Looking for a hip yet casual area in Toronto to call home?
East of High Park, and east/west of Roncesvalles Avenue, you'll find Roncesvalles Village- referred to by some locals as “Roncy.” This wonderful residential area is located in the West end of Toronto and features a vibrant retail strip along Roncesvalles Ave. itself of mostly small unique businesses. It’s a desirable mix of cafes & restaurants, green grocers, organic specialty stores, clothing and shoe boutiques, as well as a Health Centre (south end), Public library & Revue Cinema. Well designed and pedestrian friendly- the area received a 93/100 walk score.
The area was heralded by The New York Times
in October 2011 as having “casual-hip cachet,” and it's only improved since then. No matter what type of homeowner you are, young professional or family, you'll feel comfortable in Roncy Village. The small town feel is present throughout Roncesvalles Village, This area is known (similarly to Bloor West Village) for its rich European heritage. A renowned Polish festival
brings thousands to the Roncesvalles Village every September- the festival is the largest of its tkind- in North America. You'll see the Eastern European influence throughout many of the neighborhood's restaurants, and the locally-owned businesses give the area a wonderful welcoming vibe. If you're a fan of pierogis, cabbage rolls and other delicacies, you've got plenty of choices in this area, dubbed “Little Poland” by some publications.
Families will especially love Roncesvalles Village with its abundant recreational opportunities. High Park is nearby, as well as the multi-use park Sorauren Park. Sorauren Park features a bustling Farmer's Market, the Charles G. Williams Playground, a dog park, an ice rink and much more. The area is a good draw for parents and kids no matter the season. Transit isn't an issue for the Roncesvalles Village area with multiple options available for residents. The streetcar connects you to both the Yonge-University-Spadina and Bloor-Danforth subway lines. Northerly parts of the village- are an easy stroll to the Dundas West subway and the UP express. Living in Roncesvalles Village puts you a mere 20 minute drive to the core of downtown Toronto.
The Roncesvalles Village Toronto real estate marketplace - features a nice mix of homes as well as a few converted lofts condos- to meet any need! Many two and three storey homes both large and compact-feature Victorian and Edwardian architecture that retain their beauty & character today. The homes have a touch of whimsy including columned front porches, Victorian gables, and other admirable traits. The streets are picturesque with large lush green lawns and shade from full-grown trees. Most homes feature lane accessed garages and wide front porches. Roncesvalles Village condos for sale are also sought after, and the area features several new developments. If you're been wanting to be close to the action, but tucked away in a charming part of Toronto, Roncesvalles Village is a great choice.