Kiss Me Cabbagetown

offered at $669,000


For urban dwellers, there is untold value, in terms of richness of lifestyle, placed on location and on proximity to amenities. While it may be hard to assign value to such virtues, we can supply an address:

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Welcome to 377 Ontario Street.

Located just south of Gerrard, two blocks east of Parliament, this row house with alluring character is a hop, skip and a jump to Cabbagetown’s village shoppes on Parliament, with its dynamic collection of retail, grocers, cafes, a liquor store and even a charming very comfortable Starbucks! Some of the Sellers’ favourite destinations include Jet Fuel, F’amelia, Le Petit Dejeuner, The Fair Trade Jewelry Company and Mi Casa.

It’s a short stroll to the Riverdale Farm, to check out the animals or view outdoor movies in the park during the summer months. Allan Gardens at Gerrard and Sherbourne, one of the oldest parks in the city, has a magical conservatory, a playground and two fenced off-leash areas for dogs. This is a terrific outdoor destination.

The property is also just up the street from the Dundas Streetcar which will whisk you to the Yonge Street subway, or the Sherbourne bus which will take you north to the Sherbourne subway. Just three and a half major blocks east of Yonge Street, this is a super-central location for the pro-urbanite. How amazing is that?

For years South Cabbagetown was considered a marginal location but things are a-changing, and there is something divinely satisfying about sitting on the cusp of change, with a prime view of the future.

Located east of Sherbourne and south of Gerrard, all the way down to the other revitalizing neighbourhood called ‘Corktown’, this pocket of Victorian and infill housing have long been wrapped by the social housing ‘projects’ of Moss Park and Regent Park to the east, and have at times, suffered from a geographically tarnished reputation. Prospective residents have long faced a dilemma: succumb to a reputation that may no longer be valid as things change, or face forward in an evolving neighbourhood with the extra draw of affordable prices?

Regent Park, a 69-acre site, has been undergoing a substantial transformation into a new mixed social and market housing redevelopment that restores the original street patterns, provides commercial and retail services, and a recreation-centric green space to serve the community. Originally built 60 years ago as Canada’s first social housing project, Regent Park, owned and managed by Toronto Community Housing (TCH), has been demolishing and rebuilding the entire community since 2005 in six phases over a 12-year, $1-billion plan.

As these new market condominium and townhomes take occupancy, one can feel the synergy of the revitalization taking root, with a whole new urban community being born. The arrival of this has spurned even more renovation to the area housing stock, with gentrification well on its way in a fresh contemporary Big City vibe.

Walking through the door at this home is like sliding into conversation with an old friend. Familiar, but always interesting. This house has undergone extensive renovations. The main floor has an open concept living/dining room with hardwood floor throughout, perfect for entertaining. The kitchen is modern and sharp, with stainless steel appliances and concrete countertops. The back garden provides a summer respite, a patio perfect for enjoying the most gentle of our seasons.

The upper level has three spacious bedrooms. The master bedroom boasts large his/her double closets.  The 4-piece bathroom has been recently renovated, and has a stylish marble floor and shower.

There is also private secure parking via the rear lane.

This particular dwell embodies much of the refreshing sentiment of this neighbourhood. It is inviting and uniquely promising.  Intrigued?

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