A Contemporary Riverside Townhouse

offered at $519,900

If you’re a first time buyer looking for a place that blooms fresh beginnings, just like Spring, then here’s an exceptional affordable opportunity located in high-demand Riverside.

Revered as a beacon of the cutting edge, this central downtown east location is a destination of choice for the high-styled, but down-to-earth buyer. For those seeking a calibre home at a fair price, this stellar offering will do more than draw you in – it will give you reason to stay!

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Welcome to 2 Frances Loring Lane in Rivertowne.

Located just south of Dundas Street East at Broadview Avenue, this Frances Loring Lane offering sits just up the street from the 24-hour Queen streetcar, daily shopping, café culture, and the purveyors of the funky and fine. A short stroll will find you near great design shops including Green Tea, Snob, Empire and Avenue Road; culinary shops like the Bobbette and Bell Bakery, and some of our fav cafes including Ceili Cottage, Lady Marmalade, Table17 and L’il Baci, it’s also steps to Little Chinatown which has one of the city’s best French restaurants called Batifole! Without question, this unique space is truly enhanced by a convenient urban village life.

For those who commute by public transit, you can catch the 504 King and 505 Dundas streetcars which will whisk you downtown or up to the Broadview subway station. Need a ZipCar? There are two located 3 blocks away on Queen at Saulter! Gotta car and commuting to work? The parking garage exits just below the on-ramp to the Don Valley Parkway for those who commute north, or it’s just a few minutes south to access the Gardiner Expressway west. How amazing is that?

If you’re a nature, water and fitness lover, this property is just a short stroll, bike, or blade away from the sanctuary of the Leslie Spit and the recreation of the Beach. Even closer, it’s just one block south of Riverdale Park, a large green space spanning the Lower Don River. This park has recreational fields for soccer, baseball, and Ultimate Frisbee on both sides of the river. There is also a swimming pool, tennis courts and outdoor hockey rink to the northeast, and a running track in the centre. Plus the best tobogganing in the City! A footbridge crosses the Don Valley Parkway and the river to joins the two sides of the valley as well as the Lower Don Recreational Trail (biking anyone?) that follows the river. How perfect to unwind with your friends after a particularly hectic day! Imagine, a location with accessible cardio cleansing, contemplation, and day dreaming just steps from your door!

Rivertowne, a 187-unit stacked townhouse complex built by Intracorp and completed in 2007, is part of the successful revitalization of Donmount into the emerging mixed income Riverside Community. The complex – part of a comprehensive 7.7 acre community redevelopment – introduced new market housing, of identical scale, and character next to Rent-Geared-To-Income homes, making this part of the on-going revitalization of the downtown east side mixing income and housing to break down social barriers and raise economic prospects. The complex is thoughtfully-designed, with well-proportioned streetscapes and parkettes, including pedestrian ways which create that charming mews feel. The stacked townhouses are both on grade and on a podium above underground parking. The building elevation and massing proportioned pays homage to the adjacent streetscapes of original dwellings, with carefully designed detailing, wood frame and brick veneer construction.

We love this sun-drenched south-facing end-unit, which is one of a handful of 3-storey units in this charming complex. Comprising 1118 square feet of indoor living – plus a 150 square foot balcony and a 100 square foot patio entry – this ‘Cummings Model’ floor plan offers three bedrooms and one a half baths. Upon entering the tiled foyer, you are greeted by a functional entertainment space tied together by wood floors that continue throughout all three storeys! A collection of large windows on both the east and west walls allow light to pour in, contributing to a bright and airy feel. Are you particular about your cooking space? The kitchen boasts custom cabinetry, Corian countertops, and a handy breakfast bar peninsula. It also features modern appliances, including a stainless steel stove and range hood, stainless steel microwave, refrigerator, and dishwasher. Thoughtfully designed with zero wasted space, this entertainment level also features a convenient two-piece powder room.

The second floor is home to a master bedroom with built-in closet space, as well as a second bedroom and four-piece bathroom with vessel sink. The third bedroom – currently configured as a home office – is perched on the third floor, featuring custom shelving, a pitch roof with that ‘attic atelier’ charm and a balcony walk-out with stunning views of the Don River and downtown core!

Want to learn more about the neighbourhood and its amenities? Here’s our Neighborhood Page on Riverside / Leslieville including our flavour video, the city census data on the area, plus several past blogs on area amenities!

Have questions? Contact steve@urbaneer.com for more info!

* Listing Courtesy of RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd., Brokerage