The factors that create that sense of 'Home' are many. There is the physical dwelling itself - what it looks like and how it supports your self-expression through your personal taste and decor. Then there is its location - the spirit of the community and the opportunities afforded for engaging social and leisure activities. And, of course, there is the convenience of proximity to daily amenities - like schools, shopping and transit - that simplify your life so you can spend more time with those who you love!
Tucked into Toronto's lakeside Swansea neighbourhood, which boasts a plethora of urban recreational amenities, this terrific townhouse is best-suited to those looking to embrace the urban village life, all within steps to resplendent High Park and Lake Ontario!
Welcome to 93 The Queensway, Townhouse 25!
Sitting Pretty In Swansea
Living a good urban life means enjoying the convenience of a connected city and the ease of super-accessible resources and essential amenities. After all, fewer hours spent running errands inevitably translates to more time spent with those you love! Living on the Queensway in Toronto's Swansea neighbourhood, you’ll appreciate having a Metro grocer, Sobey’s, an LCBO, and Shoppers Drug Mart just a short distance away!
Don't feel like cooking? Why not bypass Uber Eats and go straight to the source; here are a few great restaurant choices in the 'hood! Head over to the Rustic Social House to partake in their Chef’s table for a fun dining experience or for a solid brunch. There are some great Italian choices nearby as well, like Eden Trattoria and La Vecchia Ristorante! Maybe you're just looking for a snack or a platter for a party? Try the famous Cheese Boutique!
These days, having access to quality outdoor space is an absolute must. The beauty of this location is that you are close to a plethora of parks and green spaces - probably more so than anywhere else in the city! It’s a well-known fact that being able to frequent the waterfront and serene green space is beneficial to mental and physical health. You’re right near Sunnyside Park; once home to the Sunnyside Amusement Park, Sunnyside Boardwalk in its current iteration is still a hub for leisure. There's a sandy beach that's ideal for summertime lounging, and the nearby boardwalk provides a great opportunity for a stroll or a bike. It’s also a great location for people watching as you pull up a seat at one of the waterfront patios or cafes!
On the east side of Sunnyside Park is the Sunnyside Pavilion and Sunnyside Gus Ryder Pool, while to the west is the Sir Casimir Gzowski Park with a great playground. In either direction, you’ve got great leisure opportunities! Also close by is both Rennie Park, and then, of course, Toronto's famous High Park! Activities and attractions there include the High Park Zoo, hiking, biking, dog park, playgrounds, picnicking, lush and varied vegetation, and a year-round roster of fun events and activities.
Living at this address means that you can get around town easily too. The Gardiner Expressway is a hop skip and a jump away, as is quick and easy access to transit lines: both the Queen Street 501 and 301 streetcar lines, as well as the 77 Swansea bus that will take you north to Runnymede station.
Another asset-boosting amenity is having good schools in your neighbourhood. Even if you don’t have a need for schools yourself, having close proximity is becoming more and more desirable among buyers, which will help you get top dollar when you go to sell. For grades JK- Grade 8, your local school is the notable Swansea PS, with a history in the community dating back over a hundred years. They offer excellent programming in both English and French. For High School, kids will head to Humberside CI. In addition to offering excellent, enriching education, this school encourages its students to be caring and active citizens in the community.
Windermere By The Lake
Tucked away in the growing community of Queensway neighbourhood, which is rich with community history and boasts a plethora of urban amenities, this terrific townhouse is best suited to those looking to embrace the urban village of Toronto.
For over 100 years, the Stelco Swansea Works was a landmark industrial site for the Village of Swansea and the City of Toronto. The Dominion Bolt and Nut Company established a factory adjacent to the railway in 1882. In 1910 four other Canadian steelworks companies joined to form the Steel Company of Canada (Stelco). The Stelco Swansea Works continued to produce a wide range of steel fasteners, among other items before closing in 1990. The Stelco plant employed over 500 people, playing an important role in village life, housing, early post office, funding sports teams and education for the area.
The Stelco buildings were demolished in 2003 to make way for the present residential development: Windermere By The Lake, which was completed in 2007 by Cresford Developments. Comprised of townhouses and a single 27-floor condominium tower comprising 306 suites ranging from 505 to 2152 square feet, this development is located on 12 acres of land that extends east to west from Ellis Avenue to South Kingsway. All the tower suites enjoy spectacular views of the city, Lake Ontario, the Humber River, Grenadier Pond, and High Park, but it's the townhomes that benefit from access to the Queensway, the Windermere By The Lake amenities, plus the convenience of having your own front door - no elevators involved! Amenities include a 24-hour concierge, fitness centre, indoor swimming pool, sauna, party room, guest suites, and visitor parking.
This unique pet-friendly address makes it possible to enjoy a short stroll to both High Park as well as Sunnyside Beach and Park. It is a perfect spot for anyone who enjoys the outdoors, while still living within reach of Toronto’s High Park-Swansea neighbourhood.
Terrific Townhouse 25
This dwelling offers an impressive 971 square feet (as per MPAC) of intelligently designed space! Entering into a ground-level foyer with handy coat hooks and storage boxes for seasonal clothing storage, a flight of stairs will then bring you into the heart of the home: a bright living space with gleaming wood floors! The spacious entertainment area boasts large north-facing windows that flood the space with natural light. We love the abundant storage, convenient main-floor washroom with shower, and the efficient well-proportioned open plan which allows for simultaneous activities and conversations. The upgraded U-shaped kitchen features contemporary cabinetry with modern hardware, quartz countertops with a waterfall edge, as well as recent stainless steel appliances and updated light fixtures! Thoughtfully designed, we love the vista overlooking High Park - How amazing is that?!
Proceeding up the stairs, the next level are home to two bright spacious bedrooms, both with double closets, plus a family 4-piece bath with updated vanity and fittings, while the top-level accesses the stacked laundry/utiltity zone (how great not to hear the dryer operating outside the bedrooms when one is napping) and a sun-drenched roof terrace with storage bay for your outdoor items! Yes, little beats your own private aerie perch perfect for enjoying your morning coffee, sipping wine by starlight, or firing up your barbecue for a fete! And soon - if this becomes your next Home - you may be enjoying the changing colours of the leaves in High Park as Autumn arrives! Plus, can we say Bonus Space? On this same level is the private bijou working zone beautifully lit by a large window - perfect for a little productivity away from the thrum of family activity or meal preparations! Rounding out this picturesque property is one deeded underground parking space! Yes, please!
Want to take a look around? Put those car keys away, and sit back down. Take one virtually, first!
Interested in a private viewing? Contact James@urbaneer.com!SOLD