Laura Simpson

  • Status Available

    • List Price $979,000
    • Beds 3
    • Baths 1
    • Address 497 Queen St E
    • City Toronto
    • Building Type House
    • MLS ID C3824579




    • Days On Market 78
    • Taxes $4,065.92
    • Parking Spaces 1
    • Land Size 21.4x79.5 ft
    • Heating Baseboard
    • Fuel Electric
    • Cooling None
    • Exterior Brick,Stucco
    • Basement Type Part Fin
    • Basement Development Sep Entrance


    • Description This charming Georgian end of row terrace house is located in prime Corktown just steps away from the new Canary District and West Donlands Don River Park systems. Built circa 1890, 497 Queen Street East is a handsome solid brick and stucco home with a compelling social provenance having been previously owned by renowned Canadian artist and filmmaker Joyce Wieland during the 1970’s, 80’s and 90’s. Joyce left her mark on the space installing the Gothic-esque ceiling treatment in the front salon and worked out of a light-filled 2nd floor studio. More recently, the home was profiled on Colin & Justin’s HGTV Home Heist undergoing a complete overhaul of the kitchen and master bedroom. Currently used as a single family residence, the property is dual-zoned commercial & residential offering infinite opportunity for the industrious-minded Buyer.

      Retaining much of the original charm and heritage character, the heart of the home is the fully renovated fabulous contemporary kitchen with stainless steel range, under-counter SUB-ZERO fridge & freezer drawers and two-drawer Fisher&Paykel dishwasher. Modern and contemporary, the kitchen conjures a traditional French Chateaux servery with it’s Pigeon hued custom cabinetry, marble countertops, Karndean flooring and glittering tin ceiling. But the absolute piece de la resistance are the oversized glass paned French doors that open up the whole room onto a charming backyard deck and exquisite back garden oasis.

      Upstairs you’ll find an extraordinary master bedroom with vaulted ceiling and floor-to-ceiling picture window overlooking the lush backyard garden, a large 3-piece bath and second large bedroom at the front of the house with leaded pane windows. Making your way up an extra wide stair to the third floor you’ll discover a 3rd bedroom under the eaves that offers an incredible opportunity to expand and increase the overall square footage of the home. A full height basement with built-ins, recreation/office space, laundry and separate entrance round out this home’s latent potential.

      With direct access to public transit, all that King & Queen Streets have to offer, easy access to some of the city’s best outdoor parkland and a second deeded parking space just behind the backyard gate, this property has all the hallmarks of an extraordinary home and/or extraordinary investment property in one of the fastest growing downtown neighbourhoods in Toronto!


    • Fenced Yard Fenced Yard
    • Hospital Hospital
    • Park Park
    • Public Transit Public Transit
    • Rec Centre Rec Centre
    • School School


    • Foyer 5 x 3.6 ft
    • Living 26.2 x 9.8 ft
    • Dining 26.2 x 9.8 ft
    • Kitchen 15.4 x 11.2 ft
    • Master 15.7 x 11.2 ft
    • 2nd Br 15.4 x 11.5 ft
    • 3rd Br 18.4 x 14.8 ft
    • Rec 18.4 x 14.8 ft

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