‘R’ is for Rosedale, proclaims a condo billboard along the frontier of one of TORONTO’s oldest inner suburbs and one of its wealthiest.
The subway and two bus lines run through the neighbourhood. 8,000 live within its precinct, and there’s plenty of ‘Old Money” around. Rosedale is crisscrossed by three ravines, and its streets go uphill and downdale. It’s a wonderful place to walk, run and bicycle; the gardens and trees are gorgeous, and there are few fences or barricades. You can get lost in here, but the locals are quite friendly and helpful.
Along the Yonge Street edge of Rosedale are several fine restaurants and bars, but within the neighbourhood it’s all houses, parks, gardens, bridges, ravines – and one small row of shops where refreshments are available.
Main Street Rosedale is Yonge Street, from roughly Bloor to Summerhill. Subway stop – ROSEDALE, and then walk or take Bus #82; or Subway stop – SHERBOURNE, and then Bus #75