The Riverside neighbourhood has grown in leaps and bounds over the last few years. With new condos on Queen St, interesting shops and pubs popping up all around the area (Merchants of Green Coffee, Prohibition) or undergoing a revival (The Opera House, the old red stone ‘club’ at 704 Queen St E…) and the brand new Joel Weeks park, the area is blossoming. A more livable area makes for more foot traffic (locals and shoppers), successful businesses, and surging property values. It’s hard to find an ‘up-and-coming’ area in Toronto – because most of ’em are already here – but Riverside is one.
That’s what makes my new listing there so exciting. Number 2 Frances Loring Lane, right near Broadview and Queen St E, is a 3 storey, 3 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom townhouse with wood flooring throughout. Just about five years old, it features custom cabinetry and Corian counter tops in the kitchen, built-in closet organizers and custom window coverings. It also includes parking and a storage locker, an east-facing, main-floor patio and a west-facing 3rd floor balcony over-looking the Don Valley (with a great view of the city line).
From a location/value point of view, this one is fantastic. It’s a short streetcar ride (501 or 504) downtown or up to the subway (again, the 504) and access to the DVP is right at the top of the street. You can pop down into the Don Valley for a nature walk/run/ride; stroll the local strip; or hike over to Leslieville. It’s no surprise that the walk score is 92 – and the transit score is 97!
UPDATE: We generated five offers on this great listing and sold it on offer night. If you are in the market – or have something to sell in the area – feel free to get in touch with me!