Rosedale-Moore Park - South of Railway Line
Rosedale remains one of Toronto's classiest neighbourhoods with impressive homes on tree-lined streets. Laid out on streets that follow the natural topography rather than a grid, Rosedale is a maze to outsiders, and a protective labyrinth to residents who value the low traffic produced by all the dead ends and roads that turn back on themselves. Though it has earned a reputation as one of the city's most exclusive neighbourhoods, it's been quietly diversifying, with dozens of grand old homes replaced in the 1950s with apartment buildings, about half of which are now condos. As you head north toward the railway line, houses become more modern. Development in the area was first planned in the 1880s, but did not get underway until the early 1900s. Bordered by one of the most interesting commercial strips of Yonge, with some of the most attractive houses and charming parks in the city (not to mention Rosedale Ravine), this neighbourhood is hard to beat.
Though most houses in Rosedale are a mix of early-20th-century Tudor, Georgian and Edwardian, there is a great deal of variety. Homes by Old City Hall architect E. J. Lennox (89 Elm Street) and Arts and Crafts master Eden Smith (2 Cluny Drive) rub shoulders with brick-arched designs (44-46 Castle Frank Crescent) that wouldn't be out of place in any 1970s suburb. North Rosedale streets such as Standish and Astley offer relatively good deals.
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