Roncesvalles, Roncy, Little Poland–this West End neighbourhood goes by a few different names, but is consistently known for its prime location and warm community atmosphere.
With High Park to the West and the downtown core just a quick TTC ride away, Roncesvalles feels like the perfect balance of small town and city life.
THE REAL ESTATE
Roncesvalles real estate has been gaining popularity over the last few years as young families flock to this charming community. While there are some apartments and condominiums developments in the area, Roncesvalles real estate is primarily Victorian and Edwardian style homes that sit on quiet side streets with well cared-for gardens and lush front lawns.
WHERE TO RELAX
Sorauren Park is the community hub, attracting residents of all ages to the numerous markets, festivals, and celebrations held here, like the weekly Sorauren Farmer’s Market or Halloween Pumpkin Parade. This park features two mini soccer fields, two tennis courts, a baseball diamond, and an off-leash dog area.
WHERE TO EAT
Barque Smokehouse is the not-so-hidden gem of Roncesvalles. This local favourite boasts a menu full of ‘refined barbecue,’ including classic dishes like baby back ribs and an impressive brunch menu with unique choices like smoked duck pancakes with blueberry compote.
WHERE TO SHOP
Like plenty of other Toronto neighbourhoods, Roncesvalles residents have the ease of shopping locally by buying produce and handcrafted goods at the weekly farmer’s market. Sorauran Farmer’s Market is held every Monday, bringing the community together at Sorauran Park with fresh greens, handmade sweets, preserves, specialty products, and more.