$611,360

CONDO AVG ASKING PRICE

$963,053

HOUSE AVG ASKING PRICE

$689/SQFT

CONDO AVG PRICE PER SQFT

$965/SQFT

HOUSE AVG PRICE PER SQFT

887 SQFT

CONDO AVG SIZE

999 SQFT

HOUSE AVG SIZE

35.3

CONDO AVG MONTHLY SALES

21

HOUSE AVG MONTHLY SALES

THE LOWDOWN

History

In its early days, Riverside was mostly working class with many of the locals employed by the nearby railway or one of the local market gardens. Some of the original labourers cottages from this time still exist there today. Once the Riverside Village officially joined the city of Toronto in the 1880s, many of the beautiful Victorian and Edwardian homes that line the streets of this neighbourhood were built here, bringing new prosperity to the area.

Housing and Accommodation

With it’s close proximity to the downtown core, Riverside is remarkably affordable by Toronto standards. There are a variety of condominium living options available here ranging from trendy hard and soft lofts to condominium townhomes.  Most of the houses in this neighbourhood are heritage homes and feature Victorian, Second Empire or Edwardian architecture. The older semi-detached and attached townhomes are quite narrow and generally do not include off street parking.

JUST LISTED IN RIVERSIDE

ABOUT RIVERSIDE

Riverside includes some of Toronto’s more remarkable century old buildings that have provided the perfect backdrop for the many shops and restaurants that have recently sprung up in the area. Some would describe the area as Bohemian due to the eclectic and artsy businesses along Queen Street and mingling of people from all walks of life.  Riverside is a neighbourhood that has drawn on its history as the impetus for a new era of prosperity and growth. The beautification of the neighbourhood is attributed to the Riverside Business Improvement Area. A renewed pride of ownership in the community is evident in the area’s award-winning revitalization projects that include new pedestrian lighting and façade restorations.

When you are in Riverside it is hard to imagine you’re just a hop, skip and a jump away from downtown Toronto. The railway corridor and the Don Valley that border this neighbourhood have resulted in a tightly knit community within a well defined area. Some notable neighbourhood landmarks include: the New Broadview Hotel, Ralph Thornton Community Centre, The Opera House, Jimmy Simpson Park and Recreation Centre, Toronto’s east chinatown, the recently revitalized Don Mount Court/Rivertowne mixed income public housing development, and last but not least De Grassi Street. This street was made famous by the popular CBC Degrassi series of television shows for youth. While largely filmed elsewhere the vibe of the show originated with this area and many exterior shots were filmed in this neighbourhood.

THE GOOD

      • ‘Affordable’ semi and detached homes.
      • Small neighbourhood vibes.
      • Easy access to the Gardiner and DVP.

THE UGLY

      • Pockets of underdeveloped areas.
      • Small selection of fully detached homes.