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House of the week: 94 Amelia Street

Posted by Staff / April 22, 2014

94 Amelia Street TorontoIt doesn't get much more adorable than 94 Amelia Street. Located on a quiet stretch of Cabbagetown, this Victorian cottage is cute as a button. Don't let the quaint outside deceive you, however. The interior has been extravagantly renovated. It's a tale of two houses with a modern kitchen and bathrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a vaulted ceiling on the second floor. It's a modern house inside a Brothers Grimm fairytale cottage. You might not want to replicate the pseudo-Versailles look in the living room, but that's just other people's junk anyway.

This house makes full use of the outdoor space in this leafy neighbourhood. French doors open onto the backyard, and the bedrooms on the second and third floor both open onto balconies. A dipping pool in the backyard may not be at the top of your "must haves" list, but it sure won't hurt when the humidity of July and August set in. And if you're longing for more greenery, it's only a short walk to Riverdale Park -- perfect for families with kids, or dogs, or, frankly, just people.

94 Amelia StreetSPECS

  • Address: 94 Amelia St
  • Price: $1,975,000
  • Lot Size: 20 x 129 ft
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Parking Spaces: 4
  • Taxes: $6,746.38
  • Walk Score: 90


  • Great location on a quiet Cabbagetown Street
  • Fully renovated with modern kitchens and bathrooms
  • Floor to ceiling windows throughout the home
  • Four car parking (double car garage + 2 separate places)

94 Amelia StreetGOOD FOR

Cabbagetown lovers. A house couldn't be much more reflective of the Cabbagetown vibe than this one. And only a short walk from both Riverdale Farm and Parliament Street, this house is smack dab in the middle of the neighbourhood. Stop for a coffee at Jet Fuel after a bike ride, or take the dog to the weekly farmers market in Riverdale Park, and you can embrace this community within the city.

94 Amelia StreetMOVE ON IF

Alhough the house could be toned down with different furniture and decorations (maybe leopard print carpet isn't your thing, for example), it's never going to have a rustic cottagey feel. Oh, and the feigned elegance of the decor is reflected in the price tag. Even for the coveted Cabbagetown, a near $2 Million dollar price tag is pretty steep. Start counting your pennies!


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Writing by Isabel Ritchie



Rob / April 22, 2014 at 08:56 am
Nice house, tacky furniture. Seems very overpriced for the size of the house and the lot size.
O. Chow / April 22, 2014 at 09:28 am
I'll take it for 1.5
Stigmym / April 22, 2014 at 09:49 am
Carpet in the kitchen? Gross.
Andrew / April 22, 2014 at 09:59 am
I've been to several cocktail parties at this house. The fancy furniture is only downstairs in the living room, contemporary elsewere. The owners are a nice couple. And trust me the house looks better in person. They usually decorate the outside for Christmas, and add a six foot wreath at the top of the front gable!
Bonnie / April 22, 2014 at 10:12 am
Four car parking in Cabbagetown is incredible!
Guy / April 22, 2014 at 10:30 am
Why does a two million dollar home pay under $7,000 in property taxes? It should be $15,000
Anne Fraser / April 22, 2014 at 10:54 am
I too have been in this lovely home, it is a warm and unique home.
One buys a house not the furniture,
Bart / April 22, 2014 at 10:55 am
Beautiful home. Looks like a lot of thought and care went into decorating, etc.
Don / April 22, 2014 at 11:11 am
db / April 22, 2014 at 11:50 am
Where the hell are people getting this pretend money from?

It's scares me how gilded this city has become.
BTW / April 22, 2014 at 12:54 pm
The price on this home is just fine. It's over 3500 sq feet, 10 mins from the CBD, with a pool and 4 car parking. Another house a stone's throw away went for $2.4M recently- 100% of asking. There will be multiple offers on this place once the right buyer finds it. Detached homes in Prime downtown are costly.
mike / April 22, 2014 at 01:01 pm
linden / April 22, 2014 at 01:13 pm
I love the house, really cute and if I could afford million dollar house I would consider. The immediate neighborhood, shown on Google maps, is very cozy with small quite leafy streets; However the close proximity to Parliament street,St James Town is kind of a deal breaker.
d / April 22, 2014 at 01:22 pm
Beautiful ... get used to pricey in the city, folks!
bob loblaw / April 22, 2014 at 01:34 pm
Like how the feature says living near Jet Fuel is a plus. A plus that is if you like rudeness, attitude and deafening music.
M / April 22, 2014 at 02:02 pm
gold furniture and rugs in every room... yeap persian..
liz / April 22, 2014 at 02:08 pm
terrible carpets but pretty house
Jacob / April 22, 2014 at 06:21 pm
It sold in 2008 for 1.13M at Toronto housing appreciation rates it should be listed at 1.4- 1.6M .
2M now ?----No Way !

It is also only 2 Bedrooms , if you visited the place you would know there's no chance for an extra bedroom in the basement.

4 Parking ---that's GREAT. In ground Hot Tub ? Not sure.
Jacob replying to a comment from Guy / April 22, 2014 at 06:25 pm
Because it never sold yet for 2M , last sold for 1.13M .
2M is optomistic.
#FordMoreYears / April 22, 2014 at 09:46 pm
Mayor ROB FORD to hand out community safety awards. ROB FORD!/article/5356ffe3ec0691d6f70005a4-mayor-rob-ford-to-hand-out-community-safety-awards
rob ford / April 22, 2014 at 09:50 pm
No way this pink faced cherubic Mayor is handing out community awards except I get some crack, by cracky! Gobble, gobble, gobblygook!
John Labatt / April 23, 2014 at 07:06 am
2m ??? That is a price for a moron.. for 2 bedrooms come on… I would pay 425k for this, nothing more…Heck even less.. Considering this house has been paid off 100x over. The price is ridiculous for how small it is. As well Cabbagetown is getting over ridden with crime. Speaking from experience, I live in cabbagetown..
Joe / May 13, 2015 at 03:55 pm
This home is awesome inside and out. Haters gonna hate- because they can't afford it. A beautiful Powell and Bonnell masterpiece!
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