SOLD: 7 Bellefair Ave – detached home in the heart of The Beach

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZOJlfpEupY Imagine having Queen Street East and The Beach at your doorstep. Walking through Kew Gardens to the boardwalk, you are only a leisurely stroll from Lake Ontario. This two and a half storey house features 3 spacious bedrooms, 2 washrooms, central air conditioning and a private driveway. Hardwood floors on the first floor. New… Read More

Is Dundas-Sherbourne the next up and coming neighbourhood?

Urban rejuvenation happened in Leslieville, it happened in Cabbagetown and it’s happening in Riverdale…so why not here? The Toronto Star reports that Kristyn Wong-Tam, city councillor for Ward 27 is determined to clean up the downtown eastside. An area consisting of the Garden District, Moss Park and Regent Park, the blocks around Dundas Street East… Read More

SOLD: 18 Bellefair Ave – modern home, classic Beach neighbourhood

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQ4l9AVXvyE This detached house is in the heart of The Beach and only a short walk to Queen Street.  Continuing through Kew Gardens to the boardwalk you are only a leisurely stroll from Lake Ontario.  Featuring a modern, renovated interior with 3 bedrooms, 3 washrooms and a private driveway, this home features gorgeous contemporary finishes… Read More

Leslieville – from industrial to indie

In a sense, Leslieville has become a case study in urban revitalization. In the past two decades, this industrial precinct has been transformed into an affordable neighbourhood for many of Toronto’s creative class and young professionals. Leslieville still feels urban and yet, like most east Toronto neighbourhoods, is quiet and tree-covered. While tantalizingly close to… Read More

A video tour of The Beach from the Alex Christie gazebo

Episode 353 of the Toronto Real Estate Musing daily video blog. George O’Neill gives a quick tour of Queen Street East in The Beach neighbourhood from inside the Alex Christie gazebo/bandstand in Kew Gardens, the park in the heart of the neighbourhood. httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o-02vapKQk Straight ahead is the former Bellefair United Church, directly north of Kew… More

How did The Goof restaurant get its name?

Episode 346 of the Toronto Real Estate Musing daily video blog. George O’Neill is in front of the Garden Gate Chinese Restaurant, a Chinese-Canadian diner that has been gracing the corner of Queen Street East and Beech Avenue in The Beaches for 48 years. But ask anyone around here what the restaurant is called, and… More

See how little snow we get in The Beach, Toronto

Episode 345 of the Toronto Real Estate Musing daily video blog. George O’Neill is at Kew Gardens to show you that The Beach could just be the Goldilocks for snow – not too much, and not too little. httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E571xMQ8VB4 Thanks to the proximity to Lake Ontario, The Beach neighbourhood experiences milder summers and milder winters…. More

The Beach – old city charm with a lakefront view

Hilly, treed and quiet, The Beach is the quintessentially residential neighbourhood.  Located along the shoreline of eastern Toronto, the narrow side streets are partially secluded in a thick canopy of trees.  These same streets contain a wide variety of detached and semi-detached houses built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in classic Victorian… Read More