An Expansive Executive Rental On Coveted Grenadier Heights In Swansea

rented at $8500 / month

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As with housing, neighbourhoods develop a special kind of atmosphere or texture when modern convenience is supported by – and marinated in – history. This is the case in Swansea, a high-demand enclave with deep roots and a storied past that has evolved and blossomed over time to develop a distinct cultural patina and charm. It vibrates with energy and possibility!

The elegant homes that dot Swansea’s tree-lined streets are rich with character – like this handsome family residence secreted away in an upscale corner of the neighbourhood. If you’re seeking a quality long-term family rental or an executive relocation, you may have just found your new home.

Welcome to 24 Grenadier Heights!

 

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Timeless & Tasteful: Toronto’s Village Of Swansea

Lovely Swansea, with its quaint ‘village’ feel and active, engaging community is arguably one of the most supportive areas in the city to put down roots! With its verdant landscape, family-focused amenities, and charming residential streetscapes, this central west-end neighbourhood is an exceptional setting for building an urban life.

Grenadier Heights meanders through a highly-coveted slice of Swansea that’s lush, quiet, and something of a peninsula between Grenadier Pond and High Park to the east, and Rennie Park and Catfish Pond to the west. Despite being a part of an active Toronto community, the properties in this area feel wondrously rural – almost like country estates ensconced in nature. Plus the picturesque vistas that accompany

Residents will tell you that some of the city’s best parks and green spaces are right here in Swansea – just a stone’s throw away! You have expansive High Park to the east, Humber River to the west, and the shores of Lake Ontario to the south! We particularly adore scenic Rennie Park, which is arguably the heart of this tight-knit community – and just a 4-minute stroll from this residence on Grenadier Heights! In addition to the restful and restorative qualities exuded by such lush green space, Rennie Park offers a myriad of recreational opportunities – year-round! In the warmer months, one can enjoy picnic areas, a playground, a wading pool, tennis courts, cycling paths, and more. In the winter, there is a looping skating pond and the outdoor ice rink, home to Swansea Hockey Association which happens to be the largest not-for-profit outdoor hockey league in North America. And the tobogganing is truly a speedy, sloping scene to behold!

Right on the edge of Rennie Park is the Swansea Community Centre with tons of all-ages programming, specialty camps, swimming lessons, and fitness classes. Walking 9 minutes south-east will bring you to the edge of High Park; the options for outings here are endless, with multiple play areas, a zoo, several picnic areas, an off-leash dog park, tennis courts, all-ages outdoor pools, a year-round cafe, plus the Canadian Stage’s annual ‘Dream In High Park’ amphitheatre.

Running errands is quick and easy, with a number of retailers nearby including a No Frills, Shoppers Drug Mart, Global Pet Foods, Bulk Barn, and the LCBO all close to home. There are also dozens of small independent shops that make the Bloor West Village BIA a village destination.  Get your fresh catch at Snappers while Bloor Meat Market has your carnivore cravings covered. Grab and go with a deliciously prepared meal at  Bread & Roses, Max’s , or the newly established Pop’s Market.  And a bit off the beaten path, but well worth the stroll is The Cheese Boutique, which is a local draw and dinner party fare ‘must.’ Your sweet tooth will be satiated by Janchenko’s melt-in-your-mouth pastries, the kid-friendly treats from Bake Sale or get really adventurous with ice cream at iHalo Krunch. There’s lots of retail therapy on Bloor Street West too, so the fashionista in your family can pop tags at the much-loved Buck’s Hard Goods, the long-established Trixie’s Boutique, and the beautiful Fig Tree.

Whether grabbing takeout on the go, stepping out for date night, or meeting up with friends, there are loads of choices that you’ll definitely enjoy. Linger on the patio at Baka Gallery or the infamous Queen’s Pasta Cafe. And with CafeTO now part of urban life, Bloor West Village has been bustling with pop-up patio offerings at BloomGattoBello PizzaFlame Food & DesignKinton Ramen, and Aztec Mine just to name a few! We enjoy our java from Coffee Tree Roastery, our pints of brew at the Dark Horse, and brunch at either Ma Maison or the much-loved Sunshine Village Grill.

Quality schools in Swansea make this location one of the more coveted urban neighbourhoods, and they’re within walking distance from this property. Reputable Swansea PS & JS – for kids in JK to Grade 8 – is under a 10-minute walk away. It’s a unique place to receive an education, with a historic building and nearby pond and forest that support hands-on outdoor experiential learning. Slightly further away, but still walkable are Humberside Collegiate, Western Tech, and Ursula Franklin Academy for high school.

If you’re someone who loves to get out on a weekend afternoon and explore the city, you know that access to transit is essential; it can, quite literally, alter the shape of your day. Plus, as any Toronto commuter knows, the fewer minutes spent walking to a transit stop equals more minutes spent in bed to linger in the morning, with or without your loved ones! When you live on Grenadier Heights, the subway and bus stops are a hop, skip, and a jump away, connecting you to the major arteries, like Bloor Street West and The Queensway. In fact, the 77 Swansea bus that winds through Swansea can whisk you north to Runnymede Station lickety-split (but it’s also only a 15-minute scenic stroll if prefer to walk there!)

For those who are seeking a long-term family-friendly lease or need accommodations for a corporate relocation that ticks the boxes of size, condition, and location at an attractive price proposition, this picturesque move-in ready residence in Toronto’s Swansea neighbourhood provides superb amenities for shopping, leisure, and recreation in a coveted school district!

 

 

 

A Haute Home In The Heights

Welcome to 24 Grenadier Heights – a majestic 2-and-a-half-storey, fully furnished 4 +1 detached home nestled on the most coveted Swansea street that overlooks High Park and Grenadier Pond! This classic Tudor home exudes the elegance of its traditional time period while seamlessly combining touches of modern beauty and functionality. 

The stone walkway leading to the property, enveloped by lush low-maintenance gardens (lavender aplenty!), is reminiscent of a quaint English garden. Stepping through the arched wooden doorway, a small foyer greets you. Here you’ll find an elegant and convenient space to drop keys, an umbrella, and/or the day behind. The original French doors lead you into the home and to the first of many grand principal spaces: a sun-drenched living room!

Gorgeous bay windows dramatically wrap the room. These leaded treasures cast ample natural light on the large, deep-seated sectional and on the showpiece in the room: the natural wood-burning fireplace encased with its original wall-to-wall shelving unit! One can imagine spending a quiet winter night reading in this cosy space, or having the crackle of a fire providing an aural backdrop to a cocktail party or game night! 

Next, a formal dining room with a mix of modern and traditional touches awaits. A dramatic pendant light softly illuminates the space where a dining party of 10 can comfortably break bread and share stories around the newly-crafted handmade oak table. A century-old sideboard adds tradition and convenience as well as being stocked for serving and entertaining. A passthrough brings in natural light, and the easy proximity to the kitchen will make this dining space the epitome of convenience. 

The kitchen is truly a chef’s dream with modern built-in appliances, sleek natural wood cupboards, quartz countertops and an island where one could perch with a coffee on quiet mornings. No kitchen would be complete without a generous array of small appliances as well: Espresso machine, milk frother, soda stream, mixers, toasters, Thermomix®… you name it, this kitchen’s got it!

Who doesn’t love a family room just off of the kitchen? We sure do! With large doors and windows framing the back garden, it’s a room to curl up with a book, play a game of backgammon, or congregate for a family catch-up at the end of the day.

Heading up to the second floor,  you are first greeted by a large den/office that is as sun-kissed as the living room below. A custom built-in desk would make working from home easy-peasy,  and newly built-in shelves elevate the style and function of the room. The oversized couch is deep and comfortable and happily faces a new 80” HD wall-mounted television. This is a space that will soon be everyone’s favourite retreat. 

On this floor, there are two sizeable bedrooms each with a dresser and a closet. One of the bedrooms is furnished with  2 twin beds, and the other with a daybed with a trundle. Both rooms have closets and dressers. Both sleeping quarters also lead to a light-filled sunroom with a beautiful deck overlooking the back garden. This sunroom can serve you as a morning yoga studio, a children’s playroom, or a home office – anything you can imagine. Completing the floor is a great 4-piece washroom with a single vanity. 

The third floor is the next stop on this luxurious tour, opening up to the primary sleeping sanctuary. The soaring ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows leading to a treetop deck show off this room’s grand proportions. And the vistas from this vantage point? A dream! This private oasis also boasts a large 6-piece washroom with double vanity, as well as a walk-in closet and dressing area!

The basement is a fantastic space for the family, furnished with a large recreation room set up with a pingpong table, musical instruments, and hundreds of books in the library.  There is an additional 3-piece washroom and a bedroom with a tv and large closet, making it the perfect solution for an overnight guest or a moody teen. Additionally, you will find a dedicated Swedish workout space, a wine cellar accommodating 100+ bottles, and a sizeable laundry room. (An extra freezer for any of those ridiculous Costco runs is also at your disposal.)

The back garden & outdoor space is truly the icing (and sprinkles AND cherry) on top of this delicious furnished offering!! The private, enclosed, multitiered garden offers canopies of mature trees, high above the street and river below. Dine alfresco, entertain under the stars, and enjoy an architectural masterpiece in the form of an extraordinary outbuilding. Inside you’ll find cosy seating, a bar, wood storage, and an open fire oven. Oh and did I mention two walls of glass open onto the patio? Further into the yard, the kids will adore the hidden treehouse and trampoline, while the adults can gather under the pergola with twinkle lights, or sit next to the stone-encased pond.

Without a shadow of a doubt, this home is a show-stopper.

Rounded out by a private drive and parking for three cars, this bucolic beauty – surrounded by nature and stunning vistas – is offered for lease at $8,500/month!

Ready to be blown away? Have questions or looking for more information? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Cynthia Rose – cynthia@urbaneer.com