To the north of the booming Bloor and Yonge intersection lies the decidedly quieter neighbourhood of Rosedale. Rather than bustling streetscapes and high-rise towers, here, you’re more likely to find historic multi-million-dollar homes and quiet, leafy side streets.

Indeed, it’s easy to forget the neighbourhood — whose boundaries include railway tracks to the north, Bayview Avenue to the east, Rosedale Valley Road to the south, and Yonge to the west — is only minutes from the core.

To show how much the city has sprouted around Rosedale and how it has maintained its charm, we’ve lined up historic photos from Toronto’s archives with contemporary shots from BuzzBuzzHome News’ James Bombales. It’s all part of our then and now series, which has covered Parkdale, CityPlace, Mimico, Regent Park, and more.

Subway train from Aylmer Avenue bridge, 1962

Yonge Street looking south from Belmont Street, early 1990s

Yonge Street Subway, looking south from Aylmer Avenue overpass during construction, 1952

Yonge Street Subway, looking north from Aylmer Avenue overpass during construction, 1952

Yonge Street looking North from Belmont Street, 1958

Rosedale TTC Station, 1961

Yonge Street looking east to Crescent and Rosedale subway station, 1980s

Ramsden Park at Yonge looking west, 1980s

Yonge Street looking north from south of Roxborough, 1980s

Rosedale Hotel, 1914

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