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House of the Week: $850,000 for a gutted Victorian in South Riverdale

House of the Week: 40 Grant Street

Address: 40 Grant Street
Neighbourhood: South Riverdale
Agent: Andy Zheng, Re/Max Realtron Realty
Price: $849,000

The Place: A detached red-brick house on a narrow, shady street a few blocks west of Leslieville.

Bragging Rights: A nook of one’s own. During a recent renovation, the owners turned the third-floor loft into a snug workspace perfect for working on that novel (or maybe more realistically, trolling Facebook and playing Words with Friends).

Big Selling Point: You’ll never have the common party problem of guests congregating in the kitchen since the huge wood patio out back should entice people outside.

Possible Deal Breaker: Like many properties in Old Toronto, the lot is very deep and very narrow. With the wrong decor, the house could give off a bowling alley vibe.

By the Numbers:
• $849,000
• 16-foot-by-80-foot lot
• 10-minute commute to downtown
• 4 bedrooms
• 2 bathrooms
• 1 wireless, built-in speaker system
• 1 Jacuzzi tub

  • Paper_girl

    A beautiful home despite its small lot.

  • Matt Dempster

    There’s no such thing as South Riverdale. Why do agents continually use this term to try and sell their houses? Once you hit Gerrard, Riverdale stops. This is Riverside in case anyone should care.

  • Jillian

    If there is no such thing as South Riverdale, perhaps the large lettering at Gerrard and Carlaw that states SOUTH RIVERDALE on the walkway should be removed.

  • Matt Dempster

    I stand corrected.

  • Serendipitybliss

    Matt Dempster Jillian

    I think you are both correct. Riverside is located in South Riverdale:

  • Jacquelyn Cyr