Robert   Nardi

Robert Nardi

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RE/MAX Premier Inc., Brokerage*

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Robert   Nardi

Robert Nardi

Broker

RE/MAX Premier Inc., Brokerage*

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Davenport

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Overview

Davenport is a quiet centrally located neighbourhood that features modest single family houses, convenient public transit and a close proximity to downtown Toronto.

The four blocks from Christie Street to Shaw Street, immediately south of Davenport Road, are part of the Frankel Lambert housing co-operative which contains private homes as well as Cityhome rental units and senior citizen accommodations.
 

History

Davenport's history can be traced back thousands of years, to the days when Davenport Road was used as an ancient foot path by the First Nations people seeking an overland route between the Humber and Don Rivers.

Davenport Road continued to be an important passageway, for French Fur traders in the 1600's, and for the first European settlers who arrived in this area in the 1790's. One of these early settlers was Ensign John McGill, the original owner of 'Davenport' house, after whom this neighbourhood is named.

Davenport was primarily a farming community until 1861, when the Northern Railway opened a line just south of here. The Railway attracted industry to this area, and a small village named Davenport emerged.

Davenport amalgamated with the Village of West Toronto Junction in 1889. Then in 1909, Davenport was annexed by the City of Toronto. Residential development of this neighbourhood began shortly thereafter.

In the early 1800s, Toronto was still largely covered in forest and it was very difficult to travel from one community to another to engage in commerce or social visits.

However, Toronto’s early European settlers did find a handful of First Nations trading routes that they would adopt as a means of passage through various parts of the city.

One of these early Toronto roads was Davenport Road an ancient First Nations footpath that was part of an overland route connecting Montreal to Niagara. Davenport Road was heavily used by French fur traders in the 1600s and later by the first European settlers to this area in the 1790s.

In the early 1800s the Davenport trail was converted into a roadway by a private company that built and maintained the road in return for tolls that all users of this roadway were required to pay.

There were five tollgates built between the Humber and Don Rivers. Miraculously one of these tollkeepers cottages was flagged by a local resident who had information that the structure next door to her home on nearby Howland Avenue had been relocated from Davenport Road and was a former tollkeepers cottage. A second former resident collaborated her story.

Extensive research by local history experts validated this finding and immediate steps were made to preserve and restore the tollkeepers cottage which was sitting in the path of development. After many generous volunteer hours and donations and many years of hard work The Tollkeeper’s Cottage formerly known as Tollgate #3 was finally moved back to its rightful place in a bucolic park setting on the northwest corner of Davenport Road and Bathurst Street. The Tollkeeper’s Cottage is believed to be the only early tollhouse still surviving anywhere in Canada.

The Tollkeeper’s Cottage was officially opened on July 1, 2008. It is open to the public on Saturdays and has an addition which accommodates school groups and other events. For more information on The Tollkeeper’s Cottage visit their website www.tollkeeperscottage.ca
 

Homes

Davenport's rows of attached late Victorian style houses were built between 1900 and 1929. Some of these houses have been replaced with newer semi-detached homes.

The Frankel Lambert townhouses, built in the early 1980's, include brick and wood exteriors, front porches, and private backyards. Some low and medium rise apartment buildings for seniors are located along Christie Street and Shaw Street.

davenport homes

Schools

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Lifestyle

The south side of Davenport Road contains a small selection of convenience-type stores that are within walking distance of this neighbourhood.

The shops spread out along Dupont Street include the Galleria Mall, a major grocery store, a hardware centre and a variety of restaurants.
 

Recreation

Davenport residents are located near the Wallace Emerson Community Centre at 1260 Dufferin Street. This multi purpose facility includes an indoor pool, a gymnasium, and four floodlit tennis courts that double as an artificial ice rink in the wintertime.

Hillcrest Park, at the north-west corner of Davenport Road and Christie Street, offers a spectacular view of the city skyline and Lake Ontario. This picturesque park has four tennis courts, a wading pool, and a children's playground.

Melita Park has a playground and a wading pool, while the South Park has swings, a playwall, and bocce courts.

The Davenport Branch of the Toronto Public Library has programs for children and preschoolers.

davenport park

Transportation

The Davenport neighbourhood is criss-crossed by a network of bus lines that run on Dufferin, Dovercourt, Ossington, Bathurst Dupont, and Davenport. These bus routes connect passengers to either the St.Clair West or Dupont subway stations.

Motorists are ten to fifteen minutes from downtown and approximately twenty minutes from Toronto's major expressways.
 

At a glance, the Average Price of a home in Davenport is about $972,222. Mostly 2 Storey, 3 bedroom homes.

If you'd like to know what your home is worth, please Contact Us today.

The Solds below represent sold properties on the MLS system for the time frame marked below. The properties are sold from all realtors who have access to the Toronto MLS system. If you want a detailed specific list for your area and type of your home please contact us. Thank You.

Recently Sold Homes South of Davenport Road

Street Name Price Type Style Bed Bath Kitchen Garage Sold Date (m/d/y)
Somerset Ave. $1,100,000 Detached 2-Storey 3 1 1 Detached 4/18/2019
Brandon Ave. $775,000 Semi-Detached 2-Storey 2 2 1 None 4/15/2019
Marchmount Rd. $1,100,000 Semi-Detached 2-Storey 3 3 1 None 4/9/2019
Davenport Rd. $769,000 Att/Row/Twnhouse 2-Storey 3 2 1 Detached 4/3/2019
Rains Ave. $901,000 Semi-Detached 2-Storey 3 2 1 None 3/21/2019
Westmoreland Ave. $900,000 Detached 2-Storey 2 1 1 Attached 3/6/2019
Davenport Rd. $975,000 Semi-Detached 2-Storey 3 3 1 None 2/22/2019
Marchmount Rd. $1,200,000 Semi-Detached 2-Storey 5 4 3 None 1/22/2019
Marchmount Rd. $1,030,000 Semi-Detached 2-Storey 2 2 1 Detached 1/11/2019

At a glance, the Average Price of a condo in Davenport is about $714,600. Mostly 2 bedroom condo apartments.

Street Name Price Type Style Bed Bath Kitchen Garage Sold Date (m/d/y)
Chandos Ave. $800,000 Condo Apt Loft 2 1 1 Surface 3/14/2019
Chandos Ave. $840,000 Condo Apt Loft 2 2 1 None 11/28/2018
Chandos Ave. $605,000 Condo Apt Loft 1 1 1 Surface 8/17/2018
Chandos Ave. $758,000 Condo Apt Loft 2 1 1 None 6/6/2018
Chandos Ave. $570,000 Condo Apt Loft 1 1 1 None 3/26/2018

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**Source - Your Guide to Toronto Neighbourhoods. Maple Tree Publishing**





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Robert supports the Children's Miracle Network and the Canadian Breast Cancer Society with Every SALE!

 

For the last 25 years, I have been committed to serving my clients as a top negotiator with professionalism and ethics. Honesty, perseverance and thoroughness, combined with resourcefulness are paramount in attempting to meet my client’s needs.
I have a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in accounting. Prior to my Real Estate Career, I worked in public accounting for over 8 years. My experience in accounting offered me what I believe to be a relative and specific area of expertise, assisting my clients in formulating budgets and mortgages. Have good working knowledge in residential, commercial and new construction sales. 
I contribute some of my success to a good team of other professionals that facilitate my work, but foremost of my Team Members. Having gained the theoretical knowledge and practical experience, your confidence in me will bring you the reward of realizing your real estate goals. We service the greater Toronto and surrounding areas. I am also a participant of the Children's Miracle  Network and Canadian Breast Cancer Society. A portion of each sale I make are contributed to these networks.  I also run an annual car rally with the Firebird club of Canada to raise money for the Children's Wish Foundation. 

 

 

 

Robert Nardi:

 

* Titan Award Winner 2018 - Top 100 Teams for Re/Max Canada #33 and World#85

* Legend of Circles 2017 - Top 100 Teams for Re/Max Canada #35 and World #87

* Diamond Club 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

* Platinum Award Winner 1997-2003, 2006-2013

* Chairman's Club 2003 - 2005

* Lifetime Achievement award 2007

* RE/MAX Hall of Fame

* Registered Relocation Specialist

 



Education: B.Comm.

Specialty: Residential and Pre Construction Condos, Towns and Homes

Experience: 25 Years

Area Covered: Toronto, Vaughan, Mississauga, Brampton, North York, Etobicoke and surrounding GTA

Languages Spoken: English, French, Italian