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What You Can Get For $700,000 in Toronto

It's time for Curbed Comparisons, where you can see what's on the market at the same price point in various Toronto neighbourhoods. This week, seven listings for around $700,000.


↑ Starting off in South Riverdale, this house, listed at $729,000, comes with coffered ceilings and a sweet deck off the master bedroom, plus an eye-popping blue-green ensuite. It's on Allen Avenue, an almost-hidden little street tucked in off Broadview Avenue and north of Dundas Street: homes here are mostly well-kept old Victorians and there's a pretty little park(ette) on the south side of the street.


↑ Quiet loners will appreciate this unassuming fixer-upper in the Scarborough Bluffs, listed at $700,000. It's the only house on its street, and has had the same owner for 75 years. It also comes with an amazing lake view, so you could sit out and watch for pirates or whales or something, unless the proposed wind farm is ever built.


↑ Here's a three-bedroom stone backsplit on Brahms Avenue in Hillcrest Village, asking price $738,800. It has great midcentury-modern reno potential—the basement is crying out for a wet bar, and just look at that carport. The lurid faux-Tiffany kitchen fixture is included in the deal. Yay.


↑ Tell your friends you live in a historic mansion. This heritage-designated house on Annette, originally known as The Birches, was built for Toronto pianomaker Theodor August Heintzman in 1889. Now it's been split up into several condo units that you don't have to be a millionaire to afford—at $722,000, you just need to be three-quarters of a millionaire.


↑ Squat little bungalow in Etobicoke, with garage tucked in underneath. For $737,000 there's not a lot of room inside, but there's plenty of back yard (plus a spa and a hot tub) and Lake Ontario is just a block or so away. Good for minimalists who don't mind mosquitoes.


↑ Despite the fact that it faces southwest and is flooded with sunlight, this $699,000 two-plus-one bedroom condo on Broadview still manages to feel gloomy. All those dark walls and furniture and gleaming objets look dramatic but give the place a bit of an 'evil-mastermind's lair' vibe. And what's with the big X in front of the tchotchkes? 'Don't touch my jaguar, Mister Bond.'


↑ Listing at $710,000, this rancher near Islington Avenue and the Queensway is everyone's Nana's house. Look at the fancy living room furniture; it's like they just took the plastic off for the photos. Chandeliers! A rumpus-room basement! The avocado-green bathroom! Nothing about this 70s time-capsule isn't fantastic. · Celebrating the Built Heritage of the Junction [Inside Toronto]
· Curbed Comparisons Archives [Curbed Toronto]