218 Howard Park Avenue | West Toronto - High Park

Description

Excellent combination of unspoiled 1920's charm and character, wood trim, spacious principal rooms and $$ upgraded mechanics. Possible to convert to a single family home. Convenient location provides easy access to streetcar, bus and subway. Walk to the shops & local restaurants of Roncesvalles Village. Close proximity to Bloor West Village. Location, income & space offers real value for live-in or investment buyers.

Property Details

  • Asking Price: $789,900
  • Taxes 2009: $4,823
  • Possession: 90 days/tba
  • Square Footage: 3257 includning basement
  • Lot size: 30 x 165 – irregular – 41 wide at front, 135 on one side
  • Bedrooms: 4 + 2
  • Baths: 3 x 4 pce
  • Parking: mutual drive, detached garage – lots of street permit parking
  • Inclusions: 3 fridge, 3 stove, 2 dishwasher, 3 washer/ dryer, electric light fixtures, window coverings (including blinds in tenanted units)
  • Exclusions: stained glass window in second bedroom on main floor
  • Mechanical upgrades: electrical: breakers 200 amp/1999 – no knob & tube! Hot water gas furnace: owned / 1999. Plumbing: copper (small section of inaccessible lead pipe left after upgrade to copper)/2000, roof: 1996, eaves: 2004, drains: under the house and all the way to the street replaced, waterproofing: east side of building professionally waterproofed in 2004. Hot water tank: main floor gas owned / second floor electric rented by tenant
    Income from suites:
    Main floor + half basement: owner occupied Could be at least $1,800/mo
    Second floor: $1,650 per month + Hydro (& hot water tank) Leased until May 31, 2010
    Basement Suite: $750 all inclusive. (month to month)
    Annual expenses:
  • Hydro: $1,041
  • Heating and Gas: $2,602.72
  • Water: $879.29 (not metered)
  • Insurance: $1,042.40
    Net Operating income: $40,011

High Park Original Duplex - Rare Opportunity!

  • Live in glorious Prime High Park with significant revenue to help pay for the mortgage.
  • Superb layout of 3300 sf (including basement) is divided into 3 suites. Lovely 3 bedroom main floor owners suite, charming 2nd floor 2 bedroom suite, and a 1 bedroom basement suite all feature own laundry.
  • Brick Detached legal duplex with optional parking on an extra large beautiful lot only 2 doors to High Park! Huge deck out back for entertaining, old fashioned front porch and incredible lush private gardens .
  • Excellent combination of unspoiled 1920's charm and character, wood trim, spacious principal rooms and $$ upgraded mechanics.
  • Possible to convert to a single family home.
  • Convenient location provides easy access to streetcar, bus and subway. Walk to the shops & local restaurants of Roncesvalles Village. Close proximity to Bloor West Village.
  • Location, income & space offers real value for live-in or investment buyers.

Prime Location!

  • Take pleasure in the mix of old-fashioned city neighbourhood life (enjoy the annual Indian Grove Street Sale or shop at the High Park Zen Centre's yard sales). Friendly neighbours!
  • The High Park neighbourhood offers rolling hills, winding streets & towering oaks, and is an extension of the hundreds of acres of parkland and gardens in High Park. Attention Dog lovers - the off leash trail is nearby & easily accessed. High Park is a great place for kids play, numerous sports & The Howard Park Tennis Club (public) has superb facilities a block away.
  • Stay active with biking & blading along the Martin Goodman Trail & Lake Ontario .
  • Situated between two of Toronto's most popular destinations - Roncesvalles Village and Bloor West Village . Close to libraries, interesting cafes and food shopping. Coffee & All That Jazz is a great neighbourhood coffee shop. Summer is highlighted by a variety of festivals and street activities .
  • Access to quality schools including the coveted Howard Jr. Public , which offers French Immersion. Bonus for potential prospective tenants and owners with children.
  • Go green - lots of TTC and public transit routes connecting to downtown via Keele Street subway or streetcars via Dundas or College. Bike everywhere! Avoid waiting for the streetcar on a cold morning by keeping an eye on the nearby route from house - again great for tenants!
  • When driving in and out of town there is easy access to Hwy 400, to the Gardiner, the Lakeshore, the QEW and the Airport .

Stress free living...

  • 218 Howard Park has been improved and upgraded for both family and tenant comfort.
  • Purpose built original legal duplex with additional basement apartment features an excellent floor plan & layout. Each unit has a separate entrance, separate laundry and there are separate hydro and hot water tanks between main and 2nd floor units.
  • Stylish nearly identical main floor and 2nd floor offer old world elegance with hardwood floors , wainscoting, and wood burning fireplaces , in approx.1100 sf.
  • Each unit has a tiled 4 piece bath, and several storage closets.
  • The 2nd floor enjoys a summer sunroom with views of the lush garden and neighbouring yards. Unique separate back staircase direct to 2nd floor allows entrance from rear.
  • Main and 2nd floor are great for entertaining! Both feature extra large living rooms, formal dining room, and good size working kitchen with dishwasher.
  • Attractive and spacious open concept 1 bedroom basement apartment was finished in 1999 and has always been easy to rent with long term tenants. Separate entrance from rear & own laundry.
  • Modern $$ mechanics - No knob amp tube! Completely rewired in 1999 - 200 & service on breakers. Hot water boiler furnace 1999. Copper plumbing 2000. Drains under the house and all the way to the street replaced & east side of building professionally waterproofed in 2004. Eaves updated 2004.
  • 2ND Floor pays own hydro and their rental of electric water heater. Main floor includes a gas hot water tank. If fully rented, net income is over $40,000 per annum!
  • Owner's main level 3 bedroom suite includes 2 bedrooms on main and benefits from using half of the basement for one bedroom, an office and lots of storage space.
  • Walk out from kitchen to convenient mudroom to huge party deck and stunning private landscaped perennial gardens .
  • Lots of options! Live in and rent out or as did the neighbour next door with a similar duplex, convert to a spacious single family home. SOLID INVESTMENT!
  • Mutual drive access to garage and parking if desired for 2 cars. Howard Park allows permit parking on both sides of the street all year round, which is a real benefit for tenants and guests. Proximate parking is always available.
  • Great location, quality and price create outstanding value in this remarkable High Park home.
  • Check out the on-line feature sheet at www.LovelyTorontoHomes.com

Offered at $789,900.

Schools available for residents of 218 Howard Park Avenue

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Former Municipality Street Name Street Number Range Elementary Intermediate Secondary Technical Programs Commercial Programs
Toronto Howard Park Ave 1-55(Odd) Howard Jr PS   Fern Avenue Jr & Sr PS  West Toronto CI / See Footnote Below14   Western Tech   West Toronto CI  
Toronto Howard Park Ave 2-66(Even) Howard Jr PS   Fern Avenue Jr & Sr PS  West Toronto CI / See Footnote Below14   Western Tech   West Toronto CI  
Toronto Howard Park Ave 68-220(Even) Howard Jr PS   Fern Avenue Jr & Sr PS  West Toronto CI / See Footnote Below14   Western Tech   Western Tech  
Toronto Howard Park Ave 71-223(Odd) Howard Jr PS   Fern Avenue Jr & Sr PS  Parkdale CI   Western Tech   Western Tech