Rexdale is one of the most unique neighborhoods in Toronto, bordered on the south by an industrial corridor with the Humber River Valley to the north. Homes in this community range from single family dwellings in the interior to rental housing in the outlying areas.
During its early years, Rexdale was a farming community. In the 1950’s, Rex Heslop, a residential developer, began to organize the development of the neighborhood as it is seen today.
Heslop believed that jobs at Toronto International Airport and completion of Highway 401 would increase demand for housing in the area. Soon enough, it was easy to see that his prediction was accurate. By the early 1960’s, homes in the Rexdale community were sold out.
From the mature landscaping to the winding streets, Rexdale has a “family friendly community appearance.”
There are many types of homes in Rexdale, including contemporary bungalows, ranch style, and split levels.
Most of the homes in Rexdale were constructed during the 1950’s and early 1960’s. In addition to single family homes, there are several apartment buildings on the periphery of the neighborhood.