At a time when Toronto - the City of Neighbourhoods - has exponentially exploded with hundreds of construction cranes building predominantly high-rise high-density towers, Buyers navigating the real estate market in the central core of the City are discovering the quest to secure the more rare detached turn-key family-friendly freehold Home is increasingly challenging. Especially if one desires a 'Forever Home' in a Triple-A neighbourhood with excellent transit, coveted schools, and everyday amenities within walking distance.
As a result, the Urbaneer Team has enormous pride and pleasure to present this dwelling of domestic bliss steps from Yonge & Eglinton - yet away from the fray and moments to beloved community-centric Eglinton Park - which we believe will check most, if not all, of your wishes, wants, and needs. Are you seeking an established neighbourhood where the values and belief of its residents complement your own? Do you require easy access to purveyors of culture and the arts, active-leisure amenities, and high-style retail, all of which make for a vibrant city life? Do you desire a quality contemporary Home with ample space for your laughing, barking brood? If you check-marked 'Yes' to these then you will find this latest offering immensely appealing.
Welcome to 130 Helendale Avenue!
This detached brick dwelling, constructed in 1985, has all the scale and proportion of similar vintage housing located in this desirable neighbourhood while offering more modern amenities to accommodate today's contemporary living. Its stellar accessible location in Midtown is steps from all your needs for every day life, promising an urbane lifestyle chock-full of convenience and choice. Plus, thanks to the imminent completion of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT - and one of its stops being situated just a convenient block away - your investment in a family-friendly dwelling of this calibre and location will inevitably be an intelligent decision.
A Triple AAA Community With Heart
Helendale Avenue is uber convenient - it's as simple as that! Situated just north of enviable Eglinton Avenue, and west of the crossroads of Yonge-Eglinton (and subway station), 130 Helendale Avenue is perfectly positioned to improve your immediate daily life - particularly when it comes to running errands, dining, or shopping. If you take a leisurely three-minute stroll to the bright lights of Yonge Street, which offers a mix of big box stores and bespoke boutiques, you could be knocking items off your shopping list lickety-split! Grocery day? The Yonge-Eglinton Centre is three blocks away, where you'll find a Metro grocer for all the usuals, but you can also pick up specialty items like the gourmet oils of Avolive and the sweet treats of Laura Secord! Looking for fare that has European flair? Just cross the street to Pascale's Gourmet - purveyors of fine Italian meat, cheese, and imported goods! Two blocks away at Helendale and Yonge, you'll find a Shopper's Drug Mart to take care of all your sundry needs, and, for housewares, there's Best Buy, West Elm, and Beddington's Bed & Bath - all in a row! Heck, yes!
For those who love to dine out regularly and sample a new type of cuisine every week, you'll be perpetually satiated in this neighbourhood! To name a few great spots, there's the Italian goodness of Grazie and La Vecchia, the food fusion at Banh Mi Boys, some lighter, French-inspired choices at La Bohème Café Patisserie, and HK Sweets and The Cupcake Shoppe to satisfy your sweet tooth. Just craving comfort food and cocktails? Stroll over to The Duke Of Kent! Need a caffeine fix? There's a Starbucks, an Aroma and a Tim Hortons - all less than a 5-minute groggy stumble from your front door!
If you're an early-morning-workout type, you know that there's nothing worse than rolling out of bed and then having to drive to the gym. Luckily, in the case of 130 Helendale Avenue, simply walk, jog or lunge your way to Body Harmonics Eglinton, Goodlife Fitness, or Pilates Bom - and those are just the offerings within three blocks! But you don't have to go to stay indoors to get valuable exercise...
No prime location would be complete without easy access to green space, and this house is just a block and a half east of Eglinton Park! This community destination affords a bunch of fab facilities to enjoy, including an indoor skating rink, indoor pool, outdoor pool, splash pad, two baseball diamonds, a soccer field, a playground - there’s something for everyone in the family! Slightly further away (but still under an 8-minute walk) is Lytton Park and the North Toronto Tennis Club. Just a 10-minute jaunt further you'll discover sprawling Sherwood Park, which spreads out over 40 acres, moving west from Bayview Avenue to Blythwood Road. The City of Toronto purchased the park in the early 1900s and it remains one of the biggest parks in Toronto - and one of our favourites!
And completing the trifecta for location is public transportation. You can be at Eglinton Subway Station (and connected to the rest of the city) in the blink of an eye, or hop on the soon-to-arrive Eglinton/Crosstown LRT, with the closest stop just a block away!
This family-friendly neighbourhood is a connected community boasting many great schools, which is of incredible value (both in terms of preserving and increasing your asset value and for simplifying life for parents). For the preschool crowd, The Bees Neez Nursery school is a hop-skip-and-jump away. Children in this catchment district can attend Allenby Junior for the early elementary grades, followed by Glenview Sr PS. For high school, students attend North Toronto Collegiate or Northern Secondary School which is highly reputable and right in the ‘hood!
Finally, what we find most surprising and desirable about this property is how it's just a stroll from Yonge & Eglinton, yet tree-lined Helendale Avenue is relatively quiet and almost feels suburban! Convenience AND serenity? Yes, please!!
A Midtown Manse Of Domestic Bliss
This home is special! From the inviting tiled entry foyer with mirrored coat closet (a perfect stowaway for outdoor coats and footwear) and convenient powder room, the main level is drenched in sunlight, features an intelligent well-proportioned layout, gleaming hardwood flooring, contemporary recessed lighting and boasts the always-desirable indoor/outdoor connection from the entertainment space to the lush landscaped garden. We love the sunken living room flooded with light from the two generous south-facing windows. A step up connects you to the spacious formal dining room where you can easily seat eight for dinner with room to spare.
The efficient kitchen - located in the centre of the dwelling - offers generous counter and storage space, and opens to the breakfast room overlooking the garden - a perfect spot for your morning cuppa! However, if your resident chef likes to embrace their culinary prowess with an audience, the space plan lends itself to opening the wall between the kitchen/breakfast zone and dining room and extending the kitchen cabinetry into the breakfast room to create an expansive family living zone with a generous island and bar seating (this wouldn't entail a complicated undertaking). From the dining area, double patio doors open on to a shaded terrace which then descends into a fully-fenced mature garden and deck area. This isn’t just a yard - it’s a lush and natural outdoor sanctuary that's not only easy to maintain, but the perfect space for kids to play within earshot - along with easy access to a barbecue!
Ascending the staircase to the upper-level landing, the intelligent-design radiates to three generous bedrooms, including a private master sanctuary with ample double custom closet storage space and an adjoining sun-drenched 5-piece ensuite with a deep soaker jet tub. Down the hall, there's a full 4-piece family bath with another deep soaker tub and two additional bedrooms, either of which could be easily utilized as work-from-home space. Another super-convenient feature is having the laundry on this level, which means having the crisp clean sheets (that we all adore) is easy-peasy!
This dwelling is further enhanced by a finished lower level which features 8-foot ceilings, which is rare to find in the vintage housing stock of the neighbourhood but standard in 1980s housing construction. This space can serve as a large family room with its cozy wood-burning fireplace, a great media centre given its bijou bar sink and beverage fridge - perfect for having snacks handy for family movie nights, or serve as ground zero for the entrepreneur in your household building their Live/Work Home business! A super convenient utility room with more storage space, and direct access to the built-in garage, makes it perfect for bringing in the groceries (or baby!) on those blustery days!
This home has been well-maintained and upgraded since the current owner purchased it in 2002. Within the last few years, the roof has been replaced and the interior has just been re-painted. Other recent improvements include a new (owned) hot water tank and second-floor ductless air conditioner, kitchen water filtration system, recessed lighting, water softener system and chimney liner, and more!
Featuring fairy-tale-rare built-in garage parking for one vehicle (additionally, the owner often parked her small car in the space in front of the garage), this family-ready residence represents a true rare-to-market opportunity in a phenomenal location for one fortunate buyer. Might this be the one for you and yours?
For more information or a private viewing, email James Ormston at firstname.lastname@example.org!SOLD