To the north of Roncesvalles neighbourhood is Bloor Street West, and to the south is Queen Street West. The C.N.R/C.P. Railway passes to the east, while Roncesvalles Avenue passes to the west.
The Roncesvalles neighbourhood has a smaller area but is very crowded. It has a high number of working age people (54%) and families with children (16%). This neighbourhood has a very low population of youth, pre-retirement people, and seniors. The top non-official languages are Polish and Hungarian, while the top ethnic origins are English, Irish, Scottish, and Polish. Residents have a median after-tax household income of $46,883, compared to Toronto’s $52,149. The neighbourhood has a higher crime rate than similar neighbourhoods in the Greater Toronto Area with 256 crimes per 10,000 people per year. Roncesvalles has many businesses, employing and serving local residents.
Roncesvalles has a very high number of low-rise apartments (40%), semi-detached houses (15%), and duplexes (6%). Home prices in this neighbourhood are $581,425, compared to the City of Toronto average of $600,000. The neighbourhood has a low level of green space and not many trees.
Take a shopping trip to Dufferin Mall, which is just outside the neighbourhood. You can get your groceries at Loblaws or Sobeys, while Walmart is located on Dufferin Street. Neighbourhood parks are Grafton Avenue Park, Albert Crosland Parkette, Sorauren Avenue Park, Ritchie Avenue Parkette, West Lodge Park, Charles G. Williams Park, and Columbus Parkette. Also located in the area are St. Joseph's Health Centre, High Park Library (on Wright Avenue), and Parkdale Community Recreation Centre (Lansdowne Avenue).
The Gardiner Expressway is the nearest highway, while HWY 400 is 10 km away. Take the subway to Dundas West, Keele, or Lansdowne Stations or take the GO at GO Bloor or GO Exhibitions.
Landmarks in Roncesva Toronto
The major neighbourhood landmarks are St. Vincent de Paul Church and Hindu Prarthana Samaj.
Schools and Childcare in Roncesva Toronto
Neighbourhood elementary schools are Parkdale Junior and Senior Public School, Fern Avenue Junior and Senior Public School, and St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School. The secondary schools in the neighbourhood is Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton Catholic Secondary School. Nearby childcare centres are Ferncliff Daycare and After School Group, My School Co-op Nursery School, George Brown College – Parkdale Childcare Centre, St. Vincent Sunshine, Parkdale Junior and Senior Public School, Parkdale Public School Child Care, and Odyssey Montessori School.