The name Rosedale came about by a Sherrif and his wife who settled in the area in the 1820’s. His wife named the neighbourhood Rosedale as a tribute to the wild roses that grew on their estate. When they sold their estate, the area was divided into South and North Rosedale. Both areas are conservation districts in Toronto due to the grand homes built in Victorian, Georgian, Tudor and Edwardian styles in the 1800’s and early 1900’s. There is actually a heritage tour still running today.
There are a couple of upscale shopping areas for the residents of Rosedale. Located on Yonge Street, in the Summerhill area, there are a number of fancy restaurants and chic shops. At the north end of Rosedale, on Summerhill Avenue, there is a small shopping area for all household needs.
Not only is this neighbourhood full of history and hosts a heritage tour, but there are a number of trails and ravines, which are perfect for walkers, joggers and cyclists alike. There are also a number of sports facilities available to the public. Rosedale Park has a field, tennis courts, a wading pool and an ice rink. Ramsden Park also has tennis courts, an ice rink and a wading pool. There is also a community centre- Mooredale House, which hosts programs for all ages such as sports, music and arts programs.
There are buses in the neighbourhood that connect residents to both the Yonge-University-Spadina line at Rosedale station, or the Bloor-Danforth line at Sherbourne station. There is also the Don Valley Parkway just a few minutes drive away for easy access in and out of the downtown core.
Rosedale Junior Public School
Whitney Junior Public School
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Elementary School
CPR railway tracks to the north
Bayview Avenue to the east
Bloor Street to the south
Yonge Street to the west
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