 Bed
bath 2 Bath
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Real Estate Listing 58 HAMILTON ST

58 Hamilton St

Toronto, Ontario

$999,888

bed 5 Bed
bath 2 Bath
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Real Estate Listing #506 -875 QUEEN ST E

#506 -875 Queen St E

Toronto, Ontario

$2,500 Monthly

bed 1 Bed
bath 1 Bath
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Real Estate Listing #804 -630 QUEEN ST E

#804 -630 Queen St E

Toronto, Ontario

$699,000

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bath 2 Bath
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