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Rosedale - Moore Park Real Estate and Neighbourhood:

In tribute to the wild roses that grew on the surrounding hillsides, Mary Jarvis, the wife of Sheriff William Jarvis, so named the land her husband's estate Rosedale.  A fan of horseback-riding and frequent walks, Mary also laid the blueprints for what are now Rosedale's winding streets.  The Jarvis family sold their estate in 1864, paving the way for residential development.  It is one the oldest original suburbs of the City of Toronto, and is one of the most wealthy neighbourhoods in Canada.

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Rosedale-Moore Park's grand homes were mostly built between 1860 and 1930, and are in keeping with the area's proud history.  Although mostly single family detached dwellings built during the Edwardian growth period, one can also find fine examples of the Victorian, neo-Georgian and Tudor among them.  More than half of the homes in North Rosedale bear a historical designation and they are synonymous of the classic luxury of the neighbourhood's distinguished past.  Bordered by three ravines, Rosedale retains a tranquility thanks in part to the many trees and foliage in the area that cut down the traffic noise.  One can easily forget the city-centre is merely minutes away.

In Moore Park you will find homes built in the English Cottage style, Georgian and Tudor with large lots that often back on to the ravines on the border.  These natural barriers as well as the quiet and winding streets create a calm and private atmosphere, rare for a neighbourhood so close to the city's core.  The lots in Moore Park are generally quite large with many homes backing on to one of the bordering ravines.

Rosedale is bisected by Park Drive Ravine in its North and South sections.  All three bordering ravines are ideal for a whole host of outdoor activities.  One has access to jogging, biking or hiking in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Toronto.  Just off Schofield Avenue, Rosedale Park has eight tennis courts, a multi-purpose sports field, an ice-rink and a wading pool. For outdoorsy residents, they need go no further than the Moore Park Ravine foot path which is an 8km trail that winds through Rosedale ravine, Mount Pleasant Cemetary and the Don Valley Brickworks.  Moore Park Ravine itself follows Mud Creek a tributary of the Don River where thick foliage and wetlands offer ample opportunity for birdwatching and viewing other wildlife in a natural habitat.

 

Public schools in the area include Whitney and Rosedale which are both Junior schools and Rosedale Heights and Jarvis Collegiate are high schools.  Branksome Hall, Bishop Strachan and the distinguished Upper Canada College are all private institutions.

Residents in Rosedale-Moore Park are within walking distance of the shopping district on Summerhill Avenue which has some fine upscale shops and restaurants.  For a more cosmopolitan flair, Yonge and Bloor is just a little bit further where you can find everything from museums to music stores and neighbourhood pubs to Prada. The main shopping areas on Yonge Street intersections of Davisville and St. Clair offer a wide variety of options, there you'll find restaurants and boutiques of many kinds and specialties.  There are multiple yoga studios that cater to the changing demographic of the neighbourhood as well as a rep cinema on Mt. Pleasant and the Silvercity megaplex at Yonge and Eglinton is just a quick drive or bus-trip.  With the Bayview extension just minutes away, the Toronto city-centre is well within reach.

As the city of Toronto developed around it, Rosedale-Moore Park's perfect location has made it one of the city's most distinguished and sought-after neighbourhoods

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