55 Edwin Avenue – In Heart of Junction Triangle

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55 Edwin Avenue offers the best of both worlds. It’s a character home with history in an established neighbourhood.

Curb appeal is the lure that draws you home and beckons you inside after a long day. With this home, its pleasing exterior is the first instance that you’ll experience just some of the many recent renovations that this home has seen, with an elegant front porch.

The living room is warm and inviting, boasting loads of afternoon sun. A striking gas fireplace is a welcome focal point, with contemporary white and black contrast. The dining room also benefits from free flow of sunshine, thanks to large, well-placed windows. A sliding pocket door allows for division between the kitchen and dining room, if you should need- which can be handy while entertaining.

The kitchen is the jewel of the main floor- and is clearly a welcome domain of any home cook. Contemporary pendant lights hang overtop a large island with butcher block countertop and wine fridge. There is room for four to comfortably sit and share the day, do homework or entertain. Quartz countertops with white subway tile backsplash accentuate the clean lines of this space. There is ample storage in customized cabinetry and abundant natural light, pouring in through double doors that lead to the back porch. One of the ways in which this home pays homage to its past is with an exposed brick chimney in the kitchen.

A 2-piece bathroom complements the main floor and features wainscot panelling with modern grass cloth wallpaper. Elegant touches like this make all the difference throughout this home.

Upstairs, you’ll find the master retreat, worthy of its name. This room too updated, and offers coffered ceilings, potlights and a bay window create and amplify a sense of sweeping space in this room. Perhaps most beguiling is the extensive custom built-in cabinetry that both functional and well-designed.

There are two more sizeable bedrooms, both pleasantly bright and sunny. One of the bedrooms features more of the exposed brick chimney, hinting at its history. There is a 3-piece bathroom with a generous-sized window, as well as additional built-in storage in the hallway.

The lower level really amps up this home’s living space, with a design that is bright, stylish and cozy. The family room was updated and reborn into a contemporary, cool area.  It features custom cabinetry and a nook for a dry bar or home office – as you need. The sump pump is also cleverly concealed in the cabinetry. The flooring is chic and contemporary. This room has also been outfitted with the necessary electrical to make this a dreamy home theatre room.

There is an updated laundry room, as well as a 3-piece bathroom updated with a rainfall shower.

The property also boasts a 1.5 car cinderblock garage with laneway access, which is handy for parking and storage. Occasionally, guests can parallel park in front of the garage, when needed.

A Community With Character and Energy

When you stroll through the Junction neighbourhood, you’ll see idyllic, tree-lined streets, busy families and feel an energy that draws you in. While the Junction benefits from the transitions brought about by gentrification, the newer condominium developments are interspersed with low-rise, character housing, like Victorian-era brick homes, row houses and merchant-class cottages that communicate its roots, along with a sense of its future. Formerly the heart of the CP railyards, the Junction is very much still an epicenter of activity. In fact, some of the hippest hangs in the city are in this neighbourhood.

There is cultural impact here, with cool galleries celebrating the vibrant local art scene.  In addition to a number of traditional gallery spaces (55 Edwin Ave is a 20-minute walk way Museum of Contemporary Art), it’s not uncommon to see local artists and artwork being displayed at local eateries and cafes, giving a whole other dimension of interest to this neighbourhood.

The Sousa Mendes strip and the Dupont Junction Triangle strip are both under a 5-minute walk away. Some of the most notable area hotspots are located here. The Farmhouse Tavern is known for its incredible brunch. Love Chix offers locally sourced chickens and has a great patio. Feel like Italian tonight? Consider Nodo Restaurant. Looking for a great cup of coffee and a cool place to meet up with friends? Check out Wallace Espresso.

All the essentials are within walking distance (the LCBO, Freshco and Shoppers). If you prefer your fare locally, visit the local Farmer’s Market, which is a hive of activity and goods. For your baked goods and treats, your neighbourhood baker is Mabel’s Bakery.

No urban life would be complete without awesome green space nearby. Within a 10-minute walk from home, you’ve got Perth and Carlton Parks, where you’ll find playgrounds, splash pads and more. Just over a 10-minute walk away is Campbell Park, which has a great playground, lots of green space to run around, as well as an ice rink in the winter. If you are keen on a longer stroll the West Toronto Railpath, which offers a unique environment for biking and walking the dog or running, is under a 10-minute walk away.

One of the best amenities in this community is the 7000 sq. ft  George Chuvalo Community Centre  with all kinds of community programming for adults and children alike. Another essential for the urbanite is easy access to public transit, which is a hop skip and a jump away. The UP Express and Bloor GO Trains are about a 5-minute walk away. The TTC and bus lines are very close as well.

Imagine combining historic charm with contemporary cool, right in the hub of many hip, walkable amenities. That’s what life is like at 55 Edwin Ave!

Price:$1,100,000
Address:55 Edwin Avenue
City:Toronto
State:Ontario
Zip Code:M6P 3Z5
MLS:W4764279
Floors:Two Floors + Basement
Square Feet:2,010
Lot Square Feet:16.5 ' wide x 145' deep
Bedrooms:3
Bathrooms:2
Half Bathrooms:1
Garage:1.5 Car Garage
Property Type:Row Townhouse
Condition:Updated
Fencing:Rear Yard Fencing
Flooring:Hardwood throughout, Vinyl in Basement, Ceramic in bathrooms.
Heat/Cool:Gas
Location:Dupont and Edwin Avenue
Community:Junction Triangle
Inclusions:All Kitchen Aid Appliances, plus Ceravin built-in Wine Fridge. All Window Coverings, except in Master Bedroom, Wall Rack at Entrance, Wall Shelving in kitchen, Wired Security System with front and rear camera. Speaker System wiring.
Parking:Garage Parking
Rooms:6 + 2
Laundry:Washer & Dryer located in the Basement
Utilities:Security System Rental
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