Riverdale

Riverdale was a small rural community until the Grand Trunk Railway began steaming through here in the 1850’s.

Welcome to Riverdale



Riverdale is the gateway to Toronto’s east end neighbourhoods. It is a large and diverse community that is especially well known for its colourful shopping districts and quaint Victorian homes.

North Riverdale from Gerrard to the Danforth is very popular with young affluent professionals, while South Riverdale has traditionally attracted a wide mix of people looking for affordable homes close to downtown.

History of Riverdale

Riverdale was a small rural community until the Grand Trunk Railway began steaming through here in the 1850’s. The railway brought industry and employment opportunities to Riverdale. It also attracted a pool of labourers who built the first homes in Riverdale, south of the railway tracks.

North of Queen Street Riverdale remained largely undeveloped until 1884 when it was annexed by the City of Toronto. At that time Riverdale was called Riverside. The name was probably changed to Riverdale as a reference to the city park of the same name, that has long been a landmark in this area.

Riverdale’s development was accelerated in 1918 with the building of Toronto’s largest bridge, the Prince Edward Viaduct. The Viaduct provided Riverdale with an important link to the City of Toronto, west of the Don River, and marked a coming of age for this popular Toronto neighbourhood.

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Overview for Riverdale, Ontario

16,000 people live in Riverdale, where the median age is 42 and the average individual income is $164,534. Data provided by Statistics Canada.

16,000

Total Population

42 years

Median Age

Medium

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$164,534

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Riverdale, Ontario

Riverdale has 6,785 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by Statistics Canada. Here’s what the people living in Riverdale do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by Statistics Canada. 16,000 people call Riverdale home. The population density is 7 and the largest age group is Data provided by Statistics Canada.

16,000

Total Population

Medium

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

42

Median Age

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-19:

10-19 Years

20-24:

20-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
6,785

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$164,534

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Marital Status

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Schools in Riverdale, Ontario

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The following schools are within or nearby Riverdale. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by Statistics Canada.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Earl Grey Senior Public School
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
No rating available
Holy Name Catholic School*
CATHOLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Blake Street Junior Public School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
East Alternative School of Toronto
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
No rating available
Frankland Community School Junior
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Pape Avenue Junior Public School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Quest Alternative School Senior
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
No rating available
Withrow Avenue Junior Public School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
CALC Secondary School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available

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