Oh So Sweet O’Hara In Parkdale

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For those seeking rental accommodations steeped in unique character which also happens to strike an ideal balance between value, location, and condition, we know how challenging it can be. Sometimes the hunt drags on for so long in your quest for ‘the one’, that you begin questioning whether it actually exists!

Fortunately your search may be over. If you’re seeking a spacious, contemporary abode with a serious ‘wow factor’ that’s situated in a ‘hood filled with all the urban dweller essentials and amenities, this spectacular turn-key suite in a renovated detached Victorian legal triplex – just steps to Queen West in Parkdale – is a winning combination worth considering!

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Welcome to 84 O’Hara Avenue!

Located in the neighbourhood of Parkdale, on the central west side of downtown, 84 O’Hara Avenue is surrounded by an eclectic mix of amenities. Just a 5-minute stroll from Queen Street West, this dynamic area offers loads of local choice for wining, dining and shopping. How about an evening out to sample some libations? The Parkdale Drink is just up the road from your front door. But for solids – sweet or savoury – check out legendary local patisserie – The Tempered Room. Delish! We also highly recommend Local Kitchen and Wine Bar for truly superb grassroots ‘farm-to-table’ dining. They also hold pasta-making classes if you’re looking for a way to get your household interested in more than the microwave! And for the best meal of the week – Sunday brunch – it has to be Mitzi’s Cafe! We guarantee they’ll quickly become your new favorite (all day!) brunch spot! And did we mention these are each just minutes by foot from O’Hara Avenue? Priceless!

For those who value a walking life, Roncesvalles and Queen West make great destinations for daily errands or for an afternoon adventure; there’s always something new to discover! With sundry shopping, like a Shoppers Drug Mart and a LCBO just a short walk away, you can also complete your errands lickety-split if you’re keen to stay home and nest. For a village life, head to Roncesvalles for the organic butcher, baker, florist and vegetable monger, or catch a flick at the Revue Cinema, offering both mainstream blockbusters and ‘I’ve-never-heard-of-that’ indies. And if you’re keen to integrate wellness into your daily life, check out the highly-rated Boomerang Pilates and Wellness Studio – which Urbaneer’s Steve Fudge has been attending for several years!

No urban lifestyle is truly complete without quality available green space in your ‘hood. 87 O’Hara is less than a 10-minute walk from Sorauren Park, where there is endless leisure and outdoor opportunity. There is the Farmer’s Market, fieldhouse, playground and ice rink for outdoor exercise in the winter. Just west is expansive High Park, opened to the public in 1876 and having nearly 400 acres of space, of which one third remains in a natural state, with a rare oak savannah ecology. It features the bucolic Grenadier Pond, numerous picnic areas, hiking trails, an off-leash park, tennis courts, baseball diamonds and soccer fields plus the Jamie Bell Adventure Playground, which is a large, unique play area designed in part by children. This is the destination of choice for Spring Cherry Blossoms, Shakespeare In The Park, or tobogganing in winter with the kids!

Also about a 10-minute walk away is the Parkdale Branch of the Toronto Library, where there is in addition to an impressive book and media collection, lots of programs for the whole family. Another must-have amenity? Access to public transit is a hop skip and a jump away on Queen Street West 501 Streetcar.

This second-floor suite is ideal for those who desire an airy perch. Bright and enchanting, this stylish suite featuring crisp white walls, warm wood floors, and high ceilings has the added benefit of multiple larger windows that let the sun stream in, making this perfection for Vitamin D lovers. It’s also a brilliant space for hosting friends and family. The living and dining zones are generous and well-proportioned, and the contemporary chef’s kitchen with stone counters, sleek white cabinetry and stainless steel appliances enhance the joy in preparing your culinary creations. What do I especially appreciate? It’s the sun-kissed balcony located conveniently opposite the kiitchen, making it ideal for dining al fresco while enjoying the sunset.

Offering two ample sized bedrooms – in the desirable split bedroom floor plan – this rental is well-suited to those who desire privacy in their sleeping sanctuaries. The Master bedroom suite with a large closet and luxe ensuite bath can easily accommodate a king-sized bed, while the second bedroom is equally welcoming with a picturesque bay window overlooking the tree lined street. To top it off, like a cherry on a sundae, the suite has a convenient laundry room outfitted with full capacity washer/dryer and storage for all your laundry essentials.

Including one-car parking, this Parkdale residence is offered for $3400 per month plus heat and hydro (water, waste, and building insurance are included). Recently – and substantially – renovated to a quality calibre in comfort systems and fittings, this heart-grabbing rental is a dream come true for those seeking an alternative to high-rise living! Also, the owner kindly requests the tenants share in the responsibility of snow removal on the stairs and path leading to the parking pad.

For those seeking an ‘unpack and enjoy’ residence, this heart-grabber offers the intangible beauty of scale, proportion and light in a Triple AAA location. Contact monika@urbaneer.com for more info!