Your fully redesigned century home in the heart of Trinity Bellwoods
Achieve your state of grace in this immaculately designed home
Lower Level Apartment/Nanny Suite
2 Car parking
It’s exceedingly rare to come across a century home of such high quality. Taken down to the studs and completely reimagined by a professional designer, 16 Grace Street exudes both timeless sophistication and functionality. Meticulous care and craft is evident in every detail—from design touches that pay tribute to the history of the house to well-considered storage spaces—ensuring that your every day in this house is one of effortless luxury. The work, as they say, has been done. All you have to do is move in.
You get a sense of calm and light as soon as you step inside. Vintage Egyptian doors frame the coat closet and light wide-plank hardwood runs uninterrupted along the length of the house. And then there’s the almost 12-foot ceiling and large, light-giving windows.
What does all that space provide? A dining area that comfortably seats eight, an endlessly configurable living room, an easy-access powder room, laundry closet, and a masterpiece of a kitchen that'll be a joy to work and entertain in. It’s there that you notice the Moroccan Zellige tiles, gas stove, and ample counter space (not to mention the cabinet-integrated fridge and dishwasher), before your gaze is drawn to the back deck through the mudroom —a hideaway for your morning tea or an evening of entertaining.
Second and Third Floors
A serene slumber awaits in three second-floor bedrooms. The principal retreat embraces your king-size bed alongside a capacious built-in wardrobe and storage bench—a peaceful nook for reading or daydreaming. The ensuite bathroom has a heated floor and touch of hammam: the archway reveals a brick-walled shower with premium fixtures. The other two bedrooms are spacious and airy and share a second upstairs bath that boasts a heated floor and glass-enclosed tub. Ascend to the third level and envision your dream office space and lounge area set beneath the shiplap ceiling.
At once cozy and kitted out, the lower level has been dug out and features a generously proportioned bedroom, living room, penny-tiled bathroom, and eat-in kitchen with in-floor heating.
A side entrance (separated from the backyard deck and entertaining space) makes this a perfect short-term rental opportunity. The previous owners generated an average of $2,900 per month—equivalent to $500,000 in mortgage value—by listing it on Airbnb. For larger families, it’s easy to picture the downstairs unit as a supremely functional nanny or in-law suite.
There’s plenty of contemporary curb appeal out front thanks to an attractively minimalist porch framed by low-maintenance boxwoods. The wood-fenced backyard offers privacy for family gatherings or cocktail parties under the stars. Behind that fence is a parking pad with space for two vehicles—and approvals already in place if you’d prefer to build a garage or explore the possibility of adding a laneway house.
Beauty is not just skin deep at 16 Grace Street. A to-the-studs renovation ensured the property is now fitted with:
All-new electrical and plumbing, including noise-reducing cast iron pipes
New windows and doors
An upgraded HVAC system with tankless water heater and Nest thermostat
Upgraded insulation, including fire-rated insulation throughout the lower level
Custom rad covers in all rooms
An easy-to-use security system
Just north of Dundas and mere blocks from Toronto’s largest downtown park, 16 Grace Street is at the epicenter of a truly world-class neighbourhood: Trinity Bellwoods. Tastemaking publications such as Vogue and Time Out have praised the west-end community’s Victorian homes, tree-lined streets, and incredible concentration of top-tier restaurants and retailers.
This is the 15-minute city done right. Whether you head north to College Street or south to Queen, or just stick to your own little stretch of Dundas, every conceivable amenity is within easy walking or cycling
Dundas Bus Stop
88m, 1 min walk
800m, 10 min walk
170m, 2 min walk
180m, 2 min walk
Eat & Drink
Dining options abound along the neighbourhood’s main corridors. Steps from your door are renowned restaurateur Jen Agg’s ever-popular Cocktail Bar, Italian-inspired Bar Vendetta, and Haitian joint Rhum Corner. Slightly farther afield, you can order a brace of acclaimed Spanish sharing plates at Bar Isabel, pop in for pinxtos at Bar Raval, or indulge in contemporary French fare at Restaurant Pompette. Only slightly farther afield is Quetzal, one of only 13 restaurants in Toronto to receive a Michelin star - in this case for its contemporary Mexican fare cooked on a 24-foot-long open grill. Heading to Ossington Avenue, Trinity Bellwoods’ western boundary—and indisputably hippest strip—provides you with options from casual holes-in-the-wall to chef-driven affairs. These include everything from cozy bistros like Union and Cote de Boeuf to much-admired Aegean eatery Mamakas to eclectic fusion favourite Foxley, still going strong more than a decade after kick-starting Ossington’s revival.
There’s a trendsetting Trinity Bellwoods boutique for every taste. Hit up the likes of Area+001 and Lost and Found for men’s streetwear and Gaspard for winsome womenswear and accessories. Anne Sportun offers one-of-a-kind jewellery designs—or try Armed for more playful baubles—while international brands like Aesop and Le Labo take care of your skincare and fragrance regimens. Dressing up your home instead? Pick out modish furnishings from Urban Mode or V de V and sustainable nursery decor from Ella+Elliot. Or head to Toronto institution Type Books for expert advice on filling your shelves with amazing literature, art books, magazines, and more.
You’re in the perfect neighbourhood for meandering morning strolls to the corner café. Welcoming options including Ella’s Uncle, Morning Parade, Sam James, White Squirrel, and Found Coffee all offer superior caffeination and conviviality mere minutes from your home base. Feeling like something more substantial? Fresh-daily breads and pastries are worth the walk to Bakery Pompette, while Nadège Patisserie is famous for its croissants, canelés, and macarons. Or for a truly indulgent treat (and perhaps a reason to extend your walk), Bang Bang Ice Cream offers scoops, gooey sandwiches, and Hong Kong-style waffles with luscious flavours like burnt toffee, cinnamon toast, and London fog.