New Listing on Bright Street in Corktown: Toronto’s Most Unique Street
November 15, 2019
Here’s your opportunity to live on one of Toronto’s most interesting, historical and unique streets!
Corktown is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city, named after all the Irish immigrants from Cork that came to work in the factories. Bright Street (named after Thomas Bright) is filled with bay and gable homes. Adding to the charm of Bright Street is the way many of the houses have settled. Some lean forwards, some lean backwards and there’s a fun wonkyness on the street, but it’s got that old vintage yesteryear feel.
It’s pretty rare that a home comes up for sale on the street – people tend to stay there for a very long time. The homes have lovely backyards, they’re close to the park and transit and for something that’s as downtown as it is, it’s quite quiet.
In terms of conveniences and location, it’s right downtown and an easy walk to the financial core, St. Lawrence Market, Distillery and Leslieville.
The street is noteworthy enough that BlogTO wrote a piece on it a few years back, highlighting some of the unusual residents, including a former resident of 28:
“John Evoy of 28 Bright made the police blotter in 1883 when he was “arrested … by P.C. Thompson on a charge of drunkenness and larceny of various articles to procure liquor.”” For the full article, click here.
28 Bright Street was built in the late 1800s and is a three bedroom gem with an open concept living room / dining room and some wonderful updates over the past few years, including new flooring on the main level, a heated floor in the kitchen. The roof and windows have also been updated.
The asking price is $949,000. Please come visit one of my open houses this weekend, between 2pm and 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. We are accepting offers on Wednesday evening so come see it before it’s gone!!
Click here for the full listing