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Vibrant, bustling, and family-oriented, the Roncesvalles community can often feel more like a European village than a neighbourhood in the big city.

Much of that feeling is thanks to its strong Polish influence and roots. After the Second World War, an influx of Polish residents settled in the area. They built St. Casimir’s Church, established much of the Roncesvalles real estate, and paved the way for the many families and young Torontonians that call the neighbourhood home today. Here is what a home typically sells for in this community (Sourced TREB July 2018 – March 6, 2019):

Roncesvalles:: $1,541,464 Detached | $1,254,455 Semi

The Basics

  • Amazing shops and restaurants on Roncesvalles Ave
  • This is Toronto’s Little Poland and home to the annual Polish festival
  • Locals know each other’s names and there are more independent stores than big brands
  • Check out Gate 403; jazz bar with live music daily


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There is an artistic and eclectic vibe to the Roncesvalles neighbourhood which attracts singles, young families, and professionals who appreciate the neighbourhood’s central-but-not-downtown location. Great independent shops, restaurants, and cafés line Roncesvalles Avenue, adding convenience to any errand run or night out, while easy access to both High Park and the lakefront provide residents with a touch of nature.


Getting around in Roncesvalles is easier without a vehicle. Streetcars are prioritized on Roncesvalles and cars are actually discouraged (there’s also a lack of parking available). The community surrounding Roncesvalles real estate is very walkable and bike-friendly, with public transportation readily available

Streetcar routes run along Roncesvalles Avenue, Queen Street, and Dundas Street, connecting residents to Dundas West Station and Lansdowne Station.


Roncesvalles has many well-established family-friendly events throughout the year. Some local favourites include the annual Pumpkin Parade in Soruaren Park and the annual Roncesvalles Polish Festival, which is North America’s largest Polish celebration!

Sorauren Park itself is a much-loved community hub for families, especially for the farmers’ market which is held outside from May-October and moves inside to the Fieldhouse in the colder months. You’ll not only find local goods and produce here, but also entertainment and activities for kids.

Other events at Sorauren Park include outdoor movie screenings, summer camps, music programs, fitness classes, and the “Wa Bash”. The park also features an off-leash dog park, a playground, tennis courts, and an ice rink.

Real Estate

Roncesvalles real estate still retains its historical charm. Most of the homes here are turn-of-the-century semi-detached and detached homes. Some of the houses have been subdivided into apartments by investment buyers. You’ll notice a few newer condo developments in the neighbourhood, including Howard Park and The Roncy, as well as beautiful loft conversions such as the Robert Watson Lofts building.


School Fraser Institute Score Address
Garden Ave. Junior Public School 8.3 225 Garden Avenue
Fern Avenue Jr. & Sr. Public School 6.7 128 Fern Avenue
Howard Jr. Public School 7.4 30 Marmaduke Street
Parkdale Jr. & Sr. Public School 2.1 78 Seaforth Avenue
Parkdale Collegiate Institute 5.3 209 Jameson Avenue
School Fraser Institute Score Address
St. Vincent de Paul 8.1 116 Fermanagh Avenue
Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton 4.4 1515 Bloor Street West

Local Gems

Future home of Wabash Community Centre – mid 2023

40 Wabash Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada

Parkdale Recreation Centre

75 Lansdowne Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada


361 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada

St. Joseph’s Health Centre

30 The Queensway, Toronto, ON, Canada

Easy Restaurant

1645 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada

High Park Library

228 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada

The Revue Cinema

400 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada

Mitzi’s Cafe

100 Sorauren Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada

Ed’s Real Scoop

189 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada

Cherry Bomb Coffee

79 Roncesvalles Avenue

Lit Espresso Bar

221 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada

Local Kitchen & Wine Bar

1710 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada

Bandit Brewery

2125 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada

Defina Pizzeria

321 Roncesvalles


392 Roncesvalles Avenue

Parkdale Collegiate Institute

209 Jameson Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada

Sorauren Park

289 Sorauren Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada

Barque Smokehouse

299 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada

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