43 Castle Frank Crescent | Central Toronto - Rosedale

43 castle frank crescent 1img_8440
Sold over asking
  • 43 castle frank crescent 1img_8440
  • 43 castle frank crescent 2img_8443
  • 43 castle frank crescent 3img_8446
  • 43 castle frank crescent 4img_8214
  • 43 castle frank crescent 5img_8215
  • 43 castle frank crescent 6img_8217
  • 43 castle frank crescent 7img_8219
  • 43 castle frank crescent 8img_8229
  • 43 castle frank crescent 9img_8236
  • 43 castle frank crescent 10img_8240
  • 43 castle frank crescent 11img_8238
  • 43 castle frank crescent 15img_8241
  • 43 castle frank crescent 17img_8245
  • 43 castle frank crescent 18img_8247
  • 19img_8249
  • 43 castle frank crescent 20img_8251
  • 21img_8261
  • 43 castle frank crescent 22img_8259
  • 23img_8260
  • 24img_8263
  • 43 castle frank crescent 25img_8224
  • 43 castle frank crescent 26img_8220
  • 43 castle frank crescent 27img_8226
  • 43 castle frank crescent 29img_8265
  • 43 castle frank crescent 30img_8267
  • 43 castle frank crescent 33img_8290
  • 43 castle frank crescent 34img_8333
  • 43 castle frank crescent 35img_8335
  • 43 castle frank crescent 36img_8337
  • 43 castle frank crescent 37img_8338
  • 43 castle frank crescent 38img_8341
  • 43 castle frank crescent 39img_8342
  • 43 castle frank crescent 40img_8343
  • 43 castle frank crescent 41img_8277
  • 43 castle frank crescent 42img_8279
  • 43 castle frank crescent 44img_8294
  • 43 castle frank crescent 45img_8286
  • 43 castle frank crescent 46img_8284
  • 43 castle frank crescent 47img_8288
  • 43 castle frank crescent 48img_8272
  • 43 castle frank crescent 50img_8276
  • 43 castle frank crescent 51img_8292
  • 43 castle frank crescent 52img_8296
  • 43 castle frank crescent
  • 43 castle frank crescent 54img_8299
  • 43 castle frank crescent 58img_8307
  • 43 castle frank crescent 60img_8311
  • 43 castle frank crescent 61img_8313
  • 43 castle frank crescent 62img_8314
  • 43 castle frank crescent 63img_8315
  • 43 castle frank crescent 64img_8317
  • 43 castle frank crescent 65img_8319
  • 43 castle frank crescent 66img_8323
  • 43 castle frank crescent 67img_8325
  • 43 castle frank crescent 68img_8326
  • 43 castle frank crescent 69img_8328
  • 43 castle frank crescent 70img_8330
  • 43 castle frank crescent 72img_8352
  • 43 castle frank crescent 73img_8359
  • 74img_8355
  • 75img_8356
  • 43 castle frank crescent 76img_8360
  • 43 castle frank crescent 77img_8362
  • 43 castle frank crescent 78img_8363
  • 43 castle frank crescent 80img_8422
  • 43 castle frank crescent 81img_8424
  • 43 castle frank crescent 82img_8426
  • 43 cfc winter.2 copy
  • 43 cfc winter copy
  • 43 castle frank crescent 83img_8427
  • 43 castle frank crescent 84img_8431
  • 43 cfc garage at night lit copy
  • 43 cfc garage lit night.2 copy
  • 43 castle frank crescent 85img_8433
  • 43 castle frank crescent 87img_8436
  • 43 cfc spring copy
  • 43 castle frank crescent 88img_8438
  • 43 castle frank crescent 89img_8449

Description

A gracious home on a south facing extremely private 50 x 180 Foot RAVINE LOT. Located on a very special street in SOUTH ROSEDALE.

CASTLE FRANK CRESCENT (South of Bloor) is a very quiet dead end street with no through traffic, populated by mature oak & maple trees and lovely homes.

43 Castle Frank Cres. is in a prime location on the street backing straight south onto the large part of the conservation area. No busy street noise, just tranquil sounds of nature. Imagine a vast conservation area as your back neighbour! Steep enough hill that only the odd wildlife venture by.

Sun rises through the trees, the moon & stars shine at night, yet you’re steps to Castle Frank Subway, Yonge/Bloor/Yorkville, the Danforth shops. Quick access to the DVP and Don Valley Park System. School options abound. This is truly an exceptional location.

The home was built around 1911 and designed and built by renowned Toronto architect James Patrick Hynes for his mother. It has retained much of its original Arts & Crafts features that the owners have meticulously restored and enhanced while modernizing the systems.

4 +1 bedrooms. Recently renovated kitchen & 3 gorgeous baths. Expansive main floor also includes vestibule and grand entrance hall, big home office/media room/guest room, double living room/conservatory, enclosed sun porch & formal dining room.

Spacious 4000 SF on three levels. Traditional build with 2 staircases including showcase main foyer plus a separate set of back stairs all the way from top to bottom!

Sloping lot allows for fabulous above grade windows in the custom elegantly refinished lower level with separate entrance. Potential in-law, nanny, grown children, multi-generational family unit.

Long list of recently upgraded mechanicals including, radiant floor heating, HVAC systems, 200 amp service with Level 2 charger (Flo) for Electric car.

The rear outdoor area of the home includes deck, patios, lawn and gardens for the birds and the bees. Beautiful woods beyond.

Charming original single car brick garage with lower storage at rear of property. Period replica lighting at side door as well as potlights in eaves.

Property Details

  • Asking Price: $3,298,000
  • Location:
    Google Satellite View
    Google Street View

  • Square Footage: Approx 4000 square feet (including all three levels) - 2 staircases too!
  • Lot size: 50 x 180 feet - RAVINE LOT backing onto Conservation area
  • Bedrooms: 4 +1 in lower level
  • Main Floor: MAIN FAMILY ROOM - There is a large home office off foyer, could be used as a family room/media room or as a bedroom or guest room / office (Murphy bed/pull out couch) as there is a full bathroom on this level). There is also a seasonal enclosed sun porch on this level.
  • Baths:
    All 3 are sleek & modern, fully gutted & rebuilt
    1x3 piece – main floor - walk in shower (convenient doggie spa use too!)
    1x4 piece – 2nd floor - spa soaker bathtub, multi head shower
    1x3 piece – lower level - large walk in shower
  • Inclusions: Stainless steel - 2 Fridges, 2 stoves (induction), 2 dishwashers, Front loading washer and dryer. window coverings. Owned Hot water tank (55 gal).
  • Exclusions: Hall light fixture
  • Parking: Private drive for 3, and a 2 level original brick detached garage. Level 2 charger (Flo) for Electric car
  • Possession: 90 days / TBA
  • Taxes: $15,670.77 (2023)
  • Hydro: 2023 total $2,268.68 (main $1,612.55, bsmnt $656.13)
  • Gas: 2023 $2,393.28
  • Utilities: (water, waste, garbage): 2023 $1,076.14
  • Insurance: 2024 - $3,661.00

Updates & Renovations:

2015

  • Electrical -- knob and tube removed and replaced
  • Level 2 charger (Flo) for Electric car

2016

  • Drain replaced to property line with clear out and back flow preventer
  • 40 amp electrical line installed to brick garage

2017

  • New boiler and hot water tank (55 gal)
  • Each floor zoned with its own thermostat New insulated concrete floor and drains in basement
  • Drainage and sump pump with in-floor radiant heat in basement suite and main floor dining room
  • Natural gas line extended to 2nd floor bedroom fireplace, basement fireplace and back deck
  • Radiant heat pipes roughed in for possible extension to back dining room

2018

  • New bathroom on main floor

2021

  • New AC condenser and air handler

2022

  • New access to attic with pull down ladder
    Radiant floor heat installed in vestibule with separate thermostat
    New bathroom on 2nd floor
  • Electrical service upgraded to 200 amp

2023

  • New kitchen on ground floor
  • New railings on 2nd floor deck

2022-2024

  • Built basement suite (designed for a potential fully contained space) with new bathroom, bedroom, kitchen incl induction stove, fridge and dishwasher, washer and dryer alcove in kitchen.
  • Large lounge space with fireplace.
  • Engineered brushed oak floor.
  • In-floor radiant heat.
  • Separate electrical panel and Hydro account

Tightknit neighbourhood!

Several young families with school age children live on the street.

There are 1-2 pot-luck street parties/year.

Because the nature of the cul de sac, long time residents are quite friendly.

Great dog walking neighbourhood -- easy and close access to the Don Valley, The Brickworks, local ravines and local parks including Craigleigh Gardens (beautiful off-leash park (formerly part of the old Osler Estate))

Easy and close access to the DVP for getting around/out of Toronto.

Nearby main arteries help to get around town eg. Mount Pleasant, Jarvis, Broadview Avenue and Davenport. Shockingly close to downtown, especially when you are enjoy the serene back yard and street.

Castle Frank Subway Station is literally a 4-5 minute walk away!

The Danforth is close by for convenient shopping including daily fresh bread at Cobbs just across the Bloor Viaduct (they open at 6am!)

Historical interest behind the Street, the Architect & the original owners

Castle Frank Crescent has historical interest as the original Castle Frank was the summer homestead of Upper Canada's first lieutenant-governor, John Graves Simcoe, named after his son, Francis. It was located at the end of Castle Frank Crescent and had an unobstructed view of the Don Valley.

Castle Frank Crescent was originally called Castle Frank Road but with the construction of the Prince Edward/Bloor Viaduct (completed in 1918), the portion of the Castle Frank Road south of Bloor Street was renamed Crescent. Note 43 Castle Frank Crescent was previously 109 Castle Frank Road.

Former Canadian Prime Minister Arthur Meighan lived on the street as did former Attorney General of Ontario, Ian Scott.

43 Castle Frank Crescent was designed by and built in about 1911 by James Patrick Hynes for his mother, Mary Hynes, who was the first resident of 43 Castle Frank Crescent.

James Patrick Hynes (1868-1953) was a Toronto-born architect who lived and worked in the city. His commissions included: De la Salle Training College, Oak Ridge, and St. Michael's Hospital and several Catholic churches in Toronto.

Hynes was prominent in various architects' organizations, including the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (where he served as president), the Ontario Association of Architects, the Architectural League of America, and the Town Planning Association of Ontario.

James Hynes also built the neighbouring house at 39 Castle Frank Crescent where he lived with his family.

He later moved into 43 Castle Frank Crescent with his family.

This street and home is part of the South Rosedale Heritage Conservation District, enacted by City Council in 2003. House is designated as Part V meaning it is noted as having contextual value and contributes to the heritage character of the neighbourhood.

Schools available for residents of 43 Castle Frank Crescent

Check for your house number!

Former MunicipalityStreet NameStreet Number RangeElementaryIntermediateSecondaryTechnological ProgrammingCommercial School
TorontoCastle Frank CresAll NumbersRose Avenue Jr PSWinchester Jr & Sr PSJarvis CICentral Technical SchoolCentral Toronto Academy */ Northern SS
TorontoCastle Frank RdAll NumbersRosedale Jr PSDeer Park Jr & Sr PSJarvis CICentral Technical SchoolNorthern SS