Bounded by Lansdowne Ave west to Roncesvalles Ave, Dundas St W south Queen St
In 1850 Colonel Walter O’Hara named the area after ‘Roncesvalles gorge’ which he fought in the north of Spain in 1813.
Characterized by residential homes built in the early 1900s. Typically solid brick turn-of-the-century houses show both Victorian and Edwardian influences with new families trying to preserve this original neighbourhood charm
Houses tend to have pretty front porches and beautiful gardens perfectly complimenting the beautiful homes. Most of the homes are attached or semi-detached with the odd detached homes, with garages tucked away out of sight.
Known for its main city street, “Ronces” Ave, walk along to enjoy all of its hip restaurants, shops and cafes that seamlessly compliment the traditional Eastern European gourmet delis, markets and churches including The Ace, Barque smokehouse, La Cubana, Pizzeria Defina, The Westerly and The Butler’s Pantry to name a few.
While maintaining its pedestrian and eco-friendliness and a tight-knit community, enjoy laneways for kids play, farmer’s markets at Sorauren Park and/or High Park alongside the 399 acres of public parkland or a short distance from Lake Ontario and the Martin Goodman Trail.
There is also a popular children’s playground and a zoo close by as well as many trails, and walkways for joggers or nature lovers!
The Keele Community Centre, close by has an indoor pool and fitness centre, with something for everyone to do!
Every September, Roncesvalles hosts a Polish Festival, attracting thousands of visitors. During this festival Roncesvalles Avenue is closed off and filled with children’s games, rides, Polish dancers, and lots of food and drinks
Easy public transportation access with streetcars on Roncy via Queen, King or Dundas take you to trendy King or Queen West or Dundas West subway station in minutes.