For more than a century Rosedale has been considered Toronto's most fashionable neighbourhood. It is home to many of Toronto's most prominent and wealthiest residents. Rosedale is blessed with an outstanding location. While just minutes from the major business, shopping and entertainment sections of Toronto, it is a green enclave of hills and ravines, with winding streets and towering trees.
Rosedale mansions were built between 1860 and 1930, in styles ranging from Victorian and Georgian to Tudor and Edwardian. The ageing of these homes results in some grand renovation that have been undertaken in the recent years. One fine example of such project will be a Tudor mansion at 136 Glen Road, called Glenedgar, which has been extensively renovated to the highest standards. Rosedale's estate residences sell for millions of dollars - the highest sale in 2011 was $6,725,000, but it is not unusual to see a listing with an asking price exceeding ten million.
South Rosedale is also home to a number of condominium, co-operative and co-ownership buildings. Some of the apartments in these buildings are quite affordable, and many have outstanding views. Co-operative and co-ownership buildings often don't allow dogs, and typically have only common laundry facilities, so this should be kept in mind when contemplating a purchase.
Rosedale is blessed with many ravines, with trails running through, and numerous access points throughout the neighbourhood. Rosedale Park, located off Sholfield Avenue, has a sports field, eight tennis courts, a wading pool and artificial ice rink. Community centre at 146 Crescent Road offers, for a small annual fee, sports, fitness, arts and music programs for children and adults.
Many of Rosedale houses are listed on the Toronto Historical Board's Inventory of Heritage Properties. South Rosedale and North Rosedale are Toronto's heritage conservation districts.