Roncesvalles Village, known for its European flavour and village feel, is a neighbourhood centered around Roncesvalles Avenue, a north/south street running from King Street to the south and north to Dundas Street West. It is the cultural center of Toronto’s Polish community, with many prominent Polish churches and businesses on its main street.
The neighbourhood is about 100 years old, with many of its Victorian and Edwardian style homes built between 1909 and 1914. The majority of houses are semi-detached, two to three-stories or detached 2 ½ stories; with a handful of bungalows in the mix. The streets surrounding Roncesvalles are mostly tree-lined, with deep lots.
The area is a vibrant mix of small family-owned shops, restaurants and trendy specialty shops. It is home to a bustling fusion of families, artists and outdoor enthusiasts, due to its walking-distance proximity to Toronto’s waterfront trails, High Park and Sorauren Park, which acts as a community meeting place. Sorauren Park also features soccer, tennis and baseball, open green spaces and even an off-leash dog walking area!
Within easy reach of Dundas West subway station, as well as three streetcar lines; the neighbourhood is well served by public transit. There is quick access to both Lakeshore Blvd. and the Gardiner Expressway, for a short trip to downtown Toronto or the airport.
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