Riverdale Co-operative Houses

Riverdale Co-operative Houses’ building at 685 Queen Street East was originally built in 1904 as a 2½ storey house.  Many years later, an addition was constructed at the back.  By the time Riverdale Co-op bought the property in the 1970s, the building had been subdivided into 9 apartments.

The current re-development includes an extensive renovation of the existing building including accessible apartments and the addition of 17 new units at the rear of the building for a total of 26 units.

The idea of re-developing 685 Queen East had been contemplated for many years but the current project began in earnest in 2015.  Volunteer committee members and the Board of Directors have been instrumental in seeing this project proceed alongside staff and consultants.  Without the hard work of our City Councillor Paula Fletcher, the City’s Housing Secretariat and Streetcar, this re-development would never have been possible.

Through the Community Benefits agreement for the Riverside Square development, Councillor Fletcher assigned $5 million to the re-development of 685 Queen Street East.  The City of Toronto along with the Federal and Provincial governments made a further $6 million available with the City also waiving development fees, charges and property taxes to make this project possible.  As part of the funding agreement with the City, Riverdale Co-op has agreed to operate the new building as an affordable housing project in perpetuity.  City Council has also mandated that 5 of the units are to be specifically set aside for artists’ housing.

Since the beginning, the vision behind the project has been to provide accessible and affordable accommodation to individuals and families, including the Co-op’s own members.  The new 685 Queen East building will be Riverdale Co-op’s first fully accessible building, not to mention its first building with an elevator!  There will be studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom units.

The construction of the new 685 Queen Street East building is expected to be completed in December of 2023 with occupancy in early 2024.

ARCH is thrilled to be assisting Riverdale Co-operative Houses fill the re-developed units at 685 Queen Street West in Toronto.

For more information about this re-development, please visit the co-op’s website at https://riverdalecoop.ca/

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Toronto, Ontario

Community Spaces
  • Well established family neighbourhood
  • Closes to schools and shopping
  • Bus stop is one block away.
  • Easy access to the highway
  • Outdoor children’s play area
  • Community garden
  • Pet friendly community
  • Secure FOB access to the building
  • On-site property management
  • Near transit lines
  • Smoke Free Building

Riverdale Co-operative Houses

Community Information


  • Located near Broadview Avenue and Queen Street East
  • Fully accessible building with elevator, ramps, automatic door openers and more
  • Large community room with kitchenette
  • Rooftop patio
  • Bike storage and laundry room
  • Minimal parking
  • Occupancy expected in early 2024


  • 26 units in total including studio, 1 bed, 2 bed and 3 bed apartments
  • 6 universal barrier free units fully modified for accessibility
  • 10 barrier free units
  • Range of unit sizes depending on location in building
  • Non-smoking building including units, interior common areas and outdoor areas
  • Tentative housing charges (ie. rent) listed below in table; utilities included

Riverdale Co-operative Houses

Unit Availability
Prices are an estimate and will be amended closer to rent-up
2 Bedroom Regular 1 840 $74,736.00 $1,557.00 View Now
Studio Regular 1 620 $50,592.00 $1,054.00 View Now
1 Bedroom Barrier-Free 1 574 $57,600.00 $1,200.00 View Now
1 Bedroom Universal Barrier-free 1 627 $57,600.00 $1,200.00 View Now
1 Bedroom Barrier-Free 1 577 $57,600.00 $1,200.00 View Now
2 Bedroom Universal Barrier-Free 1 662 $62,592.00 $1,304.00 View Now
1 Bedroom Barrier-Free 1 577 $57,600.00 $1,200.00 View Now
3 Bedroom Regular 1 1,166 $80,496.00 $1,677.00 View Now
3 Bedroom Regular 1 1,163 $80,496.00 $1,677.00 View Now
2 Bedroom Regular 1 1,109 $78,240.00 $1,630.00 View Now
2 Bedroom Regular 1 1,070 $78,240.00 $1,630.00 View Now
1 Bedroom Regular 1 775 $73,824.00 $1,538.00 View Now
Studio Regular 1 557 $50,592.00 $1,054.00 View Now
2 Bedroom Regular 1 778 $76,512.00 $1,594.00 View Now
1 Bedroom Regular 1 554 $60,528.00 $1,261.00 View Now