Charming & Contemporary Semi in Heart of
RIVERDALE - TORONTO
1 Car parking
A proper foyer with coat closet greet you as you enter this charming semi. The main floor is open concept allowing a free flow of natural light between the front and back half of the space. Ample seating in the living and dining are perfect for a family to enjoy or spacious enough to comfortably entertain friends. As you move towards the kitchen a small updated powder room is tucked away underneath the staircase - a rarity in today's urban homes. The large contemporary kitchen provides a perfect balance between design and utility. Generous amounts of cabinetry and storage provide practicality as do the quartz countertops with ample space for meal prepping. An extra seating area with bar stools allow you to enjoy a snack while overlooking the well manicured private yard.
3 bedrooms and a 4 piece bath occupy the upper level of this home. The principal bedroom comfortably fits a queen sized bed with two side tables and a large built in wardrobe. The Pinterest worthy bathroom features a clean contemporary design with a double under-mount sink and quartz counters making getting ready in the mornings a breeze.
The basement offers a practical combination of living space and storage. The immediate space as you enter the lower level currently acts as a family room while the back half of the basement features a laundry area and additional room for storage which can be converted to an office or additional sleeping quarters.
This good sized fully enclosed yard is perfect for entertaining or enjoying an after work cocktail on the elevated wood deck. The lower level includes low maintenance stone pavers and pebble landscaping. Behind the fence, sits a large parking spot easily accessible through a wooden gate.
Home System Upgrades:
Nest smoke + C/O2 Alarms
Gas Stove, Dishwasher, Fridge, Washer/Dryer, Shed, Deck box, Shelving in basement storage room, Nest, all electrical light fixtures, all window coverings
Known as "The Pocket"
This charming clutch of cul-de-sacs, accessible only by Jones Street and lined with gorgeous updated Victorians.
The area’s residents love living here. The community’s relatively new personality started to take shape about twenty five years ago when younger families and single professionals started buying up more affordable older homes. The homes in the Pocket are charming and well maintained. Small yards with well tended gardens and minimal traffic have engendered a real sense of camaraderie among its residents.
So much so, that area residents host regular block parties and potlucks, and even planted Toronto’s largest urban orchard.
Perfectly located just a few minutes south of the Danforth making it an easy walk to vibrant restaurants, coffee shops, pubs and cafes that line one of the city’s most popular Avenues. Two TTC subway stops are just a short walk away – Pape Station to the west and Donlands to the east. If you like green space, the neighbourhood is surrounded by parks all within a 1 minute walk from where this home is located.
750m, 10 min walk
1.1km, 12 min walk
170m, 2 min walk
The Only Cafe
750m, 10 min walk
Taverne Tamblyn / 1426 Danforth Ave
Guests can expect unfussy, thoughtfully executed French fare—steak tartare, anise-infused mussels, boeuf bourguignon—with the occasional creative detour. “I don’t want to screw around with things,” says Gundy of his traditionalist approach. His clean, focused dishes don’t involve extraneous elaboration that would distract from classic flavour profiles. When he does indulge in the odd twist, it elevates rather than muddles—like punchy salted egg yolk grated on steak tartare in lieu of the usual raw stuff.. The atmosphere is a sunny room—decked out in green, beige and copper—has exactly the relaxed, welcoming energy Gundy is going for. There’s an open kitchen surrounded by bar seating, comfortable booths and a wall lined with art from Alice Waters’s Chez Panisse Vegetables cookbook—think botanical drawings with a bit of whimsy.
Phin Park / 115 Condor Ave
This charming and well-used park that you really wouldn’t find unless you were lost as the neighbourhood is secluded from non-locals based on it’s on its location but a favourite for those who live in The Pocket. There is strong community feel here. The park hosts many events organized by the Pocket Community Association, a group that also organizes street parties, and hosts pub nights at the nearby. All this means that the park is often (and especially in summer) buzzing with activity, but still quiet enough not to feel overwhelming, the way places like Withrow or High Park can sometimes be. The wading pool, basketball court, grassy area, climber, and the running track just north (a relic of the now-closed Eastern Commerce Collegiate) make for a great variety.
Dineen Coffee Company / 1402 Gerrard St E
Known for its pink marble tables, pink velvet couches and gorgeous interior, Dineen Outpost serves up some great coffee and pastries. The space is beautiful, classic and incorporates “TORONTO” into the tiles at its coffee bar (another popular photo op!). This café has two other locations, but Dineen Outpost is best for meeting a friend for coffee and a croissant.