Rosedale

House of the Week: $3.1 million for a century-old mansion in Rosedale with a ser... House of the Week: $3.1 million for a century-old mansion in Rosedale with a serious wine cellar

Address: 65 Highland Avenue Neighbourhood: Rosedale Agent: Janet Lindsay, Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage Price: $3,095,000 The Place: A six-bedroom, six-bathroom brick Rosedale mansion, about halfway between Bloor and St. Clair and steps from Rosedale Park.

Zen Habitation: a salon don’s tranquil Rosedale retreat Zen Habitation: a salon don’s tranquil Rosedale retreat

By Peter Saltsman | Photographs by Derek Shapton After decades on the move, Ray Civello has finally settled down. The 57-year-old salon founder began his career bouncing between hairdressing jobs in New York, Toronto, Montreal and Paris before launching his eponymous parlour in Rosedale in 1989. (He’s since opened six more: three in the GTA… Read more »

Store Guide: Hopson Grace, a new boutique in Rosedale devoted to mostly (but not... Store Guide: Hopson Grace, a new boutique in Rosedale devoted to mostly (but not only) upscale table settings

Name: Hopson Grace Sells: Table and barware, cooking tools, pantry items Contact info: 1120 Yonge St., 416-926-1120, hopsongrace.com Hours: M-Sa 10-6, Su 12-5 Hopson Grace co-founders Andrea Hopson and Martha Grace McKimm (former execs at Tiffany’s and Veritas Communications, respectively) want to bring people back to the table and away from technological distractions. Their new Rosedale store carries… Read more »

A look inside Integral House, Rosedale’s $28-million modern mansion A look inside Integral House, Rosedale’s $28-million modern mansion

Integral House is probably the most spectacular private residence in Toronto, but it’s also going to be one of the hardest to sell. Its original owner, math textbook magnate James Stewart, had the 17,000-square-foot Rosedale home built to his exact specifications, without a thought for resale. Now that the house is officially up for grabs,… Read more »

Toronto’s most stunning private home is for sale for a cool $28 million Toronto’s most stunning private home is for sale for a cool $28 million

If you ever needed a reason to do your math homework, here’s one: Integral House, one of Toronto’s best and most architecturally important private residences, is up for sale. The 18,000-square-foot Roxborough Drive property is not currently listed on the Toronto MLS, but a Sotheby’s catalogue says the asking price is $28,000,000. A trio of… Read more »

Store Guide: Adorn, Rosedale’s new womenswear boutique that doubles as a j... Store Guide: Adorn, Rosedale’s new womenswear boutique that doubles as a jewellery shop

Name: Adorn Sells: Womenswear, accessories and jewellery Contact info: 1250 Yonge St., 416-901-7309, adornonyonge.com Hours: M-Sa 11-6:30, Su 12-5 Mother-and-daughter duo Evelina and Barbara Kuczer are the ones behind Adorn, Rosedale’s newest womenswear boutique. The former nail salon has been transformed into a shop that carries the kind of bohemian basics, easy-to-wear work attire and… Read more »

Where to Buy Now 2015: three posh neighbourhoods for wealthy buyers who want a w... Where to Buy Now 2015: three posh neighbourhoods for wealthy buyers who want a whole lot of house

Presented by By Steve Kupferman | Photographs by Daniel Neuhaus Swansea Average Condo Price: $396,935 Average Detached Price: $1,283,751 Average Semi Price: $725,068 Average After-Tax Household Income: $84,496 Bordered to the east by High Park and to the west by the Humber River, Swansea was its own village until 1967, when it was annexed by… Read more »

Rosedale loses Le Petit Castor Rosedale loses Le Petit Castor

Le Petit Castor, a midtown restaurant that was half pub, half club, quietly closed last weekend. Open since 2008, the one-time hot spot, best known for its potent Pink Panther cocktails, was a place for Rosedalians to cut loose after dinner, when the tables were cleared to make room for dancing. Calls to the bar went… Read more »

Street Style: Rosedale dogs brave the snow in stylish sweaters and way-cool coat... Street Style: Rosedale dogs brave the snow in stylish sweaters and way-cool coats

For Torontonians, winter typically means bundling up in style-sacrificing parkas and waterproof boots. But for the city’s fashionable dogs, it’s a chance to flaunt their cute canine clothing. We wandered around Rosedale on a snowy weekend to see what the neighbourhood pups were sporting and found—unsurprisingly—that they showed off more cold-weather flair than their owners:… Read more »

Sale of the Week: The $1.4-million Rosedale condo that shows the selling power o... Sale of the Week: The $1.4-million Rosedale condo that shows the selling power of listing after the holidays

Address: 25 Scrivener Sq., Unit 1007 Neighbourhood: Rosedale Agent: Peter Russell, Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage The Property: This 1,308-square-foot condo features conveniences more common to larger units, including private elevator access. Both bedrooms and the living room walk out to a large wraparound balcony, and Rosedale Station is a five-minute walk south.

Gone Girl: I was a private school kid from Rosedale—until I ended up on the st... Gone Girl: I was a private school kid from Rosedale—until I ended up on the street

She had loving parents and all the opportunities and privileges in the world. Then she discovered drugs By Emily Wright M y parents gave me a great chance at life. I grew up in a three-bedroom house in Lawrence Park, where I spent weekends riding my bike and making mud pies with my younger brother…. Read more »

White Squirrel coffee is coming to Rosedale White Squirrel coffee is coming to Rosedale

The popular Queen West café is branching out into slightly yuppier territory with a new outpost at Yonge and Roxborough. Signage is reportedly up outside Earth Rosedale’s old space at 1055 Yonge Street, directly across from one of the neighbourhood’s existing coffee institutions, Caffe Doria.

St. Mike’s Hospital ranks the relative health of 140 Toronto neighbourhood... St. Mike’s Hospital ranks the relative health of 140 Toronto neighbourhoods (with predictable results)

For health nuts who wonder if they’re settled in the best possible part of the city, St. Michael’s Hospital has answers. Urban Heart @ Toronto, a new study by the hospital (in partnership with a bunch of other organizations) evaluates the relative healthiness of 140 Toronto neighbourhoods. Researchers made colour-coded maps to show how areas… Read more »

Reaction Roundup: the seven top responses to yesterday’s Liberal victory in th... Reaction Roundup: the seven top responses to yesterday’s Liberal victory in the Toronto Centre byelection

“Liberal candidate wins in Liberal stronghold” is not a very exciting statement, but you wouldn’t know that from reading the avalanche of coverage from yesterday’s byelections in Toronto Centre and three other ridings. Sure, the turnout in the downtown district was only 38 per cent, and sure, history shows that byelections are rarely harbingers for… Read more »

Store Guide: Ani and Wren, a new Rosedale boutique for fashionable moms and moms... Store Guide: Ani and Wren, a new Rosedale boutique for fashionable moms and moms-to-be

Name: Ani and Wren Sells: Contemporary womenswear, maternity clothes, shoes, accessories, beauty products, baby clothes Contact info: 1172 Yonge St., 416-944-1260, aniandwren.com Hours: Tu, W, F, Sa 10–6, Th 10–7, Su 12–5. Closed Monday. See it on a map » It’s hard to tell at first that Ani and Wren is a maternity boutique—which is a very… Read more »