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Residential Real Estate Toronto – Why We Love Riverdale!

Considering buying a house in Toronto? Here’s why we love Riverdale.

Riverdale: The Toronto Area Housing Market Facts

Since the 1800’s, Riverdale has been known for its large Victorian homes that still create an imposing, stately look to the streets throughout the neighbourhood. Originally built as boarding room houses for blue collar workers, these houses are now some of the oldest and most sought after in the city. On average Riverdale homes see in increase in value of about 13.5%.

Located East of the Don Valley to Jones Avenue and South of the Danforth to Lakeshore, Riverdale is a community with lots of character from the older antique looking houses to its large luxurious parks.

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Why Riverdale?

So, why has Riverdale become such a desired neighbourhood for Residential Real Estate in Toronto? We’ll tell you why!

Riverdale Parks

One of the things people love about Riverdale is its accessibility to many mid to large sized parks within the neighbourhood. Not only are these some of the larger parks in the city but they provide great amenities such as ice rinks, baseball diamonds, dog parks and running tracks. Here are some of our favourites:

  • Riverdale Park: Spanning from Broadview Avenue to The Don Valley Parkway, this park is not only a local favourite but a favourite of many around the city. This is of course due to its amazing views of the city skyline and the many amenities available, not only in the park itself but the surrounding area. Many Torontonians have spent their winters at Riverdale Park as children as it’s one of the top destinations in the city for tobogganing with its unobstructed hills offering a long, smooth ride.
  • Withrow Park: Located on Logan Avenue, just south of The Danforth and north of Gerrard Street, this is a generous sized park with many amenities hidden within a quiet residential neighbourhood. You’ll never find this park empty due to its off-leash dog park, baseball diamonds and ice rink. The Withrow Park Farmer’s Market brings local residents fresh produce every Saturday morning throughout summer and fall.
  • Jimmy Simpson Park: Located on Queen Street, just east of Broadview Avenue, this park has a community centre, tennis courts and a curling club! It’s also steps away from many small coffee shops and cafés.
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Riverdale Park


Riverdale is known for its multiculturalism and numerous cultural “micro” neighbourhoods such as East Chinatown on Gerrard Street and Greek Town on the Danforth. You’ll find a melting pot where you can get lost discovering authentic grocery stores, restaurants, cafés and family-owned businesses.

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East Chinatown


Food – Knowing how multicultural Riverdale is, you should only expect to see the mass variety of different foods and cuisines available in the area.  You’ll find everything from authentic Chinese to Middle Eastern food. What are some of our favourite spots to eat in Riverdale?

Are you interested in learning more about Riverdale and the real estate opportunities it has to offer give us a call at 416.291.7372 or email us at hello@christinecowern.com. We’d love to work with you!

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