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Rosedale is a neighbourhood surrounded by beautiful ravines and parkland, while it is just a few minutes from downtown core.

This haven is a neighbourhood located north of downtown Toronto, bounded by the CPR railway tracks to the north, Bayview Avenue to the east, Rosedale Valley Road and Aylmer Avenue to the south, and Yonge Street to the west.

One of the oldest neighbourhoods in Toronto, Rosedale has held the distinction of being the most sought-after address in the city. It is considered one of the most affluent communities in Canada, and was named the best place to live in the city by Toronto Life.

Rosedale is located within the limits of Toronto’s Rosedale-Moore Park neighbourhood. It is divided into two sections (north and south) by the Park Drive Ravine.


The neighbourhood of Rosedale was first settled by the Jarvis family in 1826, after Sheriff William Jarvis inherited his father’s property in the area two years prior. It was given the name of “Rosedale” by Mary Jarvis, after the abundance of wild roses that grew in the surrounding hillsides of their family’s estate.

Residential development in the area began after the Jarvis Family sold their property in 1864.

Rosedale, Toronto real estate options and property types

While Rosedale is known as the home of many of Toronto’s rich and famous, it is very popular for families as well, with its quiet, meandering tree-lined streets and close proximity to top-performing schools.

The neighbourhood boasts a fine selection of homes that are sure to satisfy even the most discerning home buyer. Most of the homes for sale in Rosedale are large single-family homes built between 1860 and 1930. The homes feature a wide variety of stunning architectural styles, including Victorian, Tudor, Georgian, and Edwardian. For those looking forward to a more maintenance-free lifestyle, a great selection of luxury condominiums is also available.

Homes in Rosedale offer a flawless blend of comfort, privacy, and relaxation, and are guaranteed to provide an unparalleled lifestyle for owners. Many of the homes are equipped with a wealth of first-class features, including lush landscaped lawns, spacious floor plans, inviting stone terraces and walkways, breathtaking outdoor views, and more.

Living in Rosedale

    • A section of Yonge Street, which extends from Crescent Road to Summer Hill, is home to a terrific variety of specialty boutiques, must-try restaurants, and iconic venues such as The Rebel House and Rosedale Diner.

    • Fitness enthusiasts and nature lovers in Rosedale can visit some of the many picturesque outdoor destinations in the neighbourhood, such as Rosedale Park, Chorley Park, Craigleigh Gardens, Beaumont Park, the David A. Balfour Trail, and the Park Drive Reservation Trail.

    • Residents of Rosedale look forward to the annual Mayfair spring park party, held in Rosedale Park during the first Saturday of May. This fun community-wide event offers an exciting array of festivities, including games, rides, carnival-type activities, a flea market, face-painting booths, silent auctions, and many more.

Your dream luxury home is waiting for you in the neighbourhood of Rosedale! Get in touch with Cheryl Thompson of Sotheby’s International Realty Canada at 416.960.9995. You can also send an email to cthompson(at)sothebysrealty(dotted)ca

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