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Revel In Spectacular Riverdale Park East

March 5th, 2020 | City Living

One of the most necessary urban amenities to get the very best out of urban living is access to green space. Getting outdoors regularly is essential for both mental and physical health - and your quality of life is even better if you can add convenient access to that mix.

One of our favourites is Riverdale Park East, located at 550 Broadview Ave just south of Danforth Avenue.

 

 

 

This expansive park has all the elements of fantastic green space, including loads of activities, along with a natural landscape that provides an idyllic setting and an unbeatable vantage point for views of the city.

Riverdale Park East is part of the larger Riverdale Park. Riverdale Park dates back to 1880, stretching to both sides of the Don River. It’s huge, spanning some 104 acres.  In the 1960s the construction of the DVP essentially sectioned off the park, creating the divisions that we have today. Riverdale Park East is now spread out over about 18 hectares.

 

 

 

 

Riverdale Park East is the more popular of the two sections of the park and is perhaps best known for the gently sloping hill that descends down from Broadview. In the winter months, this area is a very popular toboggan run. In the milder months, this slope is the perfect perch to pause and take in Toronto’s skyline, which is pretty breathtaking at sunset.

Although the park features loads of natural flora and fauna, the city and the Bring Back the Don taskforce have helped to enhance its setting over the years. The grassy slope became home to many mature maple ash trees; the degraded slope was rebuilt with a trough to run water down to a small marsh that was built in 2002.

 

 


*Photo courtesy of BlogTO

 

The end result is a wonderfully peaceful, pastoral setting, right smack dab in the middle of an urban setting.

If you prefer your park time to be a little more active, you won’t be disappointed with what you’ll find at Riverdale Park East. In the summer, there are a couple of ball diamonds, a running track, an outdoor gym, walking trails, multi-purpose fields, tennis courts, playgrounds, and picnic areas.

 

 


*Photo courtesy of BlogTO

 

 

There is of course - the Riverdale Park East outdoor pool, which is the perfect reprieve during a hot summer day.

 

 

 

Winter is vibrant here as well, with the famous toboggan hill and an outdoor skating rink.

 

 

 

What’s your outdoor pleasure? Riverdale Park East most likely can offer it to you!

 


 

We're delighted to offer this sun-drenched two-bedroom furnished rental on Tennis Crescent... with Riverdale Park East just 20 seconds away - right at the end of the street!!

 

 

Along with the Garden Suite, we dubbed these swish, furnished pads, Two Short Term Rentals In Prime Riverdale, Steps To The Danforth!

 


 

Check out some of our other favourite parks!

We Adore Kew Gardens In The Beaches

East Lynn Park: The Heart Of A Community

We Love Dufferin Grove Park

Explore Expansive Sherwood Park In Midtown Toronto

 

 


 

 

 

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-The Urbaneer Team

Steven Fudge, Sales Representative
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Bosley Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage - (416) 322-8000

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