Are you seeking a Forever Home in a family-friendly neighbourhood?
For those who seek the ideal trifecta of space, style, and move-in condition, you know that it's no easy feat to find a property that balances your wishes, wants, and needs within budget. Marry that with the desire to have it located in a nurturing family neighbourhood alongside like-minded people, and the offerings are even more rare. However if there were a Home that could hit all these marks, this dynamic dwelling tucked away in the enriching Upper Beach community could be your ideal contender!
Welcome to 128 Golfview Avenue in the Upper Beach!
The Upper Beach
This central East End neighbourhood in the original City of Toronto is renowned as a charming, relaxed, and community-centric pocket free of pretense. Beyond the clamour and bustle of higher density urban neighbourhoods, it still possesses all the amenities essential to daily life and is situated within proximity to the central east end's fantastic entertainment areas - The Danforth to the north, Queen Street East to the south, and Little India on Gerrard to the west.
Speaking of the essentials, running errands is quick and easy when you live in this 'hood. Sobeys, Metro, Shoppers Drug Mart, IDA Pharmacy, the LCBO and Canadian Tire are all within walking distance. There are florists and bakeries galore nearby by on Danforth Avenue.
Your go-to brunch spot could be Bodega Henriette, right up the road. A quick stroll up to Danforth Ave will get you to a broad selection of bars, bistros, cafes and restaurants. Fancy a treat while out doing errands? Walk up to Carter’s Ice Cream window for premium ice cream. Gastropub Local 1794 offers a quality selection of craft beer, long wine list and made from scratch comfort foods. Fine Italian dining is available at Trecce. You can sip a rainbow latte on the patio at East Toronto Coffee Co. For a unique evening outing, head over to the Shamrock Bowl and Restobar, where you can bowl and dine on upscale food.
You are a short walk away from Little India and the Gerrard India Bazaar, with loads of textile and apparel shops, along with incredible South Asian food.
There is something utterly soul-soothing about being able to be surrounded by great green space in a jiffy. 128 Golfview Avenue is lucky to be nestled amongst a number of lovely parks and natural oases you can reach quickly and easily! Right up the road is Cassels Avenue Park, which has an awesome playground, a splash pad, and a cool dog park. A couple of the ravine parks that comprise the Smalls Creek Ravine system are within walking distance as well, if you like an urban hike; Williamson Park Ravine or the west end of Merrill Bridge Road Park are both great for nature walks. Moreover, the east portion of Merrill Bridge offers wide open green space and another great dog park! The Beaches to the south-east makes for a great cycling destination or afternoon outing. You'll find tranquil, natural beauty in gems like Kew Gardens, the boardwalk, and Ashbridges Bay. Settle with a book or a picnic under mature trees, a park bench, or on the warm sand - the choice is yours!
One of the most important neighbourhood amenities that will preserve and grow your home’s asset value is proximity to good schools. There are a number of notables in this neighbourhood, including Norway Junior PS for JK- Grade 6, just a 2-minute walk away. Alternatively, if you’d prefer to stay in the same school for both primary and middle schools, consider Bowmore Road Jr and Sr School. For High School, Monarch Park CI is walkable as well, and has some top-notch facilities.
While the walking life in this neighbourhood is lovely, when you have further to travel, there are nearby public transit options to make the trip quick and convenient. Getting from point A to point B (or anywhere in the downtown core, really) is an easy ride on the TTC, starting with the 506 Carlton streetcar stop right at the end of the block, or the 503 Kingston Road streetcar which is just an 8 minute walk south!
Crisp & Contemporary Family Living
Approaching this detached 3bed, 2bath family home on Golfview Avenue, it's clear there is a strong pride of ownership here; much care and attention has gone into landscaping, making this dwell even more winsome and welcoming! Climbing the artful stone steps lined with manicured gardens, one is first met with a beautiful enclosed porch with built-in storage. It's not only the perfect all-weather perch to sit and admire the streetscape, but it also provides an extra level of protection and peace of mind in a time when COVID-19 presents concerns of safety and social distancing. It's a great place for package and pizza deliveries without strangers crossing your threshold.
Beyond the front door, a welcoming foyer lined with ceramic tile provides an elegant transition into a spacious gracious entertainment zone where contemporary, quality appointments abound. We love the expansive front and bay windows which bathe the space in natural light, illuminating the warm wood floors, white trim, and glass stair panels that make this classic contemporary home shine.
Love to host and gather loved ones nearby? The open plan living and dining zones are well-proportioned, accommodating a range of large furnishings in different configurations - whether that be sectional seating or a dining table for eight. Just beyond is the smartly renovated chef's kitchen. If you're an avid cook or resident chef, you'll instantly gravitate to this intelligently-designed culinary workspace which is elevated by clean-lined shaker-style cabinetry, stone counters, stainless steel appliances (including an artful range hood), and a generous island that serves as both extra prep space and a breakfast bar. At the rear, a wall of windows and double sliding glass doors open to a generous new deck; here you'll find spaces for lounging, dining al fresco, creating the ultimate urban oasis. Can you imagine hosting summer barbecues with the double doors open wide?! We particularly love the deep fenced lot; where the lush landscape stretches back to a handy storage shed and children's playset with lots of space for family activities in between!
Making your way to the second level via the modern glass-railed staircase, you'll find three bright family-sized bedrooms, all featuring ample storage and soft broadloom underfoot. The Master bedroom in particular boasts soaring vaulted ceilings and a wall of contemporary built-ins that are ready to accomodate any size wardrobe! The bedrooms share a superb 4-piece bathroom accented with contrasting tile and offering a large shower room with soaker tub. On the third level is a loft that holds possibility for a great child's play space or a hideaway for seasonal or extra storage!
Descending to the lower level, you'll discover a fully finished basement that's ideal for a multitude of uses. The space has been thoughtfully configured, split into a cozy media room, a home office, a large laundry closet, and a convenient 3-piece washroom.
Updated and well-maintained, this fab family home - with convenient legal licenced front pad parking space - is perfect for those seeking a turnkey 'unpack and enjoy' residence. It's rare to find a property that offers the intangible beauty of scale, proportion, and light, nestled in a picturesque community!
Might it be 'the one' for you, and yours?
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