The Urbaneer team loves, loves, loves any property that offers versatility. We’re positively pinching ourselves over this detached vintage dwelling in the desirable Leslieville neighbourhood. Located on a quiet, tree lined street just a few minutes north of bustling Queen Street, this swel-elegant renovated residence features two fully self-contained suites boasting all the charm of yesteryear with contemporary fittings and finishes!
Welcome to 102 Curzon Street!
Leslieville's transition and revitalization from poverty to popular has been a topic of fascination by urban academics for the past forty years. I know this from my own contribution to the research in the mid 1980s when I wrote an Urban Studies Thesis funded by The Ministry of Municipal Affairs called "Gentrification: Yuppie Porn in South Riverdale". The thesis, which included a comprehensive review of past research exploring the migration of middle class households into this working class neighbourhood, also explored my early fascination with housing as a symbol of self. Some might say this neighbourhood is where urbaneer.com has its roots.
Occurring simultaneously with the conversion of old industrial warehouses along Carlaw Avenue into loft condominiums, and the redevelopment of a number of former commercial and industrial sites into modern mid-rise condominiums, a lot of the modest row, semi-detached and detached brick and frame housing stock once occupied by Anglo working-class and Asian immigrants have been upgraded and renovated into luxury property over the past 2 decades. This transition has offered a range of market-housing options for buyers, while intensifying the neighbourhood fabric which creates the higher density necessary to support the creative, thriving entrepreneurial commerce on main streets like Gerrard Street East, and Queen Street East which has emerged into one of the City's hippest destinations.
For those who desire a neighbourhood village setting, you'll love all the amenities Leslieville has to offer, including loads of restaurants and shoppes within easy walking distance. Kick off your leisurely weekend mornings with a visit to Te Aro Café, where you can nosh on a fabulous croissant while you restock your supply of Pilot Coffee Roasters coffee. Nearby Queen Margarita Pizza is quickly establishing itself as a Toronto institution (four locations and counting!), and we're sure that after one bite of their namesake pie, you'll know what all of the fuss is about! Have a sweet tooth? Bobbette and Belle's pastries offer the perfect excuse to pop over and introduce yourself to your new neighbours; sharing these tasty treats will make you the most popular house on the block!
Whether you intend to use this property as a residence with supplementary income, a multi-generational home, or as a rental investment, the life of its occupants will only be made better with easy access to green space. Greenwood Park - a 6.2 acre urban oasis located between Gerrard and Dundas Streets and the beating heart of this vibrant family-focused community - is just a three minute walk away! The impressive facilities include two baseball diamonds, a splash pad to help little ones beat the heat, and a community garden for those with a taste for urban farming. Dog lovers will rejoice when they see the spacious off leash area - perfect for meeting your neighbours while your furry family members burn off some energy! Residents of this community can embrace the cold crisp weather of Winter by taking a skate around one of the two ice rinks! This is also an ideal location for nature, water and fitness lovers; this property is just a short stroll, bike, or blade away from the sanctuary of the Leslie Spit and the recreation of the Beach. Imagine, a location with accessible cardio cleansing, contemplation, and day dreaming just steps from your door!
Taking transit is also a breeze with the Queen streetcar right at the end of the street! Being a main transit artery into downtown, whisk east to The Beach, or west towards The Distillery District, The St. Lawrence Market, The Financial District or The Entertainment District ... anywhere you need to go! And of course at Yonge Street the streetcar connects to the subway, making it super handy!
102 Curzon Street offers a savvy buyer the chance to tailor an investment opportunity to suit their financial needs. At its core, the home offers two unique suites that have been renovated with a contemporary flair while preserving some of their vintage character. The Ground Floor 1bed 1bath Suite boasts high ceilings, a charming sun-drenched bay window, and a modern eat-in kitchen with a walk-out to the garden, making this an ideal set-up for indoor/outdoor entertaining! Featuring stainless steel appliances, classic modern subway tiles, and quality wood laminate floors this space marries clean lines and contemporary finishes within the shell of a classic Victorian home!
The Upper is a 2level 2bed 2bath Suite. Rising from the front foyer up the vintage stair with classic newel posts, the second level features a generous living room overlooking the front garden, and a well-proportioned kitchen-diner with a gleaming stainless steel appliance suite and the character of exposed original brick! The first of two bedrooms and a four-piece washroom is situated at the rear of this floor. Up to the third level is a lofty attic retreat, with character dormer windows, a sweet Juliette balcony, and a stylish ensuite with indulgent soaking tub. It's dreamy!
Having an unfinished basement for all your storage needs, a private backyard with charming stone walkway and BBQ patio, and a classic front porch perfect for wine-o-clock, 102 Curzon Street offers the ideal unique urban spaces for the next buyer. Marrying great design, generous square footage and a Triple AAA location, whether you're seeking an income investment, a residence with an income supplement, or a secondary suite as a work space or in-law accommodations, this flexible investment is a stellar opportunity!
Want to see more? Take a 3D tour of both suites!
Have questions? Contact Steve@urbaneer.com for more info!
Want to know more about the surrounding area? Here's our Neighbourhood Page on Leslieville featuring our flavour video, city census data on the area plus past blogs! And here's our other Neighbourhood Pages in the central part of Toronto!
*Presented with the permission of our colleagues at Right At Home Realty Inc., Brokerage.Book Appointment