Done Deals: Bloor & Runnymede

Bloor & Runnymede

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Bloor & Runnymede


From Friday's Globe and Mail


  • 87 Durie St.
  • Asking price: $399,900
  • Selling price: $490,000
  • Taxes: $3,292 (2006)
  • Days on market: 7
  • Listing and co-op agent: Julie Kinnear, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.

Given that this bungalow is a good candidate for renovation, you wouldn't expect it to sell at a premium of $90,100. What made it so attractive is its location in the popular Swansea neighbourhood.

Multiple offers were made on the brick home, which is situated on a tree-lined street two blocks south of Bloor Street shops, restaurants and the subway.

It is close to a library, school, pool and community centre, as well as recreational facilities at Rennie Park and High Park.

A local builder constructed the place for himself some time in the 1930s or 1940s. Its mechanics have been updated, and the original woodwork, hardwood flooring and oval glass doorknobs still add charm.

It has two bedrooms, a three-piece bathroom that includes a claw-foot tub, and a finished basement with a high ceiling.

There is a wood-burning fireplace in the living room, which is next to the dining room. In the rear are the bedrooms, bathroom and an eat-in kitchen.

The latter has appliances, a window over the sink and access to the shaded yard via a walkout from the stairwell that leads to the basement.

In addition to a laundry area and pantry, the lower level includes a recreation room with painted wood floors, panelled walls and above-grade windows.

Parking is available in a shared driveway.

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