About the neighbourhood
On the west side of the city, Roncesvalles or affectionately shortened to “Roncey” is a tight-knit community-driven neighbourhood. With a heavy influence from it’s Polish residents its become a popular pick amongst young homeowners given that its family-friendly and a short commute into the core. It also has some of the best green spaces in town!
Most of the residents will tell you that their local go-to hang-out spot is at Sorauren Park. From the spring to the fall you can pick up locally grown, fresh and artisanal foods at the Sorauren farmer’s market. On November 1st, bring the little ones down to see the hundreds of carved and lit pumpkins for the pumpkin parade which lines the pathway with spooky creations from the neighbourhood. In the winter, you can take full advantage of the skating rink or shop for one-of-a-kind gifts at the Christmas craft market. If that isn’t enough, High Park is within walking distance where you can see the seasonal cherry blossoms bloom, have an adventure hike through the trails, bird watch by the pond, play a game of baseball or just bask under a tree. You can also visit the High Park zoo to see the llamas, highland cattle, deer, goats and all the other creatures roaming the premises.
Another great thing to do with the whole family is the Roncesvalles Polish Festival which is more than just pierogi’s! The community comes together for one of the largest celebrations of the Polish community in North America. There’s live performances, buskers, food and beverages, bands and even a polka party to celebrate the roots of Roncesvalles.
If you’re looking for the beach it’s just to the South of Roncesvalles, the lakefront trails can be easily accessed for walking, jogging, cycling or sun tanning at Sunnyside beach. Speaking of cycling it is also a major draw in the neighbourhood, with ample bike lanes it makes getting around by bike a breeze but if you prefer the TTC you can hop on at King St or Dundas St. The Up Express can also get you on a flight in no time at Toronto Pearson airport. It’s everything you can love about living in the city!
Garden Avenue Junior Public School
Fern Avenue Junior and Senior Public School
St.Vincent de Paul Catholic School
Howard Junior Public School
High Park Gardens Montessori
Odyssey Montesori School
What kind of home are you looking for? Here’s a quick snap shot of the market! Of course, this information includes many variables, the average will include un-renovated properties and updated properties, large and small, as well as parking, which can drastically change the value. It’s best to get in touch with our team to really do a deep dive with a local area expert. We can guide you through how to find the right property for the right price.
AVG. 7.2% over listing price
Days on market: 6
AVG. 10.9% over listing price
Days on market: 7
**December 2021 Harvey Kalles Neighbourhood Statistics
What this means when trying to buy:
- Detached homes: Fewer come onto the market and sell over list price in this area on average of 1 week.
- Semi-detached homes were not sold during this time period.
- Town/Row/Attached homes were not sold during this time period.
- Condo’s in this area sold over listing price on average of 1 week.
What this means when trying to sell:
Depending on the condition, age, location and features of your home, we are in a sellers market with little inventory. With the right guidance your home in this neighbourhood will generally sell over asking when priced properly. To request an estimate of value with a local expert click here!