Neighbourhoods
Roncesvalles

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

Roncesvalles is a vibrant neighbourhood with a strong sense of community and cultural heritage.

Property Pulse

Roncesvalles offers a mix of older homes, condos, and apartments, with spacious layouts and ample natural light.

Community Canvas

Roncesvalles is home to a diverse community, with residents of all ages and ethnic backgrounds.

What You'll Love

You'll love the charming Polish influence, the abundance of small businesses, and the variety of international cuisines.

Have a look around Roncesvalles.

Roncesvalles has a consistent population, and is popular with people in their 20s, people in their 30s, people in their 40s, and people in their 50s. Roncesvalles (or Roncesvalles Village) is a neighbourhood centred on Roncesvalles Avenue. The street has long been known as the cultural and commercial centre of Toronto's Polish community. There are a myriad of small businesses, most of which are independently owned and operated. Roncesvalles is very well known for the large number of small restaurants, cafés and specialty food shops of various cuisines.

People & Families in Roncesvalles

Families with kids make up 30% of households in this neighbourhood, while couples without children make up 21% of households and 39% of households are one person living alone. People in this neighbourhood come from 141 different ethnic origins, and 33% are first-generation immigrants, while 31% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

6,880

Neighbourhood Population

14,974

Household Size

  • 1 person - 39%
  • 2 persons - 30%
  • 3 persons - 13%
  • 4 persons - 11%
  • 5 or more persons - 5%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 39%
  • Non-family households - 8%
  • Families with children - 30%
  • Couples without children - 20%
  • Multiple families in household - 0%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 29%
  • 2 children - 23%
  • 3 or more children - 7%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 15%
  • 15 to 64 years - 73%
  • 65 years and over - 11%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • English - 23%
  • Irish - 21%
  • Scottish - 19%
  • Canadian - 18%
  • German - 9%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 2%
  • 25 to 34 years - 21%
  • 35 to 44 years - 21%
  • 45 to 54 years - 21%
  • 55 to 64 years - 14%
  • 65 to 74 years - 10%
  • 75 to 84 years - 5%
  • 85 years and over - 2%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 5%
  • 5 to 9 years - 5%
  • 10 to 14 years - 4%
  • 15 to 19 years - 3%
  • 20 to 29 years - 13%
  • 30 to 39 years - 19%
  • 40 to 49 years - 16%
  • 50 to 59 years - 12%
  • 60 to 69 years - 9%
  • over 70 years - 4%

Roncesvalles Schools

Roncesvalles has great elementary schools, great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 8 public schools and 6 Catholic schools serving this neighbourhood. The special programs offered at local schools include Fine Arts, International Baccalaureate, and French Immersion.

Public Schools

8

Catholic Schools

6

Having Fun in Roncesvalles

Fun is easy to find at the many parks & rec facilities here. Parks in Roncesvalles feature playgrounds for kids, sports parks, and dog parks. There are 7 parks in Roncesvalles, with 32 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 4.

Number of Parks

7

Number of Recreation Facilities

32

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 7
  • Dog Park - 1
  • Pool - 1
  • Tennis Courts - 2
  • Basketball Courts - 4
  • Ball Diamonds - 3
  • Sports Fields - 2
  • Community Centre - 1
  • Splash Pads - 6
  • Skateboard Park - 1
  • Sports Courts - 2
  • Gyms - 2
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Getting Around in Roncesvalles

There are 80 transit stops in Roncesvalles. Rail stations include Lansdowne Station. In Roncesvalles, 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 - 88%
  • Commute to another city - 11%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 33%
  • Transit - 39%
  • Walk/bike - 23%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 28%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 32%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 14%
  • 60 minutes and over - 11%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 11%

Work and Education in Roncesvalles

In this neighbourhood, 51% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 73% have any postsecondary education. The professional, scientific and technical services industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 24%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 6%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 6%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 6%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 6%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 5%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 5%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 4%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 7%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 5%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 7%
  • $200,000 and over - 9%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 20%
  • Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport - 16%
  • Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services - 15%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Professional, scientific and technical services - 14%
  • Accommodation and food services - 10%
  • Educational services - 10%

Employment

  • Employed - 67% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 4% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 28% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Roncesvalles Homes

In Roncesvalles, there are mostly condos and apartments. Roncesvalles has a consistent population, with 40% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 15% 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 - 9%
  • Semi-detached house - 14%
  • Duplex - 6%
  • Row house - 4%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 39%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 25%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 8%
  • Not condominium - 92%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 37%
  • 2 bedrooms - 20%
  • 3 bedrooms - 22%
  • No bedrooms - 5%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 14%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 20%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 3%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 1%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 0%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 2%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 1%
  • 1960 or before - 70%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 43%
  • Renter - 56%

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