Part of our 2012 Real Estate Roundtable
It was no contest. In fact, there were no other contenders. Our experts agree, Bessborough Dr. is, hands down, Leaside’s best street.
Many prized streets were mentioned, including Rosedale Rd. and Chestnut Park Rd., but in the end Roxborough’s leafy charm and warm reputation came out on top.
Home to many of the city’s most prominent families and close to Sherwood Park, St. Leonards got the nod over Dawlish Ave., Blyth Hill Rd. and old fave Glengowan Rd.
Simply the best street this neighbourhood has to offer, Alexandra Blvd. has the unique bonus of ending at Lytton Park Tennis Club.
Smack dab in the middle of Yonge St.’s Sporting Life strip — the most expensive retail per square foot in the area — Briar Hill Ave. was the clear choice.
Several homes on Rykert Cres. back onto ravines, and its proximity to Serena Gundy Park makes it ideal for nature lovers.
Many of the city’s historic buildings are situated on Rosedale’s Drumsnab Rd., including the famous Francis Cayley home, built in 1834.
Home to Summerhill Market and within walking distance of the “Five Thieves” and Pastis bistro, this street is a clear choice for foodies.
Tucked away from North Toronto’s major thoroughfares, Annesley Ave. allows residents to enjoy life in a rare quiet enclave.
This street boasts one of the area’s top public schools, John Ross Robertson, and is minutes from Havergal and Lawrence Park C.I.
81 Glen Road This lovingly restored $4 mil mansion (pictured above) was originally built in 1902. Sold last year after extensive renovations, the architectural masterpiece was recently put back on the market.
$6,725,000 Last fall, a six-bedroom detached home in Rosedale went for roughly $200,000 under asking while fetching the highest sale price of the year.
Chestnut Park Road In a survey of homes boasting 5,000+ square feet sold in the last year, addresses on Chestnut Park Rd. appear most often.
140 Days A four-bedroom home on St. Clair Ave. spent 140 days on the market — the most in the last year — before selling.
$416,000 Last April, a one-bedroom bungalow on Soudan Ave. was snapped up for $13,000 under asking.
+600K After only six days on the market, a Chestnut Park home went for $610,000 over asking.
Special thanks to consulting realtors Barry Cohen of RE/MAX, Elli Davis of Royal LePage, Kathy McLachlan of RE/MAX, Jimmy Malloy of Chestnut Park R.E., Janice Rennie of Chestnut Park R.E., Patrick Rocca of Bosley R.E. and Jeffrey Wagman of Forest Hill R.E.