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Rosedale and Summerhill: Two of the best places to live in Toronto


Yonge Street has played a major role in Rodesale’s and Summerhill’s history and development

Rosedale and Summerhill are two of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Toronto real estate. Find out what makes these areas great.


Rosedale has consistently held the distinction of being Toronto’s most coveted address. Testament to its pedigree is the magnificent houses that line its impeccably maintained streets. Its flourishing tennis clubs and lush parks serve as gathering areas of long-term neighbors and new residents.

But Rosedale is no longer just for the rich and the famous. This trendy enclave has also become a haven for students, families, professionals, and everyone else in between.

Although its residents are some of the most influential and successful individuals in town, the suits come off as soon as they get home. This is a place where you can let your hair down and relax.

You’ll never run out of things to do – its vibrant commercial districts bring you a spectaculararray of boutiques, restaurants, and creative spaceswhere you can blow off some steam and meet like-minded individuals. Shop your favorite indie brands. Sample the best food in Toronto. Talk about your latest project with potential collaborators.

Yonge Street is undeniably the social hub of this prestigious neighborhood. As one of the oldest (and longest) streets in Toronto, this historic stretch of road is a destination in its own right.

The street takes you from the financial district all the way to Eaton Center – abustling downtown mall that features major retailers and casual dining restaurants.

Further along, you’ll find Yonge-Dundas Square where you can attend filmscreenings, concerts, festivals, and other fun events free of charge.

Head up north and you’ll find yourself inYorkville, an exclusive neighborhood that offers upscale shopping and dining. It also holds highly anticipated events like the Bloor-Yorkville Icefest and the Yorkville Exotic Car Show.

Yonge Street will take you through midtown and picturesque suburbs that offer gorgeous pastoral and lake views. The sight of open spaces, gleaming waters, and the summit of the Oak Ridges Moraine will take your breath away.


Quiet tree-lined streets, turn-of-the-century homes, and lush green spaces make Summerhill the top choice among buyers who want to live in a compact but vibrant area.

The peaceful environment of Summerhill can make it seem like it’s far removed from the hustle and bustle of the city. However, it is only moments away from the excitement of Yonge Street. With easy access to Downtown Toronto’s businesses and events, those who live here are never far from all the action.

Those with a deep appreciation for homes that are full of character will especially love living in Summerhill. Here you’ll find stately Victorian and Edwardian homes situated along idyllic residential streets.

Looking for new construction? Some of the older homes in the area have been torn down to make way for modern real estate developments like condos and single-family homes.

This walkable neighborhood is perfect for those who like to get around without a car. Its proximity to Yonge Street is another advantage – you can catch the subway at Summerhill Station and get to where you need to be in the city.

Explore the high end of the market her in Toronto. Cheryl Thompson and Linda McEwan are luxury real estate expertswith first-hand knowledge of Rosedale, Summerhill, and nearby communities. Call them at 416.960.9995 to get started.

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