Neighbourhood Spotlight - Roncesvalles

Posted by Nutan Brown on Monday, November 9th, 2020 at 8:48am.

Just one walk through Roncesvalles and you’ll immediately know there is something special about this neighbourhood. Bordered by Queen, Bloor, Parkside and Lansdowne, Roncesvalles is home to a variety of young professionals, new parents, and seniors who have called it home since emigrating from Europe. It is one of the hottest neighbourhoods in Toronto, and it’s very easy to see why.



Living In Roncesvalles

Known for its European ambience and small-town feel, Roncesvalles is popular with those who appreciate the convenience of living close to the city without being in the city. This neighbourhood is filled with many family-owned cafes, shops, boutiques and outdoor food markets that line the streets. Close proximity to Toronto’s High Park, waterfront trails and public transit are also popular credentials on many house-hunter’s lists.

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Formerly known as ‘Little Poland’, Roncesvalles is home to the annual Polish Festival, where the main street is closed off for games, rides, food, and plenty of entertainment for children and adults. Another festival not to be missed is Roncy Rocks held in June. This annual event celebrates the creative talents of local musicians, artisans and entrepreneurs.


Homes In Roncesvalles

The homes of Roncesvalles have a small-town European vibe, mirroring the lifestyle of the neighbourhood itself. Beautiful Victorian and Edwardian century homes line the streets, with pretty front porches and well tended front yards.

Most houses are attached or semi-detached with a sprinkle of detached homes as well. Garages are tucked away out of sight at the rear of the house off laneways.

Roncesvalles homes are highly sought after, especially by those who appreciate the charm and character of older homes, and are not afraid of putting in a little work to create the home of their dreams.

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Roncesvalles has everything a new family, or young professional could want: close proximity to the city, small town vibe, plenty of green space, tons of shopping and dining, and so much more! If you’re looking for a home in this area, please reach out for more information.

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