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Riverdale was once a small rural community until the Grand Trunk Railway began winding it’s way through in the 1850’s. In 1884 it was annexed by the City of Toronto.
Today, it’s a large diverse community with all the cache of the affluent neighborhoods like Rosedale or Forest Hill, but with the laid-back ambience that only east-Toronto folk know how to pull off.
Always a popular place to purchase real estate for the more established set, there are still plenty of worthy finds for newer homeowners. In South Riverdale you’ll find many smaller, starter homes, and as you move north you’ll find grand, restored heritage homes.
South Riverdale has traditionally attracted a wide mix of people looking for affordable homes close to downtown and is a district well known for it’s popular schools.
Shopping districts in Riverdale include the Danforth which is home to Toronto’s Greek Community. A dazzling array of stores catering to your every whim and first class Greek restaurants await. To the south is the Chinatown district centered around Gerrard and Broadview and further south is the Queen Broadview Village, a historic shopping district featuring interesting antiques and collectible shops.
Riverdale is also known for it’s many parks and parkettes throughout the neighbourhood. Riverdale park features one of the best views of the city and has a popular outdoor pool and running track: Withrow Park is a popular gathering place for families and pets. Jimmie Simpson Park hosts an indoor swimming pool, games room and a gymnasium.
Riverdale is an ideal location for commuters with the Don Valley Expressway, Lake Shore Boulevard, and the Gardiner Expressway quickly accessible from this neighbourhood. Public transit via the regular bus service and streetcar service on Broadview, Carlaw, Jones and Greenwood Avenues, provide excellent access, as well as Queen and Gerrard Streetcars. There are five subway stations that serve Riverdale, including Broadview, Chester, Pape, Donlands, and Greenwood.
Popular TV shows, The Kids of Degrassi Street, Degrassi Junior High , Degrassi High and Degrassi: The Next Generation are named for the street of the same name found in South Riverdale.
Danforth in the North, Don Valley Parkway West, Jones Avenue in the East and Gerrard in the South..
Found here - Greektown, East Chinatown, Riverside, Don Mount, Riverside, and The Pocket
Electoral Districts -Toronto Danforth
Neighbourhoods - Blake-Jones, North Riverdale, South Riverdale
Home to Greektown BIA, and Riverside BIA, also Danforth BIA