Gerrard India Bazaar, Greek Town on Danforth, East
Chinatown, Danforth by the Valley, Leslieville, Queen
Broadview Village: These exciting commercial districts
make up the exciting community of Riverdale.
Situated next to Toronto's downtown core, Riverdale runs
East from Don Valley to Coxwell Avenue, and South from the
Old Coty of Toronto boundary (near Mortimer Avenue) to the
shore of Lake Ontario.
There you will discover fine dining establishments, ethnic
eateries, funky cafes and great specialty shops. You'll
enjoy green spaces afforded by plentiful parks, tree lined
residential streets and the trendy loft/work spaces that
are revitalizing old industrial neighborhoods.
Until the mid-1800s, Riverdale consisted of several small
rural communities and industrial sites. These communities
and industries provided products and services to the
growing City of Toronto, located on Western side of Don
Starting in 1884, amalgamation made Riverdale part of
Toronto. Transportation improved and the area offered
housing to workers and waves of immigrants. Today,
Riverdale is vibrant community that is home to urbanites
of all ages, from all backgrounds and from all walks of
Be swept away by the exotic opulence of Gerrard India
Bazaar, Mediterranean flair of Greek Town on Danforth and
the colorful bustle of East Chinatown. One could enjoy
upscale shopping and dining in Danforth by Valley, search
for funky finds in Leslieville and step into the past in
historic Queen Broadview Village.