House of the Week: $1.4 million for a Junction home with access to all kinds of public transit

House of the Week: $1.4 million for a Junction home with access to all kinds of public transit

House of the Week: 53 Dorval Road

Address: 53 Dorval Road
Neighbourhood: Junction Area
Agent: Evelyn M. Roberts and David Anderson Oey, Harvey Kalles Real Estate
Price: $1,418,000

The Place: A sturdy red-brick home with a modern interior in Toronto’s west end.

Bragging Rights: The house is located near Bloor and Dundas, which puts it a short distance from a subway station, a GO station and a stop on the soon-to-be-completed Union Pearson Express, a rail line that will run directly to Pearson Airport. Bonus: getting on the subway so far west improves one’s odds of scoring a seat.

Big Selling Point: Though the interior looks quite modern, the exterior has been kept mostly intact—no massive glass-and-steel third-floor additions here—meaning the buyer won’t be moving into a home the neighbours already dislike.

Possible Deal Breaker: The basement is unfinished. Great for indoor floor hockey games, but not so great for lounging or sleeping.

By the Numbers:

• $1,418,000
• 2,150 square feet, approximately
• 4 bedrooms
• 3 bathrooms
• 3 outdoor decks
• 3 parking spaces
• 1 unfinished basement
• 1 nearby subway station