House of the Week: $799,000 for a chic home in a trendy west-end neighbourhood

House of the Week: $799,000 for a chic home in a trendy west-end neighbourhood

ADDRESS: 6 Shannon Street

NEIGHBOURHOOD: Palmerston–Little Italy

AGENT: Michael Camber, Bosley Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage

PRICE: $799,000

THE PLACE: Inside and out, this two-bedroom, three-bathroom row house in one of the Toronto’s hottest neighborhoods is the ideal home for a new family or a pair of up-and-coming young professionals. After a complete gutting and full-scale renovation in 2007, the house looks and feels brand new while still fitting into its traditional Victorian neighbourhood.

BRAGGING RIGHTS: The bright blue paint job, slatted wood detailing and manicured landscaping exude the kind of curbside charm that will make your neighbours wonder who the architect was.

BIG SELLING POINT: The backyard. Complete with integrated automated lighting, a bubble-rock fountain, two separate sitting areas—one with Nova Scotia slate—and a custom-designed garden by Mark Cullen, it’s the kind of space that makes any of the local patios seem completely redundant.

POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: The busy, fun-filled locale isn’t for everybody. The house is an urban oasis in so many ways—but the nearby College, Dundas and Ossington strips don’t exactly promise quiet, restful nights.


• $4,095 in taxes
• 3 bathrooms
• 2 bedrooms
• 2 backyard sitting areas
• 1 ensuite study
• 1 private front balcony
• 1 bubble-rock fountain