For those who are seeking a rental which offers the ideal trifecta of location, style and value, you know finding a space which balances your wishes, wants and needs is no easy feat. Especially if you’re seeking to lease a space in the centre of the city that has some personality instead of all that ubiquitous big box blandness. If there were a property that could hit all these marks, this main level suite in a 2unit bungalow in a Triple AAA urban setting is an ideal contender!
Welcome to 1001 Dovercourt Road, Main Floor!
Neighbourhoods are multi-layered; history, culture, geography and time all play a role in the formation of the layers that combine to promote a distinctive vibe. This describes Dovercourt Village to a “T”, where there is an intermingling of cultural communities, that vary from your vantage point - literally from corner to corner and street to street, within its’ boundaries of Bloor, Geary, Ossington and Dufferin Streets.
Founded in the 1870s, the first residents were originally poor immigrants from England living in dozens of small cottages. In fact, this dwelling may very well have its roots as one of these dwellings. Annexed by the old City of Toronto in 1912, which resulted in city services being extended to the neighbourhood and helped stimulate its growth and development, the neighbourhood contains a mixture of land-uses. The main thoroughfare of Bloor Street consists almost exclusively of mixed-use residential and commercial buildings - known as Bloorcourt Village - where the Business Improvement Association posts its street lamp banners on Bloor between Dufferin and Montrose, and The Globe And Mail recently featured in their series called Neighbourhood Watch: Why Bloorcourt Is One Of Toronto’s Most Diverse Places To Live. Be sure to check out some of our favourite food purveyors in the 'hood; spice up your life at La Tortilleria, bank some serious snack time at Field Trip Cafe, or take a load off at The Common!
Businesses on Dovercourt and Hallam, centred on the intersection of Dovercourt Road and Hallam Street - right smack dab in the centre of where this dwelling is located - also have their own BIA called the 'Dovercourt Village'. The boundaries stretch from Dupont south to Shanly and east-west from Salem to Ossington Avenue. This neighbourhood village has some terrific amenities, including a laundromat (for when you want to wash your large duvet or beach blanket), the very charming Hub Coffee House and Cafe, and several grocers who also sell fresh flowers for indoors and out. For those who commute by public transit, the house is right on the 161 Rogers Road bus route (offering accessible service and bike racks) that goes north and south from the Ossington Station on the Bloor-Danforth Subway line. Think about it... from your front window you can see the bus coming south to the subway station in a blizzard! Need a car occasionally? There's an Enterprise Car Rental Service just steps south at 947 Dovercourt Road.
To the north, between Dupont and Davenport on Geary Avenue, is an emerging post-industrial re-development. Limited manufacturing remains, although some warehouse and light automotive industries still exist. While the Canadian Pacific Railway operates a main line between the two thoroughfares, a large amount of former industrial space has been converted into more contemporary uses like art galleries and coffee shops. Last year it was called Toronto's 'Williamsburg' (à la 2 Broke Girls) by the website Torontoist, in a piece called Is Dovercourt Village Toronto’s Next Big Thing?
What’s your shopping style? Mall or cute boutique? You’ve not only got ample choice for all of these - but you’ve got convenient access as well. Within a 12-minute stroll is Dufferin Mall and it's even sooner to Bloor Street. Looking to grab a bite or meet with friends for coffee, drinks or a hang-out? No need to make plans - just wander out your front door south to Bloor Street with its selection of eclectic eateries, not to mention some stellar 'buy local' produce and butcher shops.
Been a while since you spent an afternoon hanging out in library? This one is well worth your afternoon (and a few more). The Gladstone Library, is not only chock-full of reading and multimedia material, family and community programming, it’s a visual marvel as well, after its recent $119 million renovation. Loads of natural light, free Wi-Fi, comfy chairs and snacks? Throw in a good book, and it sounds heavenly.
Is fitness and contemplation part of your everyday life? Just steps away on Bartlett is Dovercourt Park - a 2.4 hectare park featuring a lit ball diamond, two outdoor tennis courts, a wading pool and two children's playgrounds. Located at the north east corner of the park is the Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club. Looking for a seasonal organic market? You're in proximity to Dufferin Grove Park, a vast green space that also boasts an ice skating rink, playgrounds and picnic areas. In fact, you can even stay connected while you’re there (Wi-Fi!) or use the community pizza oven! Plus there are loads of other inventive activities that take place throughout the year organized by the ‘Friends of Dufferin Grove Park’.
The Main Level Suite is a two-bedroom space which combines modern conveniences with the California charm of a sun-splashed bungalow. Having its own private entrance from the covered street porch, from the front door the two bedrooms are sequentially aligned - one drenched in light from a vaulted skylight and west-facing window - the other muted with indirect light for those who prefer their sleeping sanctuaries cozy. Oriented to the rear garden, a welcoming living room with great proportions connects to a generous eat-in kitchen diner with plank-style floors, a bead board ceiling and stainless steel appliances (including gas cooking!). An oversized spa washroom with loads of natural light featuring a soaking tub is located at the rear. Have you always craved a garden? A glass-wrapped walkway connects to a lush landscaped back yard with pond, where at the rear is a private decked pavillion ideal for backyard barbecues and dinners al fresco. This private outdoor oasis is shared with the lower level tenant.
This unique, spacious suite is offered for $2850 per month + 60% of the gas and hydro for the dwelling (to a maximum of $210 monthly); inclusive of water, building insurance and property taxes; and exclusive of contents insurance, cable and communication expenses.
Recently refreshed, this heart-grabbing rental is ready for an April 2020 occupancy! Possessing oodles of charm and recently updated with fresh paint, new recessed lighting and kitchen flooring, this lease opportunity 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. Also, the owner kindly requests the tenants share in the responsibility of snow removal, and garbage pick up.
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