32 Rusholme Park Crescent Unit 37 – ON MARKET JUNE 2019
32 Rusholme Park Crescent, Unit 32 … Little Portugal, Downtown Toronto. A townhome brownstone that inspires freedom, lifestyle and affordability in the heart of one of the best, family-friendly pockets of Downtown Toronto. Nearly 1800 Square Feet on 3 levels with 2 tremendous balconies/terraces with dreamy skyline views of Toronto.
We have been selling homes in Little Portugal for many years. Always imagining the future for this neighbourhood. The issue was always the lack of beautifully made homes for sale. “Lack of Inventory”.
32 Rusholme Park Crescent Town House 37 is answering that call. A rare, safe, Gated Community in the heart of Toronto’s West Queen West and Little Portugal.
3 Bedrooms, 3 lovely baths on 2 levels. Underground parking, private grassy yard, balconies with stunning Toronto skyline.
Finding a beautifully updated home in a private, exclusive condo Townhouse setting is something you would expect in a suburb. This is how you will feel here, instead of feeling like you’re in a downtown core.
Large, open concept eat-in kitchen. Stone counters, under-mount oversized sink, Two separate dining and family areas on one floor, with a walkout balcony.
3 Bedrooms on the upper level with a huge Master with its own ensuite, and one of the bedrooms is endowed with a large walkout balcony with gorgeous view of the Skyline.
WANT TO LEARN ABOUT THIS PROPERTY FROM THE OWNER’S OWN POINT OF VIEW?
Here is what an owner thinks about living at 32 Rusholme Park Crescent, Unit 37
This spacious townhouse features three bathrooms, three bedrooms, and tons of space for cooking, dining, entertaining, or peaceful rest. It even comes with a private single-car garage, and for those who have multiple vehicles, street parking permits are available and reasonably priced.
Living inside of a gated complex within downtown Toronto has many advantages, including privacy and security. The neighbours are friendly, safe, and look out for one another. I travelled for work for 6 years, and during that time I felt confident knowing that my house would still be standing when I returned, and I wouldn’t have to worry about the risk of theft or robbery. During my time living at the townhouse unit, we didn’t have a single incident where security was compromised. Say goodbye to annoying door-to-door salesmen, solicitors, and pesky flyers. The unit comes with a Ring Doorbell, which provides peace of mind for those away from home, as well as security, smart motion-sensing video capture and archiving, and phone alerts when activity is detected or the doorbell is rung.
Living in Unit 37 has been wonderful in terms of privacy. It’s a corner unit at the end of the property, which provides peace and quiet, sheltered away from the busy streets, and hustle and bustle of Toronto. The townhouse complex is a hidden oasis in the middle of the city.
The townhouse has been upgraded with many digital Z-Wave smart switches and dimmers, which are compatible with many automation platforms (ex: Alexa, Google Home, Vera, etc.) The unit also comes equipped with a programmable Nest thermostat and Ring doorbell. It’s a luxury to be able to turn on or off lighting scenes from your phone or a remote, answer the doorbell from anywhere in the world, have the front door light automatically turn off or on based on the time of the sunrise or sunset, or being able to remotely adjust the climate of the house after you leave or on your way home.
I have many fond memories of get-togethers hosted inside the townhouse, out on the two upper and lower balconies, in the back yard, grilling on the BBQ (not included) on the lower balcony, and dining with a beautiful view of the Toronto skyline from the upper. It’s difficult to find similar amenities to what this property has to offer. Imagine having your own back yard in the city to garden, host outdoor celebrations, or just to relax and catch some rays.
Coffee at Starbucks or one of the many neighbouring local coffee shops, workouts at the nearby YMCA or community centre, dining at a selection of the many fine restaurants along College street, yoga at a nearby studio, walking over to enjoy the weather in Dufferin Grove or Trinity Bellwoods Park, a quick trip to High Park or Queen West, or being able to quickly escape the city through one of the many nearby artery roads; this area has it all! The neighbourhood is friendly, safe, and a place that you can feel proud to call home. If you enjoy the smell of fresh baked cookies and chocolate, the nearby Cadbury factory adds a wonderfully beautiful scent to the air of the neighbourhood which we enjoyed, just don’t complain about getting hungry when you leave the windows open in the summer months.
Maintenance / Improvements
Over the years we’ve had some significant improvements made to the townhouse complex; including new driveways, new front staircases, and neighbours who have volunteered to plant and maintain the upkeep of the front gardens. The maintenance fees are used towards snow removal and salting in the winter (yes, no more shovelling or laying down salt on the steps, it’s done for you!), clean-up, maintenance, and repair of the common elements, outdoor window cleaning of the residences, and building a healthy reserve fund for the future maintenance of common elements.
Amount personally spent on improvements:
$5000 – Driveways
$35,000 – Staircases
The appliances in the townhouse have been well-maintained. Over the years, repairs, maintenance, upgrades, and replacements have been performed on the furnace, the fridge, the garage door, the dishwasher, the oven, as well as the washing machine and dryer. These appliances have been looked after well, and should perform well for years down the road.
The unit also comes with a Tesla home wall charger for 72 amps of charging power for electric vehicles, and an upgraded 200 AMP (not 100% sure, might want to check the panel if you use this) for all of your electrical requirements.
Condo Board / Property Management
The condo board is made up of like-minded neighbours who work diligently together, donating their free time and resources to meet own a regular basis to continuously improve the townhouse complex. The board works hard to ensure that the best interests of the homeowners are met. I’ve personally been on the condo board for over 6 years now, and I’ll be resigning as the President. Over the years we’ve faced our share of complex improvement projects, maintenance work, budget / financial reviews, vendor management, and the management and resolution of residents’ issues. From being conservative in budgeting/spending and only increasing condo fees a minimum amount when required, to being an escalation path for residents who have issues with their property or the quality of services provided by vendors, I can feel proud that I helped contribute towards a condo board that is transparent, responsive, unbiased, and courteous.
The property management company that the condo board employs are helpful, knowledgeable, and quick to take action when required. I’ll admit that at first I was hesitant to live under the rules of a condo board, but I quickly realized how advantageous it was to have everything managed for you, to be able to escalate any concerns, and who work with the residents to resolve issues and make improvements. We even have a community event every summer where you can meet your neighbours and celebrate together. I joined the condo board to help influence the decisions made in the best interest of all of the residents and their properties, and found them to be quite reasonable.