Grange Park NEIGHBOURHOOD GUIDE
4 Homes for sale | 6 Homes for rent
Toronto homes for sale in Grange Park range from ornamental Victorians to condos and townhomes.
Village by the Grange is the most well-known Grange Park condominium. Built in the early 1980’s, it was one of the city’s first mixed-use buildings with residential condos, stores and office spaces. There are newer townhouses added to the complex. One Park Lane condos also offer really great value from a cost per sqft perspective and generous suite sizes.
For those looking for houses in Grange Park, if the coveted, historic mansions along streets like Beverly are out of reach, there are a few Victorian rows to be found; many are still in original condition however and require a large reno-budget on top of purchase price.
In other words, if you're not open to condo living, this area's best suited to affluent buyers.
Young professionals and empty nesters who like to have art in their lives and are seeking a larger-than-average condo unit at a fair price.
As well, highly affluent professionals looking for a character-rich, historic home in the heart of Toronto.
Grange Park is best known for Chinatown and its artsy neighbours the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Ontario College of Art & Design. It’s no surprise then that it’s a favourite neighbourhood of artists and bohemian-types looking for houses for sale in Toronto close to galleries, restaurants and coffee shops.
It’s superbly positioned; residents enjoy a breadth of Toronto offerings from the shopping along Queen West to the dining pleasures of Chinatown. There's also a lovely shopping and dining district along Baldwin Street, lined with charming cafés and internationally-inspired restaurants.
Why We Love Grange Park
Its Got Daringly Artistic Neighbours
The Art Gallery of Ontario stands as one of the finest examples of architectural transformations to come out of the wave of cultural investment that changed the face of Toronto. The Frank Gehry-designed building is a flagship for the neighbourhood and the new and refurbished interior spaces are breathtaking.
The Ontario College of Art and Design also undertook a massive building project with its unique and exuberant stilted “table-top” extension, giving local residents a lot to admire and debate on their neighbourhood walks.
The Park’s Undergoing a Massive Revitalization
The AGO and Galen Weston have joined forces with local residents and the city to transform Grange Park. Once the heart of one of Toronto’s most elite neighbourhoods, the Park has fallen into neglect. But that’s all about to change.
A large-scale revitalization project is underway including a landscape architecture plan to create a striking environment along with new ideas on how to make the park more interactive and welcoming to the community. The target completion date is the end of 2015.
Because Who Doesn’t Love Chinese Dumplings?
Okay, so it’s not just the dumplings. It’s the noodle soup. And the Chinese broccoli. And the Peking duck. You get the picture. And it’s not just Chinese restaurants in this vibrant area. There are plenty of diners, upscale French bistros, Irish pubs and more to suit every taste.
The variety of food and number of restaurants is almost overwhelming. You could sample a different establishment every week for nearly two years and never leave your ‘hood.