Why I Love Roncesvalles
Its Culture and Rich History
Originally settled in 1850, Roncesvalles Village and its landmark churches, St. Vincent de Paul and St. Casimir’s Church marks the heart of its European settlers before and after World War II. Roncesvalles is lined with turn-of-the-century homes with well-maintained gardens and mature trees canopying the streets. Other historical landmarks line Roncesvalles Avenue such as The Revue Cinema, Toronto’s longest-running independent cinema, built in 1911, and The High Park Library constructed in 1916.
Restaurants, Shopping, and Recreation
As a Roncesvalles resident, you will have diverse options on how you spend your days. Roncesvalles real estate is known for its small-town feel, just steps from locally owned shops, Polish butchers, delicatessens, and some of the best fruit/flower stands in the city. Roncesvalles real estate borders High Park, a 400-acre public greenspace boasting picnic areas, a public pool, and even a zoo! Paved routes for cyclists and joggers as well as enclosed areas for dog-walking show just how family-friendly this area really is.
Roncesvalles has been a family-oriented neighbourhood from the start. Residents can spend their weekends getting to know the owners of family-owned cafés, restaurants, and grocers before exploring High Park’s many amenities or biking along Lake Ontario. Formerly known as Little Poland, the neighbourhood is home to the Annual Polish Festival and Roncy Rocks, two events that encompass the spirit of the community.
As a first-time home buyer, there were a lot of things I didn't know. Steve was a fantastic realtor to work with because he is extremely knowledgeable about the market. Steve regularly went above and beyond in finding listing on or off the market. He paid close attention to my needs and wants and catered a plethora of great properties for me to see. Being so knowledgeable Steve gave me sound advice on potential properties even raising questions or concerns that I hadn't given thought to. Steve's patience, dedication, knowledge and ability to truly understand what I needed allowed me to find a place that I LOVE. I would highly recommend him. Steve, it was a pleasure working with you, looking forward to the next unit I purchase with you! 10/10 Realtor & Person
As a Realtor, I am extremely fortunate to have crossed paths with Steve. Realtors often call one another to seek advice, talk about the market, or compare notes on areas. When I called Steve for this purpose, he was not only willing to take out time from his day to speak with me, he went above and offered me information that truly had an impact on my business. Without a doubt, if you're fortunate enough to have Steve as a Realtor, you're in good hands. Steve, I hope we do business in the future.
Steve didn't waste my time. He kept his promises. It showed he cared about his clients who are my new landlords. Polite, personable, effective. Might call him up for my own real estate needs in the future!
When my wife and I had our first child we decided it was time to leave the condo life and find a place with a little more space. Steve not only helped us sell the condo at top dollar but also found us a home we can spend the rest of our lives in. He was always available and had all the answers we were looking for throughout the full process (which took months). His knowledge of the market was second to none and helped us make educated decisions during this very stressful process. J & T
Been through many purchases and sales, and Steve is by far the best agent I’ve dealt with. He is knowledgeable, helpful, trustworthy and overall exactly what you want in an agent. We purchased our home in Toronto virtually from New York and Steve made the process so comfortable and easy for us. Needless to say I would highly recommend him!
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