Welcome to Rosedale


History and Overview

Considering purchasing a home for sale in Rosedale? For over one hundred years Rosedale has held the distinction of being Toronto's most fashionable address. Many of Toronto's wealthiest and most prominent citizens reside in the Rosedale neighbourhood.
Rosedale was founded in 1824 when Sheriff William Botsford Jarvis purchased a 110-acre estate in what is now South Rosedale. His wife, Mary Jarvis was said to be impressed by the profusion of roses that dotted the hillsides around her estate, which led to the name Rosedale. Mary's frequent walks and horseback rides through Rosedale blazed a trail for the meandering and winding streets that are today a Rosedale trademark. Rosedale became a heritage district in the early 2000’s.

Homes and Neighborhood

Rosedale is a primarily residential area, with a mix of single-family homes and apartment buildings. Many of the homes in Rosedale are large and luxurious, with spacious yards and beautiful architecture. The neighborhood is considered one of the most desirable places to live in Toronto.
Both South and North Rosedale have earned the Heritage Conservation District status.  The inspired garden suburb street pattern, ravine topography, grand old homes and classical architecture of Rosedale merits this designation. Rosedale’s Victorian, Georgian, Tudor and Edwardian style mansions were built between 1860 and 1930. Many Rosedale homes are listed on the Toronto Historical Board's Inventory of Heritage Properties.
Rosedale residents living west of Mount Pleasant Road are within walking distance of the upscale shops and restaurants, located on Yonge Street, in the Summerhill area.
Rosedale is traversed by a network of ancient ravines, including the Vale of Avoca, Moore Park, Park Drive and Rosedale Valley ravines. The beautiful trails in these ravines are enjoyed by nature, and fitness enthusiasts alike.


Rosedale offers a lifestyle that epitomizes urban sophistication and tranquility. This upscale neighborhood is characterized by tree-lined streets, grand historic homes, and an abundance of green spaces, making it a coveted oasis within the bustling city.
Residents of Rosedale enjoy a blend of the old-world charm and modern conveniences, with boutique shops, gourmet restaurants, and cultural attractions just a stone's throw away. The serene parks and ravines that crisscross the area provide ample opportunities for outdoor recreation, while the close-knit community fosters a sense of belonging. Rosedale's prestigious reputation and its blend of timeless elegance and contemporary living make it a coveted address for those seeking a refined urban lifestyle in Toronto.

Real Estate Market

The real estate market in Rosedale, Toronto, reflects a unique blend of exclusivity and timeless appeal. Known for its historic mansions and luxurious residences, Rosedale offers some of the city's most sought-after properties. The market is characterized by a limited inventory of homes, often featuring elegant architecture and spacious, well-manicured lots. Demand for Rosedale's real estate remains consistently high due to its prestigious reputation and proximity to downtown Toronto. While prices here tend to be at a premium, buyers and investors are drawn to the neighborhood's enduring charm, green spaces, and the promise of an unparalleled urban lifestyle, making it a vibrant and competitive segment of Toronto's real estate market.

Your Neighbours in Rosedale

Rosedale, Toronto, is known for attracting a diverse and affluent demographic. Residents include successful professionals, business executives, academics, and artists. These individuals often seek out Rosedale for its historic and luxurious homes, top-rated schools, and the peaceful, leafy streets that provide a serene contrast to the urban hustle and bustle. While the community values privacy, it is also socially engaged, with residents participating in various cultural and community events, reflecting a blend of sophistication and a strong sense of community spirit.

Overview for Rosedale, Ontario

7,772 people live in Rosedale, where the median age is 53 and the average individual income is $493,714. Data provided by Statistics Canada.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Rosedale, Ontario

Rosedale has 3,525 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by Statistics Canada. Here’s what the people living in Rosedale do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by Statistics Canada. 7,772 people call Rosedale home. The population density is 3 and the largest age group is Data provided by Statistics Canada.


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