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The Matt and Ben Toronto Real Estate Team

New Toronto Listing: 68 De Grassi Street

23 February 2015

68 De Grassi Street, Riverside/Leslieville, Toronto

List price: $799,900

Just Listed by Matt Casselman & Ben Ferguson, RE/MAX Hallmark Realty

Famous De Grassi! Turn-key two family home in one of T.O.’s hippest neighbourhoods! Completely updated mechanically and cosmetically (while keeping many original features). Nothing left to do!

Large two-level suites each feature renovated kitchens and bathrooms, private laundry, and great outdoor space. Lower level features beautiful Muskoka-esque backyard. Upper level boasts a large third storey walk-out to deck with downtown Toronto skyline view. Buy this home for income- rent all units or live in one suite/rent the other! Also easily converts to large single family residence. 

Awesome Leslieville/Riverside Queen Street East location! Great curb appeal. Many updates and features (electric, windows, roof, more). 

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Please email any questions to ben@mattandben.ca. The home generates over $3000 monthly- great tenants want to stay.  A fantastic investment in a great location!

Recent Improvements


  • New main floor solid maple kitchen with built-in microwave and dishwasher.
  • Basement gut with added four-piece bath and stacked laundry.
  • Restored 2nd floor bedroom (used to be a small kitchen) with two double closets, one with stacked laundry.
  • Other closets on 2nd floor enlarged.
  • New open concept third floor living/dining/kitchen (IKEA) with built-in microwave and dishwasher and new hardwood. 3rd floor can be converted to an amazing master by changing kitchen to ensuite (reusing new plumbing), if making the house single family again.
  • New 3rd floor walk-out to rooftop deck with CN tower/city views and forest canopy.
  • Every door, door knob, hinge, light fixture and plumbing fixture has been replaced.
  • Original trim work was reproduced where the old couldn’t be restored (There is still plenty of original trim).
  • All new electrical (removal of all knobs and tube, replacement of every plug and light, new main panel, and addition of a sub panel for the upper unit).
  • Waterproofed basement.
  • Sound-proofed between units using blow in fiber insulation (between 1st floor ceiling / 2nd floor joists) and acoustic under padding under 2nd floor carpet.
  • HVAC upgraded by adding a fresh air in-take in the furnace room, a third floor air return, and an additional heating run to the front 2nd floor master bedroom and 3rd floor.
  • Pre-wired additional electrical for potential future addition of multi-head split AC (replacing existing CAC).
  • Upgraded insulation throughout.


  • All new roofs. Shingled roofs (2009); 2nd floor flat roof under the new 3rd floor deck (2009); 3rd floor flat roof which includes an additional insulation layer (2013).
  • All new double hung windows (2011).
  • Replaced rear eavestroughs.
  • Re-graded and added paving stones to front, side and rear.
  • Capped rear side foundation.
  • Replaced frost fence shared with neighbour on south with pressure treated wood fence.
  • Added outside water bib and power to 3rd floor deck.

Location and Neighbourhood

De Grassi Street is one of the East End's signature streets. Famous for the popular television show, it’s now highly regarded for its beautiful mature trees, handsome homes, and premium location; seated conveniently on the border of Riverside and Leslieville! This home is a stone's throw from trendy Queen East and some of the best restaurants, cafes, bars, shops and parks our city has to offer!  

With a Walk Score of 93 out of 100 this location is a walker’s paradise where daily errands do not require a car. A four minute walk from the 301 QUEEN, the 501 QUEEN and the 502 DOWNTOWNER at the QUEEN ST EAST AT BOULTON AVE stop. This location is in the South Riverdale neighbourhood of Toronto. Nearby parks include Jimmie Simpson Park, Thompson Street Parkette (new off-leash dog park) and Hideaway Park.

The Matt Casselman & Ben Ferguson RE/MAX Hallmark Real Estate Team