There is this little neighbourhood of big homes, known as Lorraine Gardens that can be found on the North-east corner of Burnhamthorpe and Martin Grove, along the western banks of the Mimico Creek. This unique neighbourhood is really just three streets – Lorraine Gardens, Appleby Road and the dead-end street of Appleby Court. The neighbourhood has very large lot sizes like 120 feet of frontage by 300 feet of depth or another lot that is 120 feet across by 610 feet deep. This makes the distance between homes greater and contributes to the relaxed country-like feel of the area. Given the lot sizes, the neighbourhood is well suited to some very large mansion-sized homes. The orginal homes of the area were simple, spacious bungalows of the early 1960’s. Nothing really special. But the lot sizes are really valuable. So, needless to say this is an area that is popular for tearing down the existing original bungalows and putting up 5,000 to 6,000 sq foot homes. Lots of this size are not common to find anywhere in the City of Toronto, so this little pocket of Etobicoke is really special.
There are very few homes that change hands here. People like the Lorraine Gardens neighbourhood and chose not to leave this area! While the older bungalows are nicely appointed and in generally good repair, properties that do come up for sale are more likely to be candidates for rebuilding.
If this is an area of Etobicoke that you are thinking of buying an home or selling a home be sure to get the assistance of Ralph Evans – your Etobicoke real estate agent.
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