Neighbourhoods
North Riverdale

In this Neighbourhood Guide, you'll find out more about the people who live here as well as the schools, parks and recreation facilities, homes, and more.

Neighbourhood Vibe

North Riverdale is a vibrant, multicultural neighbourhood with a thriving arts scene.

Property Pulse

Mainly family-friendly homes, including Victorian and Edwardian styles, with spacious rooms and renovated kitchens.

Community Canvas

Home to a diverse community of highly educated individuals, with a mix of families, couples, and single residents.

What You'll Love

The blend of city convenience and tranquillity, and proximity to the Danforth's restaurants and shops.

Have a look around North Riverdale.

This neighbourhood has a consistent population, and is popular with highly educated people, people in their 30s, people in their 40s, people in their 50s, and people in their 60s. Riverdale is located just east of Toronto's downtown core. Since its amendment to the City of Toronto in 1884, it has developed a stature as a neighbourhood of independent arts, with several independent galleries located along Queen Street East. The residential landscape within Riverdale is made up primarily of Victorian and Edwardian style homes. In recent times, local housing values have increased significantly. Riverdale's character is composed primarily from its multiculturalism; with several cultural neighbourhoods along its major paths.

People & Families in North Riverdale

Families with kids make up 38% of households in North Riverdale, while couples without children make up 22% of households and 33% of households are one person living alone. People in North Riverdale come from 114 different ethnic origins, and 27% are first-generation immigrants, while 30% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

4,995

Neighbourhood Population

11,916

Household Size

  • 1 person - 33%
  • 2 persons - 30%
  • 3 persons - 15%
  • 4 persons - 15%
  • 5 or more persons - 5%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 33%
  • Non-family households - 5%
  • Families with children - 37%
  • Couples without children - 22%
  • Multiple families in household - 1%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 27%
  • 2 children - 27%
  • 3 or more children - 6%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 16%
  • 15 to 64 years - 69%
  • 65 years and over - 13%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • English - 31%
  • Scottish - 24%
  • Irish - 23%
  • Canadian - 18%
  • Chinese - 12%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 1%
  • 25 to 34 years - 14%
  • 35 to 44 years - 20%
  • 45 to 54 years - 23%
  • 55 to 64 years - 19%
  • 65 to 74 years - 12%
  • 75 to 84 years - 5%
  • 85 years and over - 1%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 5%
  • 5 to 9 years - 5%
  • 10 to 14 years - 4%
  • 15 to 19 years - 4%
  • 20 to 29 years - 10%
  • 30 to 39 years - 15%
  • 40 to 49 years - 15%
  • 50 to 59 years - 16%
  • 60 to 69 years - 11%
  • over 70 years - 6%

North Riverdale Schools

North Riverdale has great elementary schools, great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 10 public schools, 4 Catholic schools, 1 private school, and 2 alternative/special schools serving this neighbourhood. The special programs offered at local schools include French Immersion and International Baccalaureate.

Public Schools

10

Catholic Schools

4

Private Schools

1

Having Fun in North Riverdale

Fun is easy to find at the parks here. Parks in this neighbourhood feature playgrounds for kids, sports parks, dog parks, and skating. There are 4 parks in North Riverdale, with 38 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 9.

Number of Parks

4

Number of Recreation Facilities

38

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 4
  • Dog Parks - 2
  • Pools - 2
  • Rinks - 2
  • Tennis Courts - 9
  • Volleyball Court - 1
  • Ball Diamonds - 4
  • Sports Fields - 4
  • Track - 1
  • Community Centre - 1
  • Splash Pad - 1
  • Sports Courts - 3
  • Trails - 3
  • Gym - 1
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Getting Around in North Riverdale

There are 48 transit stops in North Riverdale. Rail stations include Pape Station. In North Riverdale, there are a mix of commute types, most commute within the city, and people have mostly medium commutes.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 90%
  • Commute to another city - 9%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 34%
  • Transit - 40%
  • Walk/bike - 22%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 36%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 32%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 10%
  • 60 minutes and over - 7%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 12%

Work and Education in North Riverdale

North Riverdale is popular with highly educated people, with 62% of adult residents holding a bachelor's degree or higher and 81% having any postsecondary education. The professional, scientific and technical services industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 13%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 5%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 6%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 6%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 5%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 4%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 4%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 4%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 8%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 6%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 9%
  • $200,000 and over - 21%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services - 19%
  • Sales and service occupations - 17%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 16%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Professional, scientific and technical services - 14%
  • Educational services - 11%
  • Health care and social assistance - 10%

Employment

  • Employed - 69% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 3% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 26% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

North Riverdale Homes

In North Riverdale, there are a mix of home types. This neighbourhood has a consistent population, with 32% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 10% having moved within the past year. It has mostly older homes and is a mix of owner and renter-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 16%
  • Semi-detached house - 26%
  • Duplex - 6%
  • Row house - 7%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 29%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 14%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 2%
  • Not condominium - 97%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 26%
  • 2 bedrooms - 20%
  • 3 bedrooms - 26%
  • No bedrooms - 1%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 24%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 16%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 2%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 0%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 0%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 0%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 0%
  • 1960 or before - 76%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 56%
  • Renter - 43%

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