The Roncy Report
Roncesvalles Village & High Park

Filter Results
Trust Listing Video Review

Neighbourhood Specialist:

Monte Burris

Subscribe to the Roncesvalles and High Park monthly recent solds report

privacy policy

A Village Within A City:

Roncesvalles Village, known fondly as “Roncy,” is a family-friendly, west-end neighbourhood that combines European ambience with a small-town feel. The wide side walks are lined with unique bookstores, boutique clothing shops, independent restaurants, and vestiges of the once-dominate Polish community.

Daily shopping is easy with fruit and flower markets populating the corners, while the 101-year-old Revue Cinema creates a nostalgic feel – all within in short distance of the bustling downtown scene and the city’s largest public park.


Latest Videos:

Property Reviews   information-icon


Stay in the loop: Watch Monte’s weekly spot on CTV National News


Latest Posts

Ontario Targets The GTA’s Red-hot Housing Prices

May 3rd, 2017|

If you haven’t heard, last week the provincial government introduced Ontario’s Fair Housing Plan. This proposed plan includes 16 measures to help cool the Greater Toronto Area’s red-hot real estate market. On Sunday, I joined […]

Summary of regulation changes to the Toronto housing market – the good, the bad, and the ugly

April 20th, 2017|

Today, the provincial government introduced Ontario’s Fair Housing Plan, which includes 16 measures to help cool Toronto’s hot real estate market. Below is an overview of the measures and what I think will happen if […]

The Demand is Real in Toronto

April 6th, 2017|

The demand is real. Toronto house prices are increasing faster than any other city in the world! In the past year, Toronto house prices rose 19%. Monte Burris sat down with CTV News to discuss […]


Top Schools in Roncesvalles Village and High Park:

Elementary Schools

Secondary Schools

Neighbourhood Facts

Walk Score
Transit Score

  • World-class public transportation
  • Daily errands do not require a car

History of Roncesvalles Village and High Park:

Intersection of Dundas Street and Roncesvalles Avenue, looking southwest, January 19, 1912 Credit: City of Toronto Archives

  • Named after the 1813 Battle of Roncesvalles by Colonel Walter O’Hara, who was injured while fighting
  • He built a home called West Lodge after an old family estate in Ireland. It was acquired by the city in 1950 as an apartment building, which still bears the name today
  • Edward Alonzo Boyd, the dashing member of the notorious bank-robbing Boyd Gang, lived in a rooming house on Wright Avenue. In the basement, you can still see the holes from their BB Gun target practice
  • Although Sorauren was meant to be the main street, Roncesvalles grew in popularity in the early 1900’s when the streetcar was introduced. That’s why Sorauren’s so expansive. It had to be wide enough for the milk delivery trucks to turn around

  • A post-WW2 influx of Polish immigrants gave the area its unique culture, which it proudly maintains today

Don’t Miss Out on Houses in Roncesvalles Village and High Park:

The charm and character of these well-kept Victorian and Edwardian century homes are enjoying revitalization, however the short supply has fuelled a number of passionate bidding wars.

Classic Turn-of-the-Century Homes

A lush and mature tree canopy compliments the spacious front porches, well-tended gardens, and attractive neighbourhood homes. Garages are typically tucked away out of sight at the rear of the house.

A Home for Everyone

Spanning over 150 years, the eclectic mix of architecture covers everything from Late 19th Century Victorian homes, to Early to Mid-20th Century houses, to 21st Century townhomes, to loft conversions and low-rise condo developments.

Latest Real Estate Listings in Roncesvalles Village and High Park