Riverdale is bounded by the Don River Valley to the west, Lake Shore Boulevard to the south, Jones Avenue, the CN/GO tracks, and Leslieville to the east, and Danforth Avenue and Greektown to the north. Riverdale is known for its multiculturalism; along the Danforth Avenue there is a high concentration of Greek restaurants - this area is also known as Greek Town. Gerrard Street East and parts of Broadview have become home to many Asian shops and restaurants giving this area its second name, Chinatown. More neighbourhood information is provided below, but first check out our daily updated list of all the homes for sale in Riverdale:
Riverdale is especially known for its quaint Victorian homes and colorful shopping districts. Aside from its many cafes, restaurants and shops, Riverdale has a lot of green space, top ranked schools and convenient access to transit – the reason why this is a popular neighborhood choice for families.
If you are looking to see whether this neighborhood is for you or you have already moved in then be sure to check out the following:
Riverdale is a popular neighborhood among professionals, families, and move-up buyers. Riverdale consists of homes for all income brackets. Homes near Withrow Park are the most expensive, followed by homes that fall within the Jackman School catchment. More affordable homes can be found further away north or south from the Danforth. The same can be said the more east you go – lower priced homes are also found closer to Mortimer, Gerrard, and Jones. However, if you buy a home in these more affordable Riverdale areas expect to tradeoff the time it takes to reach the subway, restaurants, and other amenities. According to the most recent TREB stats, when comparing the third quarter of 2015 with the third quarter of 2014 the average price of homes has increased by 5.67% from $773,301 in 2014, to $817,170 in 2015, and the average days on market has decreased by 2 days, from 14 to 12. Considering that there is no more vacant land left for developers, the price of detached homes is expected to increase and there will be many more condos in Riverdale!
Shopping, Dining, and Exploring:
Whether you are craving gyros style Greek dishes, or sushi you have a range of restaurants to choose from in Riverdale. In Riverdale you will also find many cafes, and great shopping destinations. If you are in the area, make sure to check out the following:
The Danforth Shopping District: Features first class Greek restaurants.
Chinatown Shopping District: Has great bakeries, grocery stands, and restaurants.
Queen Broadview Village: Historic shopping district composed of unique antique and collectible store.
Gerrard Square: Large indoor shopping mall with over 70 stores.
Riverdale has many great parks to choose from, the three largest parks are:
Riverdale Park East: Contains tennis courts, wading pool, a skating rink, three baseball diamonds, outdoor pool, and running track.
Withrow Park: Contains a large off-leash dog area, an ice rink, two baseball diamonds, play structures, and a soccer field.
Jimmie Simpson Park: Contains tennis courts, and a communitu centre.
Jimmie Simpson Recreation Centre: Contains an indoor swimming pool, games room, and a gymnasium.
Pape Recreational Centre: Contains an indoor pool, weight room, and meeting rooms.
Royal Canadian Curling Club: This club features 6 sheets and hosts leagues for about 500 members.
By Bus: Regular bus service on Broadview, Carlaw, Jones and Greenwood Avenues, as well as Queen and Gerrard Streets
By Streetcar: Regular streetcar service on Broadview, Carlaw, Jones and Greenwood Avenues, as well as Queen and Gerrard Streets
By Subway: The Bloor-Danforth subway has five stations serving Riverdale, including Broadview, Chester, Pape, Donlands, and Greenwood