Welcome to Rosedale
Fashionable Toronto enclave filled with elegant homes and picturesque gardens
For over a hundred years, Toronto’s wealthiest families and elite socialites have strived to call Rosedale home. The city’s most prominent citizens live here, making it one of the most affluent in Canada. Without a doubt, this prestigious community is the most fashionable in the city, with multi-million dollar homes and sprawling estates leading down to the tree-lined streets.
Founded in 1824, the area was originally part of a private estate filled with exquisite roses, helping to later give the neighbourhood its name. Starting in 1860, the area began filling up with beautiful mansions, with Toronto’s elite falling in love with the area’s stunning natural landscape and gently rolling hills. Between 1860 and 1930, this historic community saw significant upper-class residential build-up, resulting in the whimsical combination of Victorian, Tudor, Georgian, and Edwardian-style homes that is a signature part of the neighbourhood today.
What to Love
- Luxury community filled with Toronto’s elite
- Picturesque streets and affluent ambiance
- Peaceful and quiet neighbourhood
Residents enjoy the peaceful village-like atmosphere permeating the neighbourhood. Neighbors can often be seen enjoying afternoon strolls through the town’s many parks and walkways or meandering through the local high-end shops and boutiques before grabbing a bite at any of the wonderful eateries along the way.
While Toronto’s most successful business moguls, entrepreneurs, doctors, and influencers live here, they often shed their suits and ties in favor of a more laid-back and relaxed vibe while at home. As a result, the town itself is extremely comfortable and welcoming while still upscale with an air of refinement felt throughout.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The dining scene in Rosedale is one of the best in all of Toronto, with exceptional eateries and award-winning restaurants on every corner. Boxcar Social is the place to be every weekend. This stunning high-end coffee roasting house meets full-service bar and seasonal restaurant has been the talk of the town for years, and with their array of cocktails and dishes, such as a bacon-wrapped pork roulade, sesame-crusted bass, and birria steak, it’s easy to see why.
Nadege Patisserie is another local favourite. This innovative and avant-garde French bakery serves some of the best pastries, cakes, and ice creams in Toronto, and guests love being able to try their new and exciting creations on every visit.
House of Tea on Yonge Street is where Rosedale residents find their favourite imported teas, whose wide selection of teas has really put them on the map. Guests can find everything from Darjeeling black tea to milky oolong. They even have Jin Hou Golden Monkey Tea directly from China. Renowned for its rich sweet and spicy flavor, this tea can cost nearly $60 for 100 grams.
Things to Do
The stunning nature trails running through Rosedale are one of its most attractive attributes. The various ravines in the area, including Vale of Avoca Reach, Moore Park, and Rosedale Ravine are some of the most popular and beloved trails. Filled with mother nature at its best, wandering through these paths will often feel like stepping into another world, far from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Rosedale Park is another popular place to visit. Featuring two tennis courts, a baseball field, a children’s playground, a wading pool, and an artificial skating rink, this beautiful park guarantees family fun all year round.