The other evening I connected with my landscape architect Dan Nuttall to discuss the future gardens at my newest acquisition --> a 1960's purpose-built legal duplex in Riverdale which will soon be making its debut on the site as my next redevelopment project, on the heels of The Tales Of Upper Hillsborough rebuild - which is still in progress - and my other recent past projects Renovating The Movie House Loft and Rejuvenating The Button Factory.
Yes, I'm a realtor who LOVES embarking on substantial renovations, rejuvenations, and restorations. After pioneering the Innovative Space marketplace back in the 1990s - where I was part of a development team who completed over $50million in both new construction and adaptive reuse conversions - I actively engage in transforming properties into high style residences. It's part of my forte as someone with a 'healthy obsession with housing".
Incidentally, have you seen my site Houseporn.ca?
When Dan's in Toronto he stays in his Moss Park residence, which is located in one of the downtown east's transforming neighbourhoods. Abutting Corktown to the south and Cabbagetown to the north, we love strolling through these neighbourhoods to witness their evolution. They're in the throes of a massive rejuvenation, such that the landscape - and amenities - are undergoing a rebirth. It's phenomenal. Here's a recent post called Why Toronto's East Side Has Historically Been Cheaper which offers more insights.
Although our intent was to go to the Distillery District for a bite, I was utterly charmed to discovered Weezies on King Street East in Corktown. I love a storefront setting, which tends to be more intimate, entrepreneurial, and hopefully, engaging.
Weezies is relaxed. The food is delicious, good quality and carefully prepared. It's mostly French bistro inspired, with a constantly changing menu. With our martini and beer, we savoured a shrimp salad, west coast halibut, and their elevated mac and cheese. The mac and cheese was savoury bliss, so much so that I felt compelled to take a second order home!
In my opinion, this should be your next culinary destination!
354 King Street East
call for reservations Tuesday – Saturday
5:30pm – 10:00pm
Want to know about another great spot in the area?
Have a look at this concrete 'n cool one bedroom and den loft condo on King Street East offered at $387,500 --> A Royal Box On King Street East in Corktown. It's the ultimate unique urban space!
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~ Steven and the urbaneer team