Rockliffe-Smythe used to be one of the best kept real estate secrets in the city. Now, it increasingly attracts media coverage touting its attributes and affordability. What’s not to love about a neighbourhood with all that green space? Access to the outdoors in Rockliffe-Smythe will have the joggers, cyclists, golfers, walkers, skateboarders, hikers in other ‘hoods green with envy.
The area borders on The Stockyards, which means quick and easy access to a combination of restaurants and stores. While Rockliffe-Smythe won’t make the top ten fine dining destination lists, its diversity makes it a mecca for authentic ethnic eats. Head to Martin’s Churroesquiera for Portuguese grill or north to Royal Noodle for some delicious Vietnamese spring rolls.
And for the architectural buff who also likes to read, the Jane/Dundas Library is one of the most modern in the city. Outside is a mix of glass box design and inside is one of the city’s most family-friendly children’s collections.
The area schools are a bit of a mixed bag with some scoring well and some not as well. As the neighbourhood gentrifies, scores will likely improve.
For Toronto Maple Leafs fans, there’s some quirky hockey cred in the neighbourhood. The Smythe in Rockliffe-Smythe references Leaf great, Conn Smythe, who once owned the storied gravel pit and built many of the post-war homes for soldiers returning from WWII.