In this movie-mad town, a true devotee wants easy access to classic and cult films. These four homes are all close to one of the city’s best repertory theatres.
LITTLE ITALY: 301 Markham St., Unit 211. (pictured above)
The price: $445,000, maintenance fees $497
The draw: There’s a 300-square-foot terrace attached to this one-bedroom, just four blocks from The Royal Cinema. Right angles, white walls, and an unfinished concrete ceiling lend the space clean lines and a modern feel.
The catch: Like most boutique buildings, this 68-unit condo has pretty high maintenance fees. The washroom has only a shower, no bathtub. Space is at a premium, though a storage room (not just a locker) is included.
BEACONSFIELD: 7 Brookfield St.
The price: $599,000. Last sold for $140,102 (2002)
The draw: This cute rowhouse has crisp new tiling in the kitchen and bathroom, and a small, secret-garden-like yard. On Saturday afternoons, nearby bar/gallery/screening room Camera shows classic flicks and overlooked docs.
The catch: Two of the three bedrooms are about 100 square feet, none of them have much closet space, and all have broadloom (the main floor has hardwood). Queen West’s weekend hijinks will require high tolerance.
LESLIEVILLE: 83 Marjory Ave.
The price: $399,000. Last sold for $310,000 (2008)
The draw: This three-apartment house offers the chance to rent out two units for additional income, and a decent-sized backyard provides more space in nice weather. The Projection Booth around the corner is known for cult kung-fu films.
The catch: All three units have just one bedroom, so if your family expands, you’ll need to renovate. The biggest bedroom is in the top unit, but access to the decent-sized backyard is off the main floor. The few closets are rather small.
RONCESVALLES: 2154 Dundas St. W., Unit 201.
The price: $274,900, maintenance fees $217
The draw: Ten-and-a-half foot ceilings are just part of the authentic post-and-beam appeal of this studio unit in a converted 1919 feather-and-down factory. The Revue Cinema is a three-minute walk south and the subway is five minutes north.
The catch: It’s teeny-tiny, miniscule, diminutive, and wee—in case that’s not clear enough, the entire space is just about 450 square feet. The view is of the brick wall of the building next door. No bathtub.