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Where in Toronto?
Riverdale is bounded by Danforth Avenue on the north and the Don River on the west, the eastern and southern boundries are not firmly defined, the eastern boundary is usually considered to be Jones Avenue or Pape Avenue, the southern boundary can be drawn anywhere from Gerrard Street to Lakeshore Road. The area south of Gerrard St. is usually referred to as South Riverdale.
Belongs to, falls in, or is a part of...
• Former municipality Old Toronto
• Municipal Ward
• School Ward
• Community Council
• Federal Riding: Toronto Danforth, the current MP is Jack Layton, leader of the NDP
• Provincial Riding Toronto Danforth, the current MPP is Peter Tabuns of the NDP
• Residents' Association
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Best known for
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• or even another event
• or a secret or whatever!

One Sentence Description

We're the neighbourhood with the coolest tagline!

About this neighbourhood

An Overview. Describe your neighbourhood! Major landmarks, shortcuts, nature trails...

What's Fun ?

How do people relax here? Pick up ball games or theatresports? Tai Chi or Drumming Circles? How do people who hang out in this 'hood spend their time? Theatre, stages, cinemas, Mall, Skate Park, whatever... Know a place to chill out? List it here.


Cheap eats and not so cheap eats, oops, make that ambiance!


How did the neighbourhood get its name? Who founded this neck of the woods? When? Anything cool happen recently? Say the past 5 years, stuff still in people's memory, say the past 5 minutes, y'know?

Who are the people in your neighbourhood?

Neighbourhood personalities, for example...

  • the nice librarian

  • the cool busker

  • the friendly crossing guard

and where to meet them.

Housing and Accommodations

What's the housing scene like? How much for how much? Architecture Styles. Price Ranges. How new or old are most of the housing here? Condominiums, Townhouses... Major complexes, best apartment buildings, golden cockroach award? If applicable: Hotels / Motels / Hostels / Bed and Breakfasts for out-of-towners, here's the scoop.


Transportation overview, transit options, bike lanes, official routes, highways, Bus. Streetcar. Subway. TTC routes which pass through or cover this neighbourhood. TTC stations / Go Transit / Greyhound Stops

Major Streets and Intersections

Major thoroughfares through this neighbourhood, if any. Existing ones or those planned for the future. Major North-South streets. Major East-West streets.

Parks and Recreation

Riverdale contains two (or depending on where you draw the southern boundary, three) large parks, Riverdale Park East and Withrow Park (and Jimmy Simpson Park) In Riverdale Park there is an outdoor pool and waterslide, a splashpad, playground, tennis courts, baseball diamonds, soccer pitches, a 400 meter gravel running track and an outdoor skating rink. Withrow Park has a clubhouse, tennis courts, playground, soccer pitches, off leash dog area and an outdoor skating rink. There is also a splash pad behind the Matty Eckler Community Center.

Riverdale Park West and the Riverdale Farm are not actually IN Riverdale, they are in Cabbagetown.


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