Known as one of Canada’s most prestigious neighbourhoods for over a century, Rosedale real estate has an “Old Money” reputation.

Surrounded by parkland ravines and an abundance of foliage, its serenity is protected from the sounds of the city and its traffic. It shares this advantage with Moore Park real estate, which is also encompassed by natural barriers. With winding streets lined with mature trees, beautiful green spaces and highly regarded schools in the vicinity, Moore Park and Rosedale are two of the most sought after neighbourhoods in Toronto. While only a few minutes from the downtown core, homes in these neighbourhoods are a world away from the bustle of the city.

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Homes

The majority of homes in Rosedale were built between 1860 and 1930 and range in architectural styles from Victorian to Georgian, Tudor, to Edwardian. Most of these majestic homes are also considered Heritage Properties and must adhere to specific guidelines during exterior renovations. The area also boasts luxury condominiums ranging from the modest to the truly decadent.

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Moore Park’s real estate was mainly developed between 1900 and 1930 and houses reflect the English Cottage, Georgian, and Tudor architectural styles. Lots in Moore Park are on the larger side and many houses back onto the ravines that surround the neighbourhood. Newer luxury townhouses and duplexes have also been built in the area. Although many homes in Moore Park share driveways, the streets are uncluttered and thus parking is not a problem. Both Rosedale and Moore Park’s real estate development follow the natural contours of the existing ravines.

Schools

Excellent public and private schools are located in the Rosedale-Moore Park neighbourhoods including Branksome Hall and Bishop Strachan, both female-only schools, Rosedale Heights School of the Arts, and Upper Canada College for young men.

Recreation

Rosedale Park offers tennis courts, sports fields, a skating rink, and wading pool. It is also home to the annual Mayfair spring festival featuring midway rides and Kids Zone, a Beer and Wine Garden, and a host of activities for all ages. Other parks in the vicinity include Chorley Park, Ramsden Park, Craigleigh Gardens, Sir Winston Churchill Park, and Beaumont Park, each offering a range of activities so residents will never have a shortage of outdoor recreational opportunities.

The Moore Park Ravine trails Mud Creek, a small tributary of the Don River, and features an 8km scenic trail winding through the Rosedale Ravine, Mt. Pleasant cemetery and the old Don Valley Brickworks. Moorevale Park is home to the Moore Park Tennis Club and Moore Park Lawn Bowling Club and provides residents with five lit tennis courts, a wading pool, playground, and numerous sports fields. Other nearby parks include Todmorden Mills Park, Riverdale Park, and the David A. Balfour Park. The Rosedale-Moore Park Association in Mooredale House, a historic mansion at Crescent Road and Mount Pleasant, provides a multitude of activities for both children and adults including a swimming club, summer camps, concerts, sailing club, and much more. In addition, Moore Park is also within close proximity to movies theatres on Yonge Street, Eglinton Avenue, and Mount Pleasant Road.

Transportation

Rosedale real estate offers bus routes on several streets in the neighbourhood and they connect to the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line at the Rosedale Station and the Bloor-Danforth subway line at the Sherbourne Station. Drivers are just a short drive from the Don Valley Parkway and the Bayview Extension for both Rosedale and Moore Park. For bus service, residents of Moore Park have several options and likewise for subway lines which can be accessed at the St. Clair Station, Summerhill Station, and the Rosedale Station.

Shopping

Residents of Rosedale enjoy a selection of upscale boutiques and fine dining at the nearby Shops of Summerhill which also includes speciality stores, beauty and spa services, coffee shops, etc. In addition, Davisville and Yonge and St. Clair are nearby and offer a myriad of shopping opportunities from high-end retailers to those for daily household and personal needs. Moore Park residents can do most of their shopping at Yonge and St. Clair, or the Mount Pleasant and Davisville shopping areas, and those that live in the south-east area of the neighbourhood will find it easy access the Shops of Summerhill as well.

Local Gems

For a sophisticated French-Mediterranean menu and extensive wine list, head to Sorrel for a casual and elegant dining experience. Sandwich lovers will rejoice at Black Camel where slow-cooked beef brisket and pulled pork sandwiches sell out daily. Award-winning and highly rated, (#3 on Canadas 100 Best), Buca features a funky-chic atmosphere and rustic Italian cuisine.

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