To the north of North Riverdale is Danforth Avenue, and to the south is Gerrard Street East. The Don River passes along the west side, while Pape Avenue runs to the east.
The North Riverdale neighbourhood has a high number of working age people (50%), families with children (16%), and pre-retirement people (13%). The neighbourhood does not have much population diversity. The top non-official languages are Cantonese and Chinese, while the top ethnic origins are English, Irish, Scottish, and Chinese. Residents enjoy a median after-tax household income of $68,164, compared to Toronto’s $52,149. The North Riverdale neighbourhood has one of the highest crime rates in the GTA with 330 major crimes per 10,000 people per year.
North Riverdale has a high number of low-rise apartments (31%), semi-detached houses (26%), and duplexes (7%), while it has a low number of single-detached houses, high-rise apartment buildings, and row houses. The North Riverdale neighbourhood has high home prices compared to similar neighbourhoods in the Greater Toronto Area, averaging around $818,592 compared to the City of Toronto average of $600,000. The area also has a high level of green space that residents enjoy.
Enjoy a shopping trip to Toronto Eaton Centre or Hazelton Lanes. Grab some groceries at Foodland, No Frills, and Loblaws, or head to Walmart, located nearby on Gerrard Street East. Neighbourhood parks include Riverdale Park East, Withrow Park, and Bain Avenue Parkette. Located within the neighbourhood are Riverdale Library, and Frankland Community centre. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Pape/Danforth Library are also nearby.
The nearest highway is Don Valley Pkwy which passes on the west side of neighbourhood. The nearest subway stations are Broadview Station, Chester Station and Pape Station.The nearest GO station is GO Union located 5 km away.
Landmarks in North River Toronto
Major landmarks of this neighbourhood include Riverdale Library, Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, Riverdale Park and Riverdale Shopping Centre on Carlaw Avenue.
Schools and Childcare in North River Toronto
Neighbourhood elementary schools are Holy Name Catholic School, Withrow Avenue Junior Public School, Quest Alternative Senior School, Pape Avenue Junior Public School, and Frankland Community School. CALC Secondary Schools is also located within the neighbourhood for high school students. Children can be dropped off at neighbourhood childcare centres: Withrow Child Care Centre, Children's Circle of St. Barnabas, Childspace 2, Frankland Day Care Centre, Pat Schulz Child Care Centre, and Pape Children's House.