There is an old saying that variety is the spice of life. When it comes to property, this translates to character, charm and choice. Variety also gives texture to the backdrop on which you live your life. Enter Roncesvalles Village, where there is European flavour, a young professional vibe, and a culture that supports and celebrates family life.
While Roncesvalles Village traditionally was the hub of the Polish community in Toronto, today the Polish-speaking restaurants and delicatessens are interspersed with funky entrepreneurial merchants in this vibrant enclave and some amazing cafes. Tree-lined streets unfold with a charming mix of Victorian and Edwardian working and merchant class housing that includes row, semi and detached homes. We adore the bucolic calm that pervades the neighbourhood, interspersed with the chatter of children playing.
Sorauren Park - just steps away from this property - is a community hot spot that offer activities for people of all ages, interests and abilities. An outdoor skating rink offers old-fashioned fun in the winter. Ample green space with soccer pitches, baseball diamonds and tennis courts offer organized fun, as well as enough room to simply to run and play. Plus it's also just east of High Park, which offers urban respite into nature, with abundant green space and trees, a children’s garden and the High Park Zoo - all opportunities for learning about life while living it.
All the necessities for family life to flourish are nearby. There is representation from numerous school boards, with reputable elementary and high schools (including public and separate school boards, private schools) offering instruction in both English and French (as well as French Immersion programs). There are libraries, day cares, churches and outdoor pools.
Welcome to 212 Macdonell Avenue.
From the moment you enter the front door, you feel the good vibes! Retaining its original space plan, we love the gracious hall from which the home radiates (especially the gorgeous staircase and newel post!). Featuring character details like high baseboards and plaster walls, we adore the elegant Edwardian drawing room with its wood floors and French door detail. The well-proportioned dining room, connecting to the renovated family kitchen, creates a harmonious zone for entertaining. We covet the stainless steel appliances featuring gas cooking, the shaker cabinets and the vintage furniture which serves as the centre island! At the rear, a sun-filled porch becomes the perfect place to transition between inside and out, with its walk-out to the garden deck.
On the second level - with its centre hall plan - are three bedrooms plus a vintage-styled 4-piece washroom. Sun-drenched, we adore the breadth of the master bedroom with its two sunny windows, the wood floors, and the gracious proportions. Yuppers, this sleeping level is a heart-grabber! In the lower level a visually-arresting media room with stylish office can serve as guest quarters, with its renovated 3-piece washroom and walk-in closet. There's also a generous utility/storage room. How amazing is that?
This special property has been upgraded with loving care. The comprehensive list of recent improvements include: flat roof (2013), front porch roof (2012), sunroom roof (2007), all new windows except 2, new aluminum eaves / downspouts (2013), foam insulation under floor of sunroom / master bedroom exterior walls, 2nd floor washroom fitted with sound insulation, acoustic sound proofing material in living room, water filter, interconnected smoke detectors, central vac with 2 hose kits, multi-media ports (coaxial, Cat-5, speaker cable) throughout, Thermo-Hygrometer monitors and displays indoor-outdoor temperature and humidity, Programmable Digital Thermostat, digital switches on main floor, dimmer switches throughout, central A/C and owned 60-litre hot water tank, mid-efficiency Rheen 2-stage 80 percent down flow forced air gas furnace (2004), upgraded plumbing and electrical throughout, thermostatic shower in basement. Temperature controlled shower faucet 2nd floor, 2 low-flow toilets,
We love a gorgeous garden! Boasting a square cut flagstone patio, enclosed fenced backyard with sliding gates for driveway, and perennial gardens in the front and back, this How brilliant is that?
Gracious and well-loved, this magical Roncesvalles residence is ready for occupancy in 45 to 60 days.
Is Roncesvalles Village the neighbourhood for you? Check out our Neighbouhood Page on Roncesvalles Village including a great flavour video, the city census profiles, plus several of our blogs on local amenities! Or check out our other Neighbourhood Pages!
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