Neighbourhoods
Princess-Rosethorn

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

A peaceful and family-friendly neighbourhood with a strong sense of community.

Property Pulse

Mostly detached homes from the post-war period with spacious layouts, and charming features.

Community Canvas

Diverse community with a mix of families, professionals, and retirees from various ethnic backgrounds.

What You'll Love

Great schools, abundance of parks, and easy access to public transit.

Have a look around Princess-Rosethorn.

This neighbourhood has a consistent population, is higher income, and is popular with families with teens, people in their 40s, people in their 50s, and people in their 60s. Also known as Princess Gardens, this neighbourhood is divided into two areas. The portion east of Kipling Road is known as Princess Anne Manor while the portion west of Kipling is Princess Margaret Gardens. They are named after The Princess Anne and The Princess Margaret, members of the British Royal family. The southwestern part of the neighbourhood is also sometimes known as Glen Agar. This is a post-war developed residential area. Its main street is Eglinton Avenue, a four-lane arterial road running east-west along the north of the neighbourhood. Residential subdivisions back onto Eglinton along this stretch. The density of the housing is very low, and road patterns are generally curved roads leading into cul-de-sacs to reduce traffic.

People & Families in Princess-Rosethorn

Families with kids make up 55% of households in this neighbourhood, while couples without children make up 27% of households and 14% of households are one person living alone. People in this neighbourhood come from 98 different ethnic origins, and 32% are first-generation immigrants, while 34% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

3,860

Neighbourhood Population

11,051

Household Size

  • 1 person - 14%
  • 2 persons - 32%
  • 3 persons - 19%
  • 4 persons - 23%
  • 5 or more persons - 9%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 14%
  • Non-family households - 1%
  • Families with children - 54%
  • Couples without children - 27%
  • Multiple families in household - 1%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 26%
  • 2 children - 29%
  • 3 or more children - 10%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 16%
  • 15 to 64 years - 65%
  • 65 years and over - 18%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • English - 21%
  • Italian - 17%
  • Canadian - 14%
  • Irish - 14%
  • Scottish - 13%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 0%
  • 25 to 34 years - 3%
  • 35 to 44 years - 14%
  • 45 to 54 years - 25%
  • 55 to 64 years - 26%
  • 65 to 74 years - 15%
  • 75 to 84 years - 9%
  • 85 years and over - 6%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 4%
  • 5 to 9 years - 5%
  • 10 to 14 years - 6%
  • 15 to 19 years - 6%
  • 20 to 29 years - 10%
  • 30 to 39 years - 7%
  • 40 to 49 years - 13%
  • 50 to 59 years - 18%
  • 60 to 69 years - 12%
  • over 70 years - 9%

Princess-Rosethorn Schools

Princess-Rosethorn has great elementary schools, great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 11 public schools and 6 Catholic schools serving this neighbourhood. The special programs offered at local schools include International Baccalaureate, French Immersion, and Gifted/Talented Program.

Public Schools

11

Catholic Schools

6

Having Fun in Princess-Rosethorn

Fun is easy to find at the many parks & rec facilities here. Parks in this neighbourhood feature playgrounds for kids and sports parks. There are 7 parks in Princess-Rosethorn, with 33 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 4.

Number of Parks

7

Number of Recreation Facilities

33

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 8
  • Tennis Courts - 7
  • Basketball Courts - 3
  • Ball Diamonds - 5
  • Sports Fields - 5
  • Community Centre - 1
  • Sports Courts - 3
  • Gym - 1
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Getting Around in Princess-Rosethorn

There are 104 transit stops in Princess-Rosethorn. Rail stations include Islington Station. In this neighbourhood, there are mostly vehicle commuters and most commute within the city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 68%
  • Commute to another city - 32%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 76%
  • Transit - 20%
  • Walk/bike - 1%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 32%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 25%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 18%
  • 60 minutes and over - 11%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 12%

Work and Education in Princess-Rosethorn

In this neighbourhood, 59% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 81% have any postsecondary education. The professional, scientific and technical services industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 3%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 3%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 2%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 4%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 4%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 4%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 4%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 4%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 9%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 7%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 13%
  • $200,000 and over - 32%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 19%
  • Management occupations - 17%
  • Sales and service occupations - 16%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Professional, scientific and technical services - 16%
  • Health care and social assistance - 9%
  • Finance and insurance - 9%

Employment

  • Employed - 59% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 3% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 36% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Princess-Rosethorn Homes

In this neighbourhood, there are mostly detached homes. Princess-Rosethorn has a consistent population, with 27% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 7% having moved within the past year. It has mostly older homes and is mostly owner-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 85%
  • Semi-detached house - 0%
  • Duplex - 1%
  • Row house - 1%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 0%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 11%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 0%
  • Not condominium - 99%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 3%
  • 2 bedrooms - 10%
  • 3 bedrooms - 39%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 47%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 27%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 4%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 3%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 1%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 2%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 4%
  • 1960 or before - 56%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 84%
  • Renter - 15%

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