161A Locksley Ave (Roselawn/Dufferin)
Thursday Oct 18th, 2018
One of the best 3-storey homes in the Briar Hill-Belgravia area.
Are you a young couple looking for the perfect home to raise a family? Or are you looking to upgrade your home, and increase your living space? Or are you simply looking to live in one of Toronto’s most up and coming neighborhoods?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, or are simply curious about the area, then continue reading. This property is located at 161A Locksley Ave (Roselawn/Dufferin), right in the middle of the Briar Hill-Belgraria neighbourhood in Northern Toronto.
Right in the middle of this neighbourhood, we find this amazing home. At the risk of sounding like a cliched real estate listing, we make the claim that this amazing three-storey home must be experienced to be believed. And indeed you can do so from the comfort of your home, by going through our immersive 3d tour of the house.
Featuring a semi-new with solid brick construction, 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a walk up basement, an attached parking space for 1 vehicle and 3 spectacular terraces, space for your family and guests will not be an issue. You’ll fall in love with its porcelain tiles, its hardwood flooring. Whether you’re entertaining guests or relaxing after a long day of work, you’ll have endless opportunities for entertainment and relaxation.
The kitchen comes fully equipped with a stainless steel KitchenAid fridge, a stainless steel KitchenAid Dishwasher, a KitchenAid microwave, and a Wolf Stove. The laundry area on the basement comes with a washer, dryer, and a brand new tankless hot water tank (rental for 1 year). The house also includes a humidifier and all light fixtures.
Though the home is 3-stories high, remodeling your home and bringing in new furniture will be fairly straightforward, due to its 10 feet ceilings on the lower level and main floor. Their height will also give you the flexibility to decorate your home in whatever style you want. Want to decorate your home in authentic Victorian splendor, featuring a 7-foot tall grandfather clock? Go for it. You’ll have 3 feet to spare.
And since this is the tallest structures in the neighbourhood, you’ll have a 360-degree view of the surrounding Briar Hill-Belgravia neighborhood from the third floor.
Who lives in the Briar Hill-Belgravia community?
As part of the larger Fairbank neighbourhood, Briar Hill-Belgravia was originally created back in 1891 under the name of Fairbank Postal Village. Most of the area’s housing layout remains the same as when it was originally planned back in the interwar period between the 1920’s and 1930’s.
Historically, the area had a large Italian population, with many businesses and establishments in the area continuing to reflect its influence. But over the years, immigrants from Russia, Portugal, Serbia, Hungary, and the Philippines have settled in the area, giving it the multicultural flavor it enjoys today.
More than half of its population arrived in this neighbourhood arrived after 1981. Between 1996 and 2001, a large number of immigrants from the Philippines settled into the neighbourhood, causing Tagalog to become the second most spoken language in the area, second only to English.
What schools are in the area?
Due to its predominantly Roman Catholic population, there are several Catholic schools to choose from in the area. Examples include St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School, D’Arcy McGee Catholic School, and Saints Cosmas and Damian Catholic School. There are also several secular schools such as Fairbank Public School, and Fairbank Memorial Community School. If want your children to master French, you also have the Lycée Français Toronto (LFT) in the area. This school serves levels PreK-12 and features small class-sizes.
Where to eat in the area?
If you head south, just a few blocks away, you’ll find Eglinton Avenue West. Here you’ll find a multitude of ethnic restaurants to select. From Colombian cuisine such as Toronto Latino to Indian food at Rotu King West Indian restaurant, there’s always something to choose from without going too far. If you head west, you’ll also find Dufferin Street, where you can find Portuguese cuisine at Darosa Cafe and Restaurant, or if you’re looking for a quick bite, you can head to Express Thai cuisine.