House of the Week: $530,000 for a cute townhouse two blocks from Trinity Bellwoods Park
The Place: A two-bedroom townhouse on a narrow street between the hipster meccas of Ossington Avenue and Trinity Bellwoods Park.
Bragging Rights: Only a 30-second jaunt from the park, you can literally run home to use the bathroom (or refresh your cooler) between rounds of bocce ball.
Big Selling Point: Turns out you don’t need to be a millionaire to buy a house in this neighbourhood. For the price of a mid-sized condo, you get two bedrooms, an open-concept main floor and a miniature back yard.
Possible Deal Breaker: In small spaces, some rooms have to serve dual purposes. In this case, the second bedroom doubles as an office and the laundry room is tucked in the bathroom.
By The Numbers:
• $2,884.28 in property taxes (2012)
• 2 bedrooms
• 2 storeys
• 2 outdoor spaces
• 1 bathroom
• 1 fireplace