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2 Terrific Character Rentals In Playter Estates

2 Terrific Character Rentals In Playter Estates

Rent for: $1,850 & $2,150 Per Month + Hydro


For those who are seeking the best of the best, you know balancing your ideal property matrix of value, location and condition is no easy feat. Especially if you’re seeking to lease a character property in a stellar location and top drawer school district. If there were a property that could hit all these marks, this classic upgraded duplex, nestled in a Triple AAA urban setting, is an ideal contender! 

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This welcoming, stately semi-detached dwelling is located in one of Toronto's most sought-after neighbourhoods: Playter Estates. A host of amenities lies just steps away on The Danforth, waiting to serve you and yours. Boutique shops, cafes and purveyors of fresh produce dot the streets in full support of a pedestrian lifestyle. There is colour and conversation on every corner. Playter Estates is in proximity to a Loblaw's grocer which is open from 8am-10pm, plus there's a liquor store, Shoppers Drug Mart and organic Carrot Common! Plus with its origins as a Greek immigrant neighbourhood, there are plenty of amazing culinary destinations with excellent food. We love savoring brunch at Allen's On The Danforth or biting into perfectly cooked eggs at Mihali's Place. And when we need a java fix? Broadview Espresso. Auto free? There's a Zip Car and AutoShare on Broadview just south of The Danforth, and the Broadview and Chester subway stations are steps away offering easy public transport. Don't miss the vast green spaces like Withrow and Riverdale Parks offering respite and recreation, and for those with school-aged children, top-notch Jackman Avenue Junior Public School serving JK to Grade 6 offers a French Immersion program so highly coveted that only those living in its catchment area can attend.

Nestled in a neighbourhood of residences dating predominantly from the early 1900s, this urban neighbourhood breathes its own distinct character and vibe. It's comfortable, progressive and forward-thinking. Offering a village-feel where you can genuinely engage your neighbours, this Broadview Danforth location is rare to offer lease opportunities... let alone in a newly upgraded turn-key residence that's ready for immediate occupancy (July 1, 2015!)

The Garden Suite

The Garden Suite is a two-bedroom and den space (and easily an optional 3 bedroom suite) located on the main and lower levels. Combining modern family friendly conveniences with the charm of living in a century home, this suite has its own private entrance from the front covered porch. From the welcoming foyer, the living room is to the immediate right and connects to a formal well-proportioned dining room. There's a gleaming white kitchen with new stone counters and built-in dishwasher (a must for busy families!) located straight through from the foyer to the rear of the house, which connects to a bonus sun room leading to the back deck. This room easily provides extra storage potential or serve as a “mud room” to store your coats, boots or even bikes! A spacious private deck in the backyard is simply begging for backyard barbecues and dinners al fresco.

The living room, which faces the lovely streetscape, features a working wood-burning fireplace, painted floors and vintage pocket doors. In the past, this gracious large front room has functioned beautifully as a master bedroom for those requiring three bedrooms. A 3-piece washroom is also on the main level.

The lower level starts with a great carpeted den space perfect for a play area or a home office. The first of two bedrooms features a large window and spacious closet that spans the entire south wall!  The highlight of the second bedroom is the walk in closet with its built in shelving. A second full bath serves both these bedrooms, while a spacious utility room provides additional storage and ensuite laundry. Complete with one-car garage parking, this unique, spacious suite is offered for $2150 per month inclusive of gas heating, water and building insurance, plus contents insurance, cable and hydro (separately metered).

The Upper Suite

The Upper Suite is a bright airy enchanting space boasting two bedrooms, a sunroom, and a three-piece bath. Sharing the front covered porch with its own private entrance, this private retreat features a large principal room with a beautiful bay window overlooking the street’s enviable mature tree canopy. This space - with its painted wood floors - contains two of our favourite features of the suite: a stunning turn-of-the-century wood burning fireplace (it works!) and a charmingly retro chandelier. The scale and proportions of this principal room can easily accommodate a cozy seating area and a dining table.   

The two ample sized bedrooms have the desirable split bedroom floor plan which offers extra privacy. Each bedroom has its own closet, though note there's a bonus closet for extra storage in the living room and a linen closet in the hallway. The 3-piece washroom is centrally located in the hallway between the bedrooms and living areas. Along with a recently updated efficiently-designed kitchen with built-in dishwasher and stacked washer and dryer, there's a lovely sun-dappled enclosed porch wrapped in windows overlooking the garden. This space, with radiant heating, offers great utility for a variety of functions.

Including one-car garage parking, this Playter Estate's perch is offered for $1850 per month inclusive of gas heating, water and building insurance, plus contents insurance, cable and hydro (separately metered).

38 Browning  

Recently refreshed and professionally cleaned, both these heart-grabbing rentals are ready for immediate occupancy! Possessing oodles of charm, these lease opportunities offers an insouciant charm rare to find in rental accommodations! Top to bottom, this renovated home hits the mark! Note, the rear garden is available for both suites to use though the rear deck is the exclusive use of the Garden Suite. Also, the owner kindly requests the tenants share in the responsibility of snow removal, garbage pick up and garden maintenance.

Want to know more about these unique urban spaces and one of the Toronto's most coveted neighbourhoods?

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If you've never explored Playter Estates, check out our Neighborhood Page on Playter Estates, including our flavour video, the city census data on the area, plus several past blogs on its amenities! Or visit our other Neighbourhood Pages and see why we love Toronto's real estate diversity!