Just the Facts
Little Portugal/Brockton Village
About the Property
Just unpack and move in – this Little Portugal home is ready for its new family! This top-to-bottom renovation features almost 2,000 sqft of finished living space, with a grand living/dining area, three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, a bonus family room, partially finished basement and incredible deck and gardens. Welcome home.
The Main Floor
The bright, spacious open-concept living and dining room features 9.5 foot ceilings, rich hardwood floors and a showpiece Italian designed floating staircase leading to the upper floor.
The gourmet eat-in kitchen features ample storage, brand new premium stainless steel kitchen appliances, granite counters and a custom backsplash.
Completing the main floor is a generous family room, with wall-to-wall south-facing windows and a walk-out to a sunny deck and gardens.
The Upper Floor
Choose between two master bedrooms: the first, a bright and spacious room with bay windows, hardwood floors and ample closets at the front of the house; the second master overlooks the backyard gardens, and comes complete with an ensuite bath, with both a glass shower and double bathtub.
A third good-sized bedroom with hardwood floors, and another three-piece bathroom with bathtub, tiled floors and his-and-hers sinks complete the second floor.
A partially finished basement accessed via spiral staircase from the family room or a separate side entrance features over 500 sqft of playroom/laundry area (with brand new front-loading appliances and new carpet tiles) as well as a new three-piece washroom and almost 350 sqf of unfinished space for storage–the best of both worlds.
This home has head-turning curb appeal: Victorian charm (built in 1880), updated with modern stucco exterior, flagstone walkway, covered porch and gardens on both sides.
The professionally landscaped private backyard features a 300 sqft south-facing deck; a flagstone walkway leads to a second entertaining area wired for music with Bose outdoor speakers (included) and a one-year old Marquis hot-tub (negotiable) for early morning or late night relaxation. The green space is complete with gardens and original grapevines in keeping with the Portuguese roots of the neigbourhood.
Available, easy street parking for $168/year- the current owners almost always park in front of their own house.
The Unsexy Renovations
- Waterproofing and weeping tile in back half of basement (2013)
- New drains and water main with transferable warranty (2013)
- Backyard outdoor electrical (2013)
- Most rooms freshly painted with neutral colours (2013-2014)
- Owned on-demand tankless hot water tank (2010)
- Basement and generous attic insulation (2009)
- Air conditioning unit (2009)
- Deck and fence (2009)
- Fully gutted, including updated electrical, plumbing and roof(2008)
Little Portugal: The Neighbourhood
Ideally located between the best of West Queen West and newly-hip Dundas West, and just a short walk from the coolness of Ossington and Roncesvalles, this neighbourhood has something for singles, couples and families alike.
Walk to the Drake or Gladstone Hotel, shop in the boutiques along Queen Street, spend an afternoon in a cutting-edge art gallery, grab a pint at the Rhino or take in some live music at the Cadillac Lounge. Just a few minutes walk away: some of Toronto’s trendiest restaurants, from Chantecler to Grand Electric and Electric Mud.
Burgeoning Dundas West has recently become popular with Toronto’s trendy restauranteurs and is now home to some of the city’s most exciting restaurants and bars. From vintage shops to yoga studios to a not-to-be-missed street festival, the future of Dundas West is bright.
Want to really feel the energy in this neighbourhood? Join the football fans as they gather for the World Cup matches.
With so many conveniences nearby, it’s no surprise that Little Portugal is a much-beloved neighbourhood for families, with good schools, libraries, the Mary McCormick community centre (with pool and arena) just steps away. Stroll east and you’ll reach Trinity Bellwoods Park; stroll west and you’ll reach Sorauren Park (your dog will thank you).
Chosen as one of Toronto Life’s Where to Buy Now neighbourhoods in 2012, Brockton Village is one Toronto neighbourhood that lives up to the hype–and it shows no sign of slowing down.
Primary – Alexander Muir/Gladstone Avenue Jr and Sr Public School
High School – Parkdale Collegiate/Central Tech
Easy commuting via the 24-hour Queen or Dundas streetcars. 5 minutes from Dufferin subway (via Dufferin bus).