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253 Queen Street South,

img_027253 Queen Street South is a uniquely versatile property centrally located and zoned for residential and commercial uses. The property includes: photo studio space, detached 3-car garage with 2nd floor workshop. Surface parking for nine cars. Another workshop in-house with a separate studio/workshop entrance. 400 amp service. Lots of natural light with floor to ceiling windows in main floor office and 2nd floor master bedroom with converted bedroom into walk-in closet. There is an exercise room with rooftop patio and meditation room on the top floor loft and a movie theatre in the basement.

253 Queen Street is a house with 20 oversized rooms, each with it’s own function.

Situated on Queen Street South, you are walking distance to most everything that downtown Kitchener has to offer: Victoria Park, the Farmer’s Market, ViaRail and the GoTrain, Kitchener Central Library, the Tannery and the Duke Food Block.

Built in 1928, this house has eclectic old world charm. Although it is currently being used as a family home and a manufacturing/glass design art shop, this home/office is perfect for a tech start-up, a doctor’s office, an art gallery and design house and a lot of other things. It truly is one of a kind. It really is flexible and versatile.

After extensive renovations and an addition that runs up the side of the building, this home/office is flexible space malleable to the needs of its next owner.

As a family home it offers: a large centrally located home with big BIG rooms and lifestyle amenities like a small movie theatre, a large gym, a rooftop patio, a private back yard deck off the kitchen, four bathrooms, and a home office. The full floor to ceiling stained glass windows and patio doors allow for lots of natural light. It also has a 3-car garage!

As an office, there is parking for nine cars, a basement entrance leading into a studio and workshop space and a main floor entrance to the office spaces.

For the contractor/tradesman, this home with it’s massive workshops, central location, heaps of parking and office space is a dream come true.



82 Euclid Avenue in beautiful UpTown Waterloo

82 Euclid Avenue Uptown WaterlooMake your home in UpTown Waterloo at 82 Euclid Avenue. This home, steeped in local history, is one of the oldest homes (if not the very oldest) on beautiful Euclid Ave, just steps from the shops and restaurants of UpTown Waterloo and the expansive parkland of Waterloo park. Three generations have lived in this home believed to be built on the site of the former Seagram horse racing track.

Having only one owner since 1958, this home has been very well cared for. The home has a new furnace (2008), and a new roof (2005). 82 Euclid features a large country kitchen with private access to the small, cozy and secluded flagstone backyard, and main floor laundry attached to a three piece bathroom. The lot is beautifully landscaped “English garden” complete with a flagstone pathway leading into the fenced side and backyard. Like the neighbourhood, the yard is replete with mature maple, oak and spruce trees.

Back inside, upstairs, the second floor is perfect for a young family with three bedrooms and a four piece bathroom. Charming with last century features, 82 Euclid has ample sized bedrooms with large closets.


 Virtual Tour


Walk everywhere

There is parking for two cars but your family will likely only need one (or maybe none at all) as you can walk nearly everywhere from here. According to Walk Score, 82 Euclid has a score of 83 and is considered “very walkable”. Most daily errands can be accomplished on foot. Be that a trip to the grocery store, LCBO, barber shop, movie theatre, pub, park, church or cafe, they are all within less than a 20 minute walk. Specifically, some of the retailers and other businesses include: Starbucks, Valumart, Oasis Joe’s Barber Shop, David’s Tea, Honey Bake Shop, the Huether Hotel, Symposium, Beertown and the new Carl’s Jr hamburger restaurant, several banks, bookstores…even a hardware store. There are actually 47 restaurants within a 15 minute walk of 82 Euclid Avenue. From here you can walk to Thai Bistro in Belmont Village and Vincenzos and the Bauer Kitchen in midtown.

For the kids, 82 Euclid is near Waterloo Park with its mini-zoo, sports fields, playgrounds and splash pad.

For the older kids (young adults) the home is within easy distance to Wilfrid Laurier University and University of Waterloo.

You can also walk to major employers like Waterloo City Hall, WLU, UW, SunLife and the Grand River Hospital from here.

Public amenities in the neighbourhood include the Waterloo Public Library, Skatepark, Waterloo Public Square and Waterloo Swimplex…Tennis courts, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, there is even a cricket pitch.



82 Euclid is well inside what the City of Waterloo is calling “station areas” – the neighbourhoods around future LRT stops – the areas most impacted by our soon to be here light rail.

It is also on the the Iron Horse Trail, making for an easy commute by foot or bike south into downtown Kitchener or north through Waterloo Park to the University of Waterloo and the David Johnson Research and Technology Park.

If you have to drive, the expressway is about ten minutes away.


UpTown Waterloo  

What can I say about UpTown Waterloo? It is the be all and end all of Waterloo Region. It is the jewel in the crown, the quintessential and all important reality of where we are going. UpTown is the tops. It’s the Tower of Pisa. It’s the smile on the Mona Lisa.


Read: What’s it like to live in UpTown Waterloo



Empire School has long been one of the top schools in the region. It is a nice little school with a new addition and it has French Immersion.

Our Lady of Lourdes is ranked but the Frasier Institute as Waterloo Region’s top Catholic Elementary School.


MLS: X3028448


More from the blog about living in UpTown

Where is the best place to buy?

A guide to UpTown condos

How will the LRT affect property values?

Update October 10 2014: SOLD

30 Hugo Crescent – A treetop garden oasis.

hugoAt the end of a quiet court, overlooking the mature elm, oak and maple trees, unit 302 at 30 Hugo Crescent is a one-bedroom condo apartment bright and spacious with it’s open concept design and modern decor. I just love this place. In the morning when the sun comes up, the natural light streams in through the large windows that run along the length of the living room and solarium. The solarium doubles as an office. You can’t help be inspired by the setting.

It is a wonderful building, well situated near shopping and the expressway. And by the way, Hugo Crescent isn’t really a crescent; its a court – the only traffic you’ll see and hear is the traffic to and from this small building. The building amenities include a security entrance, a lovely lobby, a party room, an exercise room and a work shop – perfect for those do it yourself projects.

Unit 302 is a top floor unit. It is completely updated and decorated and with five high-end and new appliances included –  you’ll never want to leave the comforts of your new home. The kitchen has stainless appliances (including the range hood), fridge (2013), stove (2013), dishwasher (2013). There is in-suite laundry too, with stacked Samsung Front Loading washer (2011) and dryer (2011).

It’s a condo so you won’t have to worry about building insurance, garbage removal, snow removal, or landscaping. They are all included in your condo fee. Also included is water and parking.

Listed for sale at $129,900 you can’t really do much better for a small condo in Waterloo Region. The unit is beautiful. The location of 30 Hugo is excellent. The municipal taxes are even low. It is a very friendly building. As I was in over the past couple of weeks, meeting with the seller, helping with the photo crew… everyone I met was so nice. Many residents have lived here for many many years and say they wouldn’t live anywhere else.

So if you’ve ever asked yourself, “Why am I paying rent, when it would cost less to own?”, now is the time to act. Interest rates are low. Demand for great homes is high. If you’ve ever asked yourself, “Why am I still living in this big old house? It’s time to downsize”, 30 Hugo Crescent could be the place for you.



Read next: Where are the cheapest condos in Kitchener Waterloo?


Update October 1, 2014: SOLD

34 Gracefield Crescent, Kitchener

GracefieldEvery house is unique but some houses are special. 46 Gracefield Crescent is a special house. That sounds like a sales pitch (and I am trying to sell my newest listing), but it is also true. This home has so many great features, the right buyer will be so happy that they found it for many years to come.


The features


The Neighbourhood

At the end of a quiet crescent, 46 Gracefield sits on a large lot (56 feet x 120 feet), a few doors down from catholic elementary school. It is close to St Mary’s High School, shopping, the future LRT, McLennan Park, and public transportation. It is a friendly, family oriented neighbourhood. The neighbourhood is well established with mature trees and landscaping.


The Home

There is tons of space in this three bedroom back split. Enter the home into a large foyer with a slate floor. The two car garage doubles as a workshop with nine foot ceilings. The original hardwood is in the three bedrooms and on the stairs. The kitchen and living room are both of excellent size too. The laundry is on the bedroom level. Big windows let in lots of natural light.


New, new, new

The roof was replaced in 2010. The furnace was replaced in 2008 and the central air-conditioning was done the next year – 2009.


The Mortgage Payer

The in-law suite is well laid out. It is self contained with a large kitchen, living and laundry rooms. It is open concept. There is a private entrance as well.


Two of everything

34 Gracefield comes with 2 fridges, 2 stoves, 2 washers and 2 dryers.


Listed at $354,900 




Edit October 3, 2014: Sold

502 Parkview Crescent, Cambridge

502 Parkview502 Parkview Crescent, Cambridge is an affordable freehold townhouse. Handy to the 401, shopping and walk to school. Open concept kitchen, dining room. Large living room. Walkout to private and fenced backyard with large deck. Finished basement with three piece bathroom with two person shower!



New roof (2009). Updated bathroom with jacuzzi tub. Gas fireplace in dining room. Water softener owned (2013). Five appliances. Move in ready.

Also has community parking for 20 cars. Friendly neighbourhood.


Where: 502 Parkview Crescent, Cambridge


Update: September 12, 2014 SOLD