A gateway to Toronto’s east-end neighbourhoods is Riverdale. Riverdale is a large and diverse community known for charming Victorian homes, and many lively shopping areas. Another wonderful feature of the area is the abundance of surrounding parkland, that offers peace and tranquility in the middle of a community bustling with activity. Families love tobogganing with their children down the steep hills of the neighbourhood green spaces. A well-liked meeting spot in the neighbourhood, which also boasts a popular farmers market is Withrow Park. On top of its many selling points, Riverdale also has convenient access to the transit system, and is home to some of Toronto's top ranked schools. All of these factors make the neighbourhood of Riverdale extremely attractive to couples looking to settle down with their family.
Riverdale is a large neighbourhood bounded by the Don River Valley to the west, Danforth Avenue to the north, Jones Avenue, the CN tracks, and Leslieville to the east, and Lakeshore Boulevard to the south.
Back in the 1850s, Riverdale was nothing more than a small rural community. Development began with the Grand Trunk Railway and accelerated when in 1884, the area north of Queen Street was annexed by the City of Toronto. In 1918, the Prince Edward Viaduct linked Riverdale to the City of Toronto west of the Don River.