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Transcript of Rosedale
Town St. James
Town Rosedale Regent
Park INTRODUCTION: -Rosedale is one of the neighborhoods we had seen on our field.
-It is a very peaceful and old neighborhood.
-Today we are going to talk about the history, unique characteristics, issues, and the sustainability of Rosedale. • One of the wealthiest and most highly priced neighborhood in Canada
• Home to some of Canada’s richest and most famous citizens.
o E.g.: Ken Thompson who was the richest man in Canada at the time of his death
• Rosedale has narrow and twisted streets, so no buses or other public transits can get there
• But that’s what makes Rosedale a very quiet and peaceful neighborhood.
• You can’t hear any traffic because it is deep inside a forestry area.
• Because Rosedale is one of the oldest suburbs in downtown, it has humongous and healthy trees
• Rosedale is a neighborhood with lot’s of wildlife and nature Location North of downtown Toronto BOUNDARIES: CP Railways to the north Bayview Ave to the east Bloor Street West to the south and Yonge Street to the east •Located within Rosedale-Moore Park neighborhood
•The Park Drive Ravine divides the neighborhood into north and south Description: -It was home to Ontario’s fourth government house, Chorley Park, and it was built for the Lieutenant governor in 1915
-It was then destroyed in the 1960 by Toronto to save money
-But it is now a memorial park with the same name -Sheriff William Jarvis and his wife were the first people to settle in Rosedale in the 1820’s
-Mary Jarvis frequently walked and went horseback riding on the area’s trademark curvy trails
-She named Rosedale after the abundance of wild roses that covered the hillsides of the Jarvis estates
-In 1864, the Jarvis Family sold Rosedale, which was then put into residential development History: Unique Characteristics -very wealthy community
-houses are big and well maintained
-houses have an aged kind of look, architecture-wise
- some houses don't look modern
-a lot of brick and wrought iron fences
-very well-developed trees Financial -Average income in North Rosedale is $165,827
-Average income in South Rosedale is $239, 668
-Average home is sold for over 1 million dollars
-Rosedale is one of Canada's wealthiest and highly priced neighbourhoods *Fun Fact: There is an award winning house in Rosedale that is now on the market for 6.5 millioN dollars. It is said to have a ground breaking architecture and has been recognized by architects from all around the world. The Globe and Mail:
-Home of the week, ground breaking design stands the test of time
-6.5 million dollars
-house of glass and steel
-won many awards for its architecture Character -built among ravines
-windy roads and other physical boundaries that prevent lots of vehicle congestion
-outside traffic noises are blocked out as there are such thick amounts of trees, which lets residents of Rosedale have peace and quiet
-home to Branksome Hall, Rosedale Public School and Mooredale House (community centre)
-Hosts Mayfair, an aunual fair on the first Saturday of May, run and funded by Mooredale House
-Important Buildings: The studio building & North Toronto CPR station Rosedale is an amazing
neighbourhood but let's
look at it's challenges and
issues... -electricity bills are quite high -crimes could occur since
Rosedale is a very wealthy
neighbourhood -it may be difficult for others
to find an area to live in Rosedale
because it is a very popular and
beautiful neighbourhood in Canada -there are many industrial
buildings in that area which
causes a lot of pollution Oyru Our Journey Sustainability
*Rosedale is a sustainable neighbourhood, which is why the wealthiest people live there. This neighbourhood has humongous, healthy beautiful trees which all adds beauty to this area.
*Rosedale provides people with an ideal place to live because it has a beautiful scenery, many modern house and old houses, some including gates. Since, Rosedale is located in the middle of Downtown, Toronto, residents have an easy access to transportation.Also, there are many trees and parks. Lastly, the windy roads prevent traffic and the trees block out noise which lets Rosedale have peace and quiet.
*Rosedale does and doesn't meet people's needs today and into the future because it has modern and old houses, it has a lot of nature to it and it its one of the most prestigious and affluent urban neighbourhoods in all of Canada but, it is VERY expensive to live here, and only the wealthiest people could find a place for them in Rosedale. Does it meet people's needs today and into the future? Why or why not? Is Rosedale sustainable? Does it provide people with an ideal place to live? Rosedale is a very unique, beautiful and wealthy neighbourhood. It is one of Canada's oldest suburbs too. Everything about Rosedale is healthy and sustainable. It's nature, parks and trees are worth the view. It might have it's quirks but its a neighbourhood that has been living for a very long time. Thank you for coming on this journey with us through Rosedale!