Just the Facts
Finished with walk-out to backyard
13.92 x 113
About the Property
This row house on the quietest section of Bain Ave makes a remarkable first impression. For starters, the natural light in this home is extraordinary. The new, modern kitchen will be the envy of home chef, and entertaining here is a delight.
Little upgrades throughout make the space exceptionally livable and loveable. A murphy bed in the spare adds functionality, the basement bathroom has tile that looks like it jumped out of a stylish home magazine, and new closets in the master ensure everything has a place.
Even the basement is full of surprises. Thanks to the terraced floor plan, the lower level here doesn’t feel like a basement at all. Here, the bright spacious living room seamlessly transitions to the outside with a walk-out to a sunny, south-facing back deck. There are trees everywhere! You can enjoy the BBQ patio at the top, or seek solace with a good book in the shady treed green space surrounded by nature at the bottom. And with no neighbours directly behind, it’s as private as can be.
Of course, so much of life happens outside the house so you’ll also appreciate the convenience of this location. You don’t even need a car. You can walk or bike to Withrow Park, just two blocks away. Gerrard Square shopping is a 10 min walk or 3 min bike, and the subway and everything The Danforth has to offer is a 10 min walk the other way. On a bike, you’ll be there in 6 minutes. Plus, you can be at the Lakeshore Bike trail in less than 10 min, with the Distillery District just 10 min more. If you’d rather take the TTC, the frequent Pape bus will have you at the subway station in 4 minutes.
About the Neighbourhood and Lifestyle
The gateway to Toronto’s east end– sandwiched between Cabbagetown, the Danforth, Broadview Avenue, and Leslieville –Riverdale is a pocket-sized neighbourhood with a rich history and village-like pace. This is a neighbourhood where the sense of community is palpable. On any given day, streets are lined with running groups, strollers, and brunch dates – many headed to Withrow Park, The Riverdale Perk, Riverdale Farm, or Riverdale Park — where you can sit, with that latte, and catch some of the best skyline views this city has to offer.
A strong mix of old-and-new, you’ll notice classic Victorian row houses, century homes, picket or wrought-iron fences, soaring trees, and quirky (sometimes cobblestone!) side streets or alleyways, seamlessly coexisting with ‘new builds’ and touches of modernity. Likewise, near the developing Gerrard Strip, near Jones, you’ll find signs of gentrification and a resurgence of small businesses: Pollyanna, Maple Leaf Tavern, Pinkerton’s Snack Bar, and Dineen Outpost (a once gutted corner, transformed to a thing of beauty).
Riverdale is the neighbourhood for you if you are someone who values community, quiet, and convenience. Streets in this area are lined with trees, abundant greenery, friendly faces, neighbourly porches, and playing children. A wonder years display of Edwardian and Victorian homes lends itself beautifully to families and young professionals looking for a sense of peace in the hectic city.