Beaconsfield Village NEIGHBOURHOOD GUIDE
17 Homes for sale | 14 Homes for rent
Toronto homes for sale in Beaconsfield Village are made up largely of Victorian semi-detached and row houses from the 1880s and 1890s.
There are many renovated houses for sale to be found in this area for those looking for a turn-key property. However, there are also plenty of original condition Beaconsfield Village homes which, if you’re willing to put in the sweat equity or have the budget for a full-scale renovation, can mean serious value appreciation for the savvy homebuyer.
Toronto lofts in Beaconsfield are really all about one building–the coveted Argyle Lofts. The Argyle Lofts are a fine example of a true Toronto hard loft conversion. Toronto condos in Beaconsfield include the showstopper 8G condo on Gladstone, a new 8-storey building with sleek interiors just steps to the trendy Gladstone Hotel and the Drake Hotel, its predecessor the 2G condos and the popular Bohemain Embassy on Queen, among a handful of others.
Artistically-inclined couples and families looking for character-filled houses for sale in Toronto in an edgy yet established neighbourhood.
As well, young professionals looking for a condo or loft in a vibrant, self-contained, walkable neighbourhood for a small community feel that you just can't get with downtown Toronto condos in The Core.
This centrally located neighbourhood has a large Portuguese population and a booming arts and music scene. The raw grit of a decade ago has matured into a more refined artistic vibe (think the Drake) but for those who like edge, don’t fret, there’s still plenty to be found. Its ability to hold on to many mom and pop shops over the years has helped keep this area feeling unique with a sense of history.
This area is a great choice for people who want exposure to the Toronto arts scene but are ready to give up Queen West condos and live/work artists’ lofts for a “proper” residential home on a tree-lined street. Beaconsfield Village homes for sale offer that rare mix of historic charm in an edgy, vibrant neighbourhood.
Why We Love Beaconsfield Village
It’s Toronto’s Hippest Scene
Toronto’s West Queen West district, found here in Beaconsfield, was heralded by Vogue in their September 2014 issue as the second coolest neighbourhood in the world.
Falling just behind the number one spot awarded to Tokyo’s Shimokitazawa neighbourhood, West Queen West Toronto was acclaimed for its plethora of indie retailers and galleries, emerging homegrown labels, unique array of restaurants and bars.
We’d like to add one more to this list: its accessible and friendly vibe that’s oh-so Toronto.
It Respects the Arts
This is the home of the West Queen West Art and Design District including some of the city’s best independent galleries. Those with a free afternoon on their hands will love wandering along Queen Street just to see what they can see.
Relative Affordability of Houses
The affordability of an un-renovated property in the high six-figures is up for debate but this truly is one of the more affordable central west neighbourhoods for those who want a house versus a condo or townhouse.
This is largely thanks to the Portuguese community who have lived in the area for over 50 years, often staying in the same house, which means the area had relatively low re-sale for many decades. Now, more houses are selling and newcomers to the area can snap up an original condition home that has been well-maintained for the same price as many larger condos.
Renovated properties run higher but they still tend to sell for less than the average home price of its trendy neighbour Little Italy, making Beaconsfield easier to get into than some of the surrounding neighbourhoods.
Nightlife with a Wink
Whether it’s cabaret or karaoke at the historic Gladstone Hotel or supporting a local indie band at the Drake Underground while people dine on epicurean delights above, Beaconsfield is the kind of neighbourhood that’s trendy but doesn’t take itself too seriously.
We’ll see your wink Beaconsfield and raise you a nudge.