Logan Avenue is one of the main streets in North Riverdale, extending all the way from Gerrard up to the Danforth. It is a one way street heading north and is, in its own way, a representation of the community as a whole.
Here is a map of where the street is located.
South of Victor Avenue, the street is a mix of some commercial, some multi-unit residential and some single family homes. The back of the Gerrard storefronts as well as the Beer Store on the corner mean that the feel at this point is decidedly urban.
As we head north of Victor Avenue, up to Withrow Avenue, the street takes on the residential feel that makes it so attractive to house hunters. A mix of housing, with mostly semi-detached or row houses, with the occasional beautiful old detached home and even some commercial spaces renovated back to residential. With large mature trees, the street is lovely in the summer and fall.
There is a rare example of wonderful commercial and residential mix at the intersection of Withrow and Logan, where a local coffee shop, the Riverdale Perk (http://www.yelp.ca/biz/riverdale-perk-cafe-toronto-2) blends perfectly with the area. On the opposite corner to it is a recently established pet store, Petey’s Grooming and Treats (http://peteysgroomingandtreats.com/). The intersection also contains a convenience store, making it a great little spot in the midst of residential homes to get some essentials. It is great to have stores of use to the community located in the midst of it and I only wish more neighbourhoods in Toronto had such a blend.
At Bain and Logan, we see a dramatic change in the street. On the west side are housing that are part of the Bain Co-operative Apartments and on the east side is the start of Withrow Park. The co-op residences are in a phenomenal location but the housing fronting on Logan tend to show wear and the front yards accumulate clutter.
Withrow Park is of course well known for its Farmers Market and provides a large green space in the middle of the city for sport, walking and of course relaxing in the sun.
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North of Sparkhall Avenue, we see homes on the west side that are some of the best in the community. With high positioning facing Withrow Park, a number of the homes have undergone substantial renovations and are simply gorgeous. The houses are a fairly even mix of detached and semi-detached all the way up to McConnell Avenue.
From McConnell up to the Danforth, we have residential homes on both sides, mainly semi-detached and older. Just south of the Danforth on the west side is Franland Community School, complete with a swimming pool and a daycare program.
With its mix of residential, commercial, community housing, park spaces and school, Logan Avenue is a good representation of the North Riverdale community as a whole. A very desirable street with lots of great houses, it is very popular with home buyers. If you are looking to buy or sell on Logan, please contact me to discuss it further.