Rental of the Week: $6,500 per month for a designer apartment near High Park

Rental of the Week: $6,500 per month for a designer apartment near High Park

Address: 552 Indian Road
Neighbourhood: High Park
Agent: Martin Schoenberg and Marianne Tasker, Toronto Luxury Rentals
Price: $6,500 per month

The place

A furnished two-bedroom apartment on the ground floor of a house with 13-foot ceilings, located near Bloor and Dundas.

The interior is skillfully decorated:


There are two bedrooms. Here’s one of them:


And here’s the master bedroom:


The master bedroom’s en suite bathroom has doors to the back patio:


And there’s a large courtyard:


The history

The house was built in 1938. When its present owners, one of whom is interior designer Trevor Kruse, bought the place in 2012, it had already been converted into three 1,000-square-foot apartments. They gutted the interior and built a two-storey addition at the front of the house to create two “bigger and better” furnished suites, instead of three. The ground-floor unit now has a master bedroom with a walk-in closet and an 800-square-foot courtyard. Kruse’s office is on the lower level, and the upper apartment is accessible by elevator.

Major perk

The great room (a.k.a. kitchen, living and dining area) is bright and airy for dinner parties, with six 12-foot windows and four Juliet balconies:

The apartment for rent at 552 Indian Road

Possible deal breaker

The laundry facilities are in the master bedroom’s walk-in closet. Tossing in a load of towels before bedtime is sonically inadvisable:


By the numbers

• $6,500 per month
• 3,000 square feet
• 13-foot ceilings
• 2 bedrooms
• 2 bathrooms
• 2 fireplaces
• 2 parking spaces
• 1 courtyard