Modern 3-bdrm home in central Toronto

Modern 3-bdrm home in central Toronto

Mehnaz

 

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 7
2 Bathrooms

About our home

We live in a beautiful neighbourhood of Toronto called 'Bloor West Village', a small, safe community that's a short subway ride or drive from all the hustle and bustle of downtown.

Our house nearly 100 years old, but completely renovated and modernized. We did a major renovation 6 years ago to update the "guts" of the house: insulation, windows and doors, flooring, furnace/heating, central air conditioning, plumbing, electrical, etc. We have just completed a second major renovation to modernize the space and finish the basement. Our house is surrounded by mature trees which provide fantastic shade and a cool breeze in the summer.

The main floor consists of a foyer and open concept kitchen, dining room and living room. Our kitchen is equipped with top of the line appliances, a large island with seating for four, and leads to the backyard patio where you can relax on our garden furniture or enjoy a meal "al fresco". The dining table extends to seat 10. The living room has a Rumford wood burning fireplace.

The second floor is comprised of three bedrooms and one 4-piece bathroom (tub with rain shower shower, toilet, vanity). The master bedroom overlooks the backyard and has a queen size bed as well as an office area. The second bedroom has a twin (single) bed, and the third bedroom has a twin (single) bed with a twin size pull-out trundle bed (outfitted with a comfy and firm foam mattress). We also have a plush, very comfortable double size mattress in the basement that can be laid on the floor to accommodate 2 more people.

The basement was just finished and does not feel like a basement at all with its 8' ceilings! There's a large family room with built-in cabinetry, a gas fireplace, a 60" 4K TV and a VERY comfortable, deep, down-filled sectional sofa from Montauk Furniture (a bespoke furniture maker from Montreal). The bathroom/laundry room has a large walk-in shower, floating vanity and washer/dryer. We left enough "open" space in the basement for kids to play "mini floor hockey", "basketball" and other games. There's also a small office nook and an electric keyboard/piano.

Our backyard is idyllic in the summer! We have a lovely perennial garden, with a Weber BBQ and modern, comfortable furniture. There is no fence between our yard and our next door neighbour's - fortunately for us, they are a wonderful young family and we love combining our yards to create a very large play area for all our kids to enjoy.

We have a Volvo XC90 (which seats 7), which we might be able to exchange (unless we're driving to your home!). We're sorry, but for insurance reasons we cannot lend our car to anyone who does not have a US or Canadian driver's license.

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More about us

  1. In 2021, we are looking to travel domestically. We are looking for a 1-1.5 week swap (classic or points) in Vancouver. We are also open to a swap in Quebec, particularly Eastern Townships or the Laurentians (this can be short trips on long weekends or in the summer).

  2. We're a family of four - myself, my husband and our 2 daughters (ages 12 & 15). My husband is a freelance magazine editor/writer, I'm an interior designer.

  3. We love to travel and explore new places. We're city slickers and country lovers, just not fans of the suburbs (no offence to suburbanites!).

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

Bloor West Village is one of Toronto's most sought- after neighbourhoods, for it's proximity to great shops & restaurants, public transit and Lake Ontario. It is TRULY a village in a metropolitan center. Jane subway station is at the bottom of our block, a 1 min walk! Downtown is a short subway ride or drive away.
It is a leafy, family-friendly neighbourhood that offers the best of both worlds: safety and quiet, yet within minutes to all the action that Toronto has to offer.

The MAIN attraction, in our opinion, are the incredible parks and playgrounds within close proximity. There are several playgrounds within a 5 mins walk from our house. High Park is the crown jewel (about 15 mins walk or 2 mins drive). It is a stunning 400 acre parkland with hiking trails, manicured gardens, a pond, small zoo, 2 playgrounds, abundant wildlife and much more! The Humber Trail is a 5 mins walk - it is a nature lover's paradise, with walking trails alongside the Humber River. Lake Ontario is a 20 mins walk or 5 mins drive and offers a beautiful boardwalk, sandy beaches, lots of playgrounds and historic Sunnyside Bathing Pavilion with a cafe and large outdoor swimming pool.

There is so much to do in and around Toronto. The city is a haven for food and theater lovers. Fortunately for us, many of the city's best restaurants are in the west end of the city and easily accessible from our house. We will leave you with information on the best that the city has the offer...the stuff that's NOT in travel guide books! :)

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