If you’re looking for a stroller and pet-friendly neighbourhood in Toronto, then look no further.
Just east of the Don Valley Parkway, Riverdale is a thriving multicultural residential neighbourhood conveniently located just east of the downtown core.
It boasts some of the city’s best schools, making it popular with families and is reflected in local housing values.
THE REAL ESTATE
Riverdale real estate has the charm of the West End and the peace and quiet of a smaller town. Victorians off of Queen Street East, condo developments in the South, and gorgeous detached homes in the North provide buyers with ample opportunity to call this east-end neighbourhood home.
WHERE TO RELAX
Grab a coffee and take a stroll over to Riverdale Park East for a beautiful view of the city skyline and plenty of recreational options. This park features three baseball diamonds, a track, an ice rink, soccer field, and a tennis court. If you’re looking for a dog-friendly area for your canine companion to play, head over to Jimmie Simpson Park or down to Cherry Beach at the waterfront.
WHERE TO EAT
Located on Queen Street East, Ruby Watchco is one of Riverdale, and Toronto’s, local gems. This neighbourhood favourite pairs local organic ingredients with classic dishes, such as hanger steak with Ruby’s steak sauce. For an early morning stroll, there’s no better companion than a coffee and sweet treat from Rooster Coffee House–especially if you enjoy it while taking in the view from the nearby Riverdale Park.
WHERE TO SHOP
Little Peeps on Queen Street East hits all the marks when it comes to Riverdale shopping. This family owned store features environmentally conscience children’s clothing, accessories, toys, and more, perfect for the trendy young families who call this community home.