Charming, established, and easy-going.
Roncesvalles-High Park has a distinct homey quality, since it’s close to nature and local conveniences but far enough from downtown to leave work behind.
Roncesvalles Avenue has experienced a resurgence; here, you’ll find independent shops, the farmers’ market at Sorauren Park, modern Roncesvalles lofts, cafes, and restos. High Park itself is Toronto’s answer to a major urban green space, which gives this neighbourhood a distinct point of pride and enjoyment.
The neighbourhood’s namesake is undoubtedly a must-see, as it has something for everyone. If you have kids, Adventure Playground is an institution, and of course, there’s the petting zoo. There's also the Grenadier Pond and landmark Maple Leaf Garden, and for dog-lovers, there’s ‘Dog Hill’ and numerous off-leash trails.
Roncesvalles-High Park is a great neighbourhood for families, seniors, young couples, singles, and anyone that enjoys nature with the conveniences of city living. But be warned: Since it’s an established neighbourhood, it’s pricey to get into.
The Real Estate Run-Down
Roncesvalles is an easily walkable neighbourhood that also offers access to the Gardiner, as well as transit options galore, including the TTC, the UP Express to Pearson, or the bike trails along the lakeshore.
The majority of Roncesvalles real estate is detached homes, but there are also some semis, townhomes, and a community of apartment buildings across from the park. You’ll also find some highly sought-after Roncesvalles lofts in boutique developments like The Roncy, 383 Sorauren, and Wallace Towns.