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Better known as "Roncy", this fabulous hood isn’t called the country’s biggest baby hub for nothing! Just check out all the schools that are at capacity! Besides being a bastion for bouncing baby boys and girls, this fabled hood is a food lover’s paradise. Locavores get ready! With the numerous restaurants catering to many different tastes and the ever changing retail landscape it’s easy to see why the area has the kind of appeal it does. With a high walkscore of 91, Roncy is in walking distance to anything and all things wonderful. While not on the subway line, one can still catch the 504 streetcar northbound to Dundas West station. If you live north of Howard Park, your walk to the subway should be a short one! click TTC  for area routes

To find out what businesses dot this famed corridor please click  roncesvallesvillage.ca 

I could provide you with the names of many great businesses but there are too many!! Come and discover places when you can!

The area hosts several festivals during the year, the two main festivals being the Roncy Rocks! Music & Arts Festival that has been successfully running for 4 years now in mid June. The second is the Roncesvalles Polish Festival that definitely gives the area a nod where it’s Polish heritage is concerned.

A Sorauren Avenue Farmer’s Market is also a nice alternative to the supermarket! It runs every Monday from 3-7pm from mid-May to October.

The area does have a decent LCBO finally located on the very northern border of the area, north of Howard Park Avenue and where Dundas and Roncesvalles converge located in a plaza with a huge supermarket.

The area is also known for it's live music venues namely Gate 403 and Hugh's Room. Rather than provide a bias version of the area’s history, here’s a link that some of you history buffs may appreciateCheck out Roncy History


This neighbourhood is quite special as it’s located next to High Park which houses a cute zoo Highparkzoo and also minutes to the lake depending how south you live off of Roncesvalles Avenue. Also nothing beats the Grenadier Restaurant with it's $2.99 breakfast, yes you read that correctly! Only Monday to Friday's 7-11am!


The housing stock is made up of detached, semi-detached, row homes as well as condos and lofts and units in small rental buildings. The remnants of Victorian and Edwardian era homes are pretty abundant and certainly a pleasure to admire.

Junior and Senior Public schools

  • Howard Park Junior Public School
    (French Immersion - from senior kindergarten)
    30 Marmaduke St., Toronto, M6R 1T2
    Principal: Mrs. Rosan Sardella
    Phone: 416-393-9255

  • Garden Ave. Junior Public School
    225 Garden Ave., Toronto, M6R 1H9
    Principal: Mrs. Martha Paterson
    Phone: 416-393-9165

  • Fern Ave. Junior and Senior Public School 
    (French Immersion SK to 4, Extended French 4-8)
    128 Fern Ave., Toronto, M6R 1K3
    Principal: Mr. Alexander Moy
    Phone: 416-393-9130



  • Parkdale Junior and Senior School
    78 Seaforth Ave., Toronto, M6K 3L2
    Principal: Ms. S. Yun
    Phone: 416-393-1280



Catholic Schools


  • St. Vincent de Paul Separate School
    116 Fermanagh Ave., Toronto, M6R 1M2
    Principal: Mrs. Schneider
    Phone: 416-393-5227
    This school btw no longer offers French immersion as it once did starting in Grade 5.



French Schools

  • École Élémentaire Dundas West
    Avenue 55 Pelham, Toronto
    Direction d'école: Mr. Roland Desloges
    Phone: 416-651-4360


Private Schools


  • High Park Gardens Montessori School
    (JK to grade 8)
    35 High Park Gdns., Toronto, M6R 1S8
    Principal: Mr. Brent Lisowski
    Phone: 416-763-6097

  • Mary Mother of God
    (JK to grade 10)
    1515a Queen St. W., Toronto
    Principal: Mr. Gordon Nixon
    Phone: 416-531-7897


High Schools


  • Bishop Marrocco / Thomas Merton
    1515 Bloor St. W., Toronto, M6P 1A3
    Principal: Ms. Maria Pereira
    Phone: 416-393-5545


  • Parkdale Collegiate Institute
    209 Jamieson Ave., Toronto, M6K 2Y3
    Principal: Mr. David Freedman
    Phone: 416-393-9000


  • École Secondaire Toronto Ouest
    330, Avenue Lansdowne, Toronto, M6H 3Y1
    Direction d'école: Mr. Normand Gaudet
    Phone: 416 532-6592