Roncesvalles offers residents a wonderful community feel that's heavily influenced by its European roots. More specifically, Roncesvalles is characterized by its strong Polish community that has a hand on everything from eateries to shops to annual festivals.
This neighbourhood is confined within the boundaries of Bloor Street the north, The Queensway/Queen Street to the south, Parkside Drive to the west, and Landsdowne Avenue to the east. It's popular among both professionals and families who love the suburban feel while still being within close proximity to the downtown core and all the amenities city life has to offer.
Known affectionately as the “Roncy” area of Toronto by the locals, this neighbourhood is made up of wonderful turn-of-the-century homes adorned with unique architectural details that you don't see anymore in modern construction. While there are several detached homes in the area, the majority of homes in Roncesvalles are semi-detached and attached properties with garages and laneways located at the back of the homes.
Homes in the are located within walking distance or a short driving distance to amenities, including schools, shops, and parks. Real estate in this vibrant community is highly sought-after, and it's not uncommon for homes to be sold within a couple of days - if not less - after being listed on the market. The average price for a home in Roncesvalles is approximately $1.6 million, with prices ranging under and over that price depending on size and the particular time of the market.
Lifestyle & Recreation
Residents of Roncesvalles can take advantage of the upbeat and family-oriented ambience that the "Roncey" offers. The outdoorsy type has plenty of green spaces to benefit from, including the infamous High Park which is in close proximity, where visitors can walk or jog along trails, and even visit the park's zoo. The waterfront is within easy reach as well, offering walking and bicycle trails.
The Roncesvalles Polish Festival, an annual event that takes place every September, draws thousands of people from all over. The festival closes off Roncesvalles Avenue to make room for Polish dancers, polka bands, children's rides and games, and plenty of food and refreshments.
Schools in the Roncesvalles neighbourhood include Howard Junior Public School, Fern Avenue Junior and Senior Public School, Garden Avenue Junior School, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School, Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton Catholic School, and Parkdale Collegiate Institute.
All daily amenities can be easily accessed throughout Roncesvalles by an easy walk. The neighbourhood is also easy to get in and out of thanks to the detailed streetcar system along Roncesvalles Avenue, Queen Street, and Dundas Street, with many stops along the Yonge-University-Spadina and Bloor-Danforth subway lines.
There is also a GO Transit station at the Crossways within the confines of the Roncesvalles neighbourhood. Those travelling by car can get to the downtown core via Lakeshore Boulevard, The Queensway, or the Gardiner Expressway, all of which are within close proximity.
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