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Real Estate and Neighbourhood:

For current listings in and around the Roncesvalles area; Click here.

Roncesvalles’ boundaries are difficult to pin down, depending on what source you read, there is quiet a variance. So I did my best at estimating an average of all sources, which I researched and reviewed. Here is a google map to help you visualise the area. Parkside Drive to the west, Sorauren to the east, Bloor to the north and Queen and Queensway to the south.

Roncesvalles is known for it being a neighbourhood that used to be mostly Polish. Many shops and bakeries on Roncesvalles are still Polish. To commemorate this there is a big Polish Festival annually.

The majority of Roncesvalles is comprised of residential properties, however Roncesvalles Ave. is a street lined with small businesses such as restaurants and stores. There is St. Joseph’s Hospital also and a large Loblaws store.

Homes in the area range from Victorian and Edwardian style residences built mostly in the later part of the 1800’s and early 1900’s to Funky Hard Loft conversions.

For more information on Roncesvalles, check out their webpage.



Parks and Recreation:

Roncesvalles residents are very lucky to be near the largest of Toronto's downtown city parks; High Park, it's entrance being just to the eastwards on Bloor. St. W. There is no shortage of recreational activities to get you and the family involved in here. Everything ranging from lovely walks through the Chinese gardens, down by the waterfront of Grenadier Pond, to the Mini Zoo, to the The Jamie Bell Adventure park and the many sports facilities which the park has, for baseball, tennis, swimming pool, ice skating etc etc.  here's a link to the sports page for High Park: Link .

Sorauren Park has a very active community who organise fund raisers every year known as the Totstock. There are many programs through the centre here. Check out all that the park has to offer you.


The Bloor – Danforth Subway Line runs east west and visa versa along Bloor St W.

The 505 Dundas St Streetcar runs East-West along Dundas St. W. all the way up to the Dundas St W. station on the Bloor – Danforth Line.

The 504 King St. Streetcar runs from Dundas St W Subway station down Roncesvalles Avenue, turns onto King and heads downtown.

The 506 Howard Park Street car runs east west across the city on College and into Roncesvalles via Howard Park Ave. and into High Park.

The 41 Keele bus travels north and south along Keele Street, north to Steeles Ave and south to the Bloor – Danforth Subway line.



Shopping and Restaurants:

There are a multitude of little stores and restaurants along Roncesvalles and Queen St. West. Loblaws has a large centre just south of Bloor on Dundas St. West. There are also certain specific stores on Bloor Street W.

Check out the Services and Businesses Roncesvalles has to offer you.



Price Ranges for Homes in the Roncesvalles Neighbourhood:


DETACHED $750,000 - $1,300,000

SEMI DETACHED $600,000 - $875,000

ATTACHED ROWHOUSES $470,000 - $650,000

CONDOMINIUMS $320,000 - $650,000



For more listings in and around the Roncesvalles area; Click here.


Schools in Roncesvalles and neighbouring areas:


Elementary Schools:

Howard Junior Public School (Gr JK – 6)

Fern Avenue Junior and Senior Public School (Gr JK – 8)

Garden Avenue Junior Public School (Gr JK – 6)

Secondary Schools:

Parkdale Collegiate institute (Gr 9 – 12)

West Toronto Collegiate

Western Technical-Commerical School (Gr 9 - 12

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