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There is an old saying that variety is the spice of life. When it comes to property, this translates to character, charm and choice. Variety also gives texture to the backdrop on which you live your life. Enter Roncesvalles Village, where there is European flavour, a young professional vibe, and a culture that supports and celebrates family life.
Bounded by High Park to the west, Bloor Street West to the north, Lake Ontario/Queen Street West to the south and Lansdowne Avenue/rail corridor to the east,
Roncesvalles Village traditionally was the hub of the Polish community in Toronto. This is evidenced even today with the Polish-speaking restaurants and delicatessens interspersed with other merchants in this vibrant enclave.
Tree-lined streets unfold towards a mix of housing stock, with Victorian and Edwardian working and merchant class housing that includes row, semi and detached homes. There is calm and a sense of community in the area, with the chatter of small voices and parents sharing stories and common moments with each other.
Souraren Park is a community hot spot that offer activities for people of all ages, interests and abilities. An outdoor skating rink offers old-fashioned fun in the winter. Ample green space with soccer pitches, baseball diamonds and tennis courts offer organized fun, as well as enough room to simply to run and play.
High Park offers urban respite into nature, with abundant green space and trees, a children’s garden and the High Park Zoo- all opportunities for learning about life while living it.
All the necessities for family life to flourish are nearby. There is representation from numerous school boards, with reputable elementary and high schools (including public and separate school boards, private schools) offering instruction in both English and French (as well as French Immersion programs). There are libraries, daycares, churches and outdoor pools.
For young families in particular, the setting in which they live carries even more weight. It is the origin of their own family story, and the place on which they will often reflect over the years with warmth and nostalgia. In the present day, though, it is about how effectively (and reflectively) you fill your hours and about the choices you make to stake those roots. Roncesvalles Village fits on all counts, with its immense family-friendly appeal.