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Aromas of Sunday night dinner cooking, squeals of children cheering as ponies enter the backyard for an unforgettable birthday bash, and the warm feeling of gathering with friends for a cocktail on the front porch. These are just a few of many cherished memories at 205 Leslie Street.
Now it’s your chance to create your own family traditions in this spectacular, multi-generational home, located on a large and private lot in Leslieville.
Flourishing green gardens draw you to the spacious front porch and invite you to stay awhile. This is the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee, wave at neighbours passing by, and neatly store bikes and outdoor gear.
The incredible facade, newly revived wooden staircase, high ceilings, and a sunny foyer greet you as you enter the home. Inside, you’ll find original details and charming character at every turn. The traditional floor plan gives purpose to each room and offers extra space to customize to your family’s needs. Need a home office? A playroom for children? Additional storage? The possibilities are endless here.
Sunlight is drawn into the living room through the large windows that overlook the front porch. There is plenty of space here to host guests as they mingle around the main floor. You even have the option of installing a fireplace to make the room extra inviting.
Down the hall, the formal dining room and kitchen were made for hosting family gatherings. There’s plenty of room for you and your sous chefs to prepare memorable feasts and tons of cabinetry space to tuck away your appliances. The renovated kitchen also has space for a table, and a powder room tucked off to the right.
Natural light shines through the upper level. Here you have three spacious bedrooms, a 3-piece bathroom, and access to the attic. The primary bedroom has built-in floor-to-ceiling closets with large double windows overlooking the front yard.
The lower level is home to the newly finished basement with vinyl flooring and overhead pot lighting. Cozy up with your family in the rec room for movie night, or invite your friends over for Saturday night hockey; there is plenty of space to accommodate all. Stylish barn doors grant you access to the furnace room with a second separating the laundry room. This bonus space also features a stand-up freezer.
You’ll be counting down the days until summer when you walk into the backyard. Lush in greenery with a raised bed for veggies, this space was made for the gardener . You have a newly built fence, shed, wooden deck to set up your bbq and patio furniture. Plus, there is potential for laneway parking off the back.
Outside your front door, you get to experience the best of Leslieville. You are nestled on a quiet, family-friendly street while close to excellent restaurants, cafes, shops and transit options to the downtown core. Enjoy a stroll to the beach, kick a soccer ball around in one of many parks, or ride your bike along the waterfront trails.
5 Things We Love
- The history – This multi-generational family home was built in 1906 and has years and years of cherished memories.
- The personality – Original details can be found throughout this impeccable home, including the incredible facade, newly revived original wood staircase, and high ceilings.
- The space – Every room serves a purpose like the spacious and bright kitchen, formal dining, the living room overlooking the grand porch, the untapped attic, etc.
- The yard – The large 25 x 128 ft lot will be home to many holiday dinners, birthday parties and events for your family and friends. There is so much space to enjoy here.
- The porch – The porch is the gateway to this spectacular home; it invites you to join it from the street. It is a wonderful place to enjoy a morning coffee or an evening cocktail while you greet your neighbours and welcome new friends. With the fabric curtains, it becomes a private room to escape from daily life or a place to enjoy a cool summer breeze.
It’s challenging to sum up what makes the Leslieville neighbourhood so fantastic in only a few paragraphs…but we will try!
With easy access to the restaurants, bars, breweries, cafes, venues and shops, Leslieville boasts a neighbourhood feel that’s hard to beat. Trees galore, close to Lake Ontario with bike paths, playgrounds, splash pads and off-leash dog areas, this neighbourhood takes family-friendly to a whole new level. The growing condo market has brought a greater mix of people to the area, which was the turning point that took Leslieville from up-and-coming to established.
Once a haven for artists and craftspeople, and before that home to boarded-up shops, working-class families, metal and factory workers and mom-and-pop shops, Leslieville has become one of Toronto’s hippest neighbourhoods. Where once stood abandoned buildings and run-down homes now stands destination-worthy restaurants, European-inspired cafes, upscale clothing stores, revitalized factory-turned-loft buildings, yoga and fitness studios. There is still a laid-back vibe here compared to the fast pace of downtown life. But don’t be fooled. Leslievillians take their love of the environment, local food, farmer’s market fare and kale very seriously.
On a typical weekend, you will see running and cycling groups stopping-in at Pilot Coffee, an upscale and hip cafe with car garage doors that open up right to a bustling patio. You’ll witness families walking (many with strollers), children playing at the Leslieville Farmer’s market, yoga bags hanging gingerly off fit arms – headed to a restorative class at Spirit Loft yoga studio – and hand-holding couples walking sleepily to wait in line for brunch. Nightlife in Leslieville also offers a walkable array of specialty pubs, restaurants and live music. And with everything at your fingertips, it is no surprise that Leslieville continues to thrive as one of Toronto’s most coveted pieces of real estate.