Signage at the Real Jerk Restaurant

A Change in the Landscape

It’s hard to ignore the new signage at Gerrard and and Carlaw. The Real Jerk is now not only grabbing attention with the fantastic aromas that restaurant shares with everyone…

Emergency crews on Gerrard near Degrassi

Gas Leak near Gerrard and Degrassi

Gerrard street is closed between Boulton Ave. and Logan Ave. due to a Natural Gas leak. People have been evacuated into a TTC shelter bus

Greek Independence Day Parade 2014

Scenes from the Greek Independence Day Parade

Despite the chilly -9°C weather, there was a good turnout to the annual Greek Independence Day parade on the Danforth

Newspaper boxes on Broadview Ave

Local News Roundup

Crime Toronto man charged in fatal Riverdale stabbing (CBC) Man killed outside South Riverdale apartment building 5 (Toronto Sun) Real Estate Leslieville semi draws multiple offers (Globe and Mail) Touring…

Map of Riverside in 1884 when it joined the city of Toronto

The Start of Riverdale

In the 1850s the Grand Trunk Railway was built, connecting Sarnia to Montreal, through the area where Riverdale now sits. The railway brought industry and population growth to the rural area…

Toronto Skyline as seen from Broadview and Withrow in March 2014


Riverdaler is a new blog focusing on Riverdale and surrounding areas including the Danforth, Riverside and Leslieville. Do you have any story ideas? Tips about upcoming events in our neighbourhood?…