Featured Toronto Neighbourhood - Roncesvalles Village


Roncesvalles Village is a Toronto neighbourhood bisected by Roncesvalles Avenue a north-south street leading from the intersection of King and Queen Streets o the south, and north to Dundas Street West. The neighbourhood is roughly bounded by High Park to the west, Bloor Street to the north, Queen Street West (and the Lake) to the south and Lansdowne Avenue/rail corridor to the east.

Roncesvalles Village is one of the most exciting spots in Toronto today. Blending authentic old-world culture with its own distinctive blend of new world cool, Roncesvalles Village has something for everyone, singles or families. It's a great place to buy Toronto real estate.

Roncesvalles Avenue itself has it all. Spanning from Queen Street to Bloor Street, it packs in a wealth of food and recreational venues in a stretch that can be walked end-to-end with ease, even with little ones in tow!

You have old-world Polish bakeries and delicatessens, including neighbourhood favourites such as Benna's and Super Kolbassa. There are also newcomers such as Hawker Bar, serving up Asian street food, and everything from gelato to coffee to farm-fresh eggs.

 High Park is just a few blocks away for even more fun, such as trails or the Jamie Bell Adventure Playground.

Over on Sorauren Avenue, just to the east, you'll find cool cafes, and family-friendly parks, such as Columbus Parkette, or the larger Sorauren Park, which has tennis courts, an off-leash dog area and even its own baseball diamond.

One of the best things about Roncesvalles Village is that you're never far from anything. Dundas West subway staion provides access to the Bloor Danforth line - you can walk up or take the 504 King or 505 Dundas streetcars. You can take the streetcar right downtown for work or a night out, or if you'd rather drive east or west, the Gardiner is close by, but far enough away that the noise won't bother you.

You're also surrounded by great neighbourhoods. Portugal Village is just east on Dundas, and Little Italy is just east on College. The Junction is found a little north and west, just keep following Dundas.

Shopping is awesome in Roncesvalles Village. Right on Roncesvallles and Queen West you can buy anything from fresh bread to vintage threads. The Eaton Centre is just a short streetcar ride away, and if Queen West is where you want to be, just hop on the streetcar!

If you need to do a big grocery shop, you're in luck too. There is a Loblaws right at Dundas and Bloor, and a large Metro just a short hop through the Junction away at Keele and St. Clair.

Fresh Co across from Dundas West Station and No Frills at Dundas and Lansdowne provide your discount options

If you're looking for great Toronto real estate to call home, the family friendly, cool, retro chic, neighbourhood of Roncesvalles Village is the place to be!