As all over a hundred years Rosedale has held the distinction of being the city's classiest address, and many of Toronto's wealthiest and most spectacular citizens reside here. Built between 1860 and 1930, many of Rosedale's large and stately homes are Heritage Properties constructed in Victorian, Georgian, Tudor and Edwardian styles.
Rosedale's boundaries are the CP railway tracks northwards, Yonge Street to the west, Bloor Street south, and Bayview Avenue to the east, with the neighbourhood neatly divided into a north and south portion by the Park Drive Ravine. Along with the natural great thing about the ravines and gorges which pleasantly seclude Rosedale from the rest of the city, there are many recreational opportunities in Rosedale Park, Ramsden Park and Mooredale House, offering outdoor sports, play areas and community programs. Many public and private schools for all ages are situated in the neighbourhood, and residents enjoy a fine selection of upscale shops and restaurants in nearby Summerhill.
Even though Rosedale is situated in the urban centre centre, virtually no vehicle traffic can be heard due to the abundance of trees and foliage that surround the community. The 82 Rosedale is Toronto's oldest continuous running bus route, lining the neighbourhood's only main through road (Mount Pleasant Road) as the demand for transit service has remained slight over the years. Rosedale is almost a world apart, while conveniently only a couple of minutes' drive from the busy downtown atmosphere of the nation's largest city.