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This week’s real estate crush is brought to you because history. I find that sometimes being the resident of this city I don’t always appreciate the deep, rich history that Toronto has. It is a wealth of architecture, buildings and especially neighbourhoods – true fact – lieutenant-governor Lincoln Alexander was born at #10 Draper in 1922.

Oh hello 10 Draper Street. Are you as fine as you look?

Built in 1882, this historic home has been completely renovated from top to bottom. So you’ll get the old WITH the new. What is that you ask? Well:

  • located in the heart of the city at Spadina and Front
  • 3 bed, 2 bath
  • 11′ ceilings
  • two gas fireplaces
  • huge, eat-in kitchen
  • the living and dining room spaces are large and open
  • the lower level was completely underpinned and waterproofed (so you don’t have to)
  • the back yard is unreal, with landscaping and complete with outdoor media screening area

Draper Street is referred to as one of Toronto’s “hidden” streets, with only 28 rowhouses. Icing on the cake? Dizzy the Draper Street cat was the inspiration for the cat themed park (ahem, promenade) around the corner that opened in 2019.

To be clear, the promenade is not a park that you take your cat to, because cats do not care for your rules. If you want to celebrate all things cat, however, then this is the place for you.

That is enough for me. Let’s go!

10 Draper Street


Kevin Michael McCarthy, Royal LePage/J&D Division

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