60 Gillespie Avenue, Toronto


Listed at $699,900

1285 Sq. Ft. / 547 Sq. Ft. Below Grade / Possession: July 29, 2016 / Two parking spots


An Oasis in the City

Just north east of the Junction, this impeccably kept and thoughtfully renovated home combines traditional family living with a unique, modern touch.

The bright and spacious three bedroom stunner has lovingly maintained its original detail with authentic hardwood floors refinished in a modern colour, beautiful crown moulding, and resurfaced walls and ceilings creating the perfect canvas.

Plus, the lush and private outdoor space feels like your own personal oasis within the bustling city.

The Main Floor

Walking in through the cozy and covered front porch, the enclosed entryway with gorgeous stone flooring creates a nice separation from the open layout of the main floor.

The sun-filled front room features windows with original trims and an electric fireplace and is adjoined by the living room for a fresh and expansive feel. Freshly painted in a modern palette, all rooms are also finished with precisely placed pot lights forming a welcoming atmosphere.

The spacious eat-in kitchen boasts a double under mount sink with industrial tap, high ceilings, updated cabinetry and granite countertops which make the space feel airy and clean, and create an incredible amount of storage. Opening up to a truly enviable hideaway, the backyard has a newly installed deck, gate, and interlocking brick patio stones. Having a walk-out from the kitchen to the backyard makes BBQ’ing and entertaining really easy. A rare gem in the city, the convertible space is large enough to entertain with the added option to park your car.

A powder room is conveniently located on the main floor for guests.

The Second Floor

An original wood staircase painted dark with white risers leads you to the second floor where you will find 3 bedrooms with high ceilings. The bathroom is big enough for an entire family and features a soaker tub for added luxury.

The master bedroom is especially bright with a beautiful bay window, crown moulding and hardwood floors. The closet is a fashionistas dream, having recently been remodeled to include moveable racks.

The second bedroom, larger than what you’d generally find in an older home, is extremely bright, and the third bedroom has an adjoining sunroom that can be used as a den or reading area.

Brand new blinds, doors and closets have modernized the look and functionality of the space, keeping it on par with a newly built home without losing its charm.

The Basement

The fully finished basement is a cozy extra living space perfect for movie nights or an excellent spot for the kids to play. Large windows brighten the room and pot lights have been added for ambiance.

The generously sized laundry room and storage area is extremely clean and dry and leads to a walkout entrance to the backyard.

Additional Information

  • Possession | July 29, 2016
  • Sq. Footage | 1,285 Square Feet + 547 Square Feet Below Grade
  • Parking | Two parking spots

Additional Features

The entire roof has been redone by Avenue Road Roofing, good for 25 years, the main water line to the house was replaced, and a backflow valve installed. The front door and the basement door have been replaced with solid steel doors.

With modern family living and entertaining as the central theme, this is a fantastic home in a fantastic area. Don’t miss out on creating your oasis in the city.

Wallace / Emerson

Imagine living in a neighbourhood where everyone greets each other with a smile. Where the streets come alive with festivals and parties. Where everything you need is within walking distance. If this sounds like a dream, Wallace Emerson is the place for you. And it’s only getting better.

One of the top places to buy in Toronto, this relatively new neighbourhood known for its cultural diversity and now counts young families and urban tastemakers among its primary residents – all hoping to get in before the area becomes too trendy and expensive.

With top cafes and restaurants, excellent antique shops, and contemporary galleries lining the streets, this pocket just east of the Junction, west of Bloordale, and north of Brockton Village has quickly become the place to be.

Some favourite local haunts include The Starving Artist for the best waffles in the city, trendy gastropub The Farmer’s Daugther & The Farmhouse are in walking distance, top coffee shop Cafe Neon, gardening boutique The Urban Gardener, and the newly created Stockyards Shopping Centre for your one-stop shopping destination with restaurants, various services and a huge Winners and Homesense. Slated for Spring 2016, a specialty grocery store will be opining in the former Target space.

Originally an industrial neighbourhood due to its proximity to the CPR Railways lines, Wallace Emerson is now booming with new developments including townhouses, cleverly designed condos, and work/retail spaces. And with public transit walking distance, to the north, the St. Clair streetcar is easily accessible, the area has become even more desirable. West along St. Clair, there are a variety of big box stores including Home Depot, Canadian Tire & Walmart. A new LCBO and Beer Store is located adjacent to a 24 hour Metro.

With new families moving in, the schools, which include Pauling Junior School and Dovercourt Public School, have improved rapidly and creates a lovely sense of space and open-ness. Wallace Emerson Park and Community Centre has activities for everyone including a swimming pool, tennis courts, games room, and an outdoor skating rink, and bike paths surround the beautiful green space.

This is a neighbourhood in transition. Many of the older residents have sold to younger couples and families and there is a genuine sense of renewal and change. Once a ‘dry’ area of Toronto, newly instated liquor licenses are allowing for restaurants and cafes to open. A diverse number of new businesses are opening all the time ranging from bars, art galleries, pottery painting, you name it. Proximity to the Junction seems to influence an artsy vibe with a focus on authentic products and experiences.Most important and consistent with its history however, this is a neighbourhood. People here talk to one another, know the names of each others dogs and genuinely enjoy their home and its surroundings.

An area that is sure to maintain steady growth and development, our advice is to get in now before the bidding wars begin.

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