$2.7 million for a converted haberdashery in Little Portugal


Piece: Little Portugal
Agent: Yvonne O’HaraRE/MAX Prime Properties – Unique Group, Brokerage
Price: $2,749,000
Previously sold for: $550,000, in 2009
Last renovation: 2010

The place

A two bedroom, three bathroom semi-apartment, located in the village of Brockton. The place has a red brick facade with large storefronts. At the back, there is a patio and a courtyard.

Inside, there are 2,100 square feet of living space over two floors. Another bonus: a 360-square-foot rooftop terrace, accessible by a staircase on the second floor.

Built in the 1880s, this property was originally a coal and lumber warehouse, before becoming a haberdashery in the 1950s. The owner lived upstairs with his family, while operating his store upstairs. before.

The store was closed after the owner died in the 1970s, but his widow continued to live there until 2009 when she sold the place to its current owner.

In 2010, the owner, an architect, spent $600,000 to gut and renovate the place, which was in poor condition – the facade was crumbling, the floors were rotting and the roof was sagging.

Over the next six months, the owner built a new facade, added supports for the original brick walls, and added a new roof. She moved in shortly thereafter. After deciding to downsize, the owner now lists the location.


Here is the hearth. During the renovations, the owner moved the main entrance to the side of the building:

The vestibule leads to the kitchen, which has Bosch appliances, quartz countertops and original maple flooring:

This breakfast area features an oak display case and a custom bench for guests. The owner has kept the original exposed red brick walls:

Next to the kitchen, the dining room has original exposed brickwork and engineered oak floors. The sideboard is a family heirloom made in Kincardine, Ontario:

In the living room, the owner has installed a built-in oak media cabinet and shelving unit, as well as oak window and door surrounds. In addition, there is a wood fireplace and an exit to the backyard:

Upstairs, the master bedroom has a custom oak vanity and a view of the backyard:

The master bedroom walk-in:

This ensuite three-piece master bathroom has a deep soaking tub and French limestone walls and flooring:

Currently used as an office, the second bedroom has engineered oak flooring and a built-in office overlooking Dundas Street:

The second bedroom has an adjoining three-piece bathroom. Like the main bathroom, its walls and floor are in French limestone:

The partially finished basement has seven-foot ceilings and 550 square feet of storage space:

There is a cedar terrace and a built-in planter on the roof terrace:

In the backyard of almost 500 square feet, there is a small stone patio and a barbecue area:


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