Timeless Elegance - Georgina Manor
Community vision of the distinguished, Mr. Robert Home Smith:
In an area deliberately developed to feel like a woodland retreat, traditional homes are located on winding streets, that offer a sense of seclusion in a setting that is central yet comfortably removed from the chaos of the city. His development plans were considered by some to be one of the most ambitious, exclusive residential housing schemes ever devised in North America.
“The house is impressive not only in overall appearance but also in the solidarity and well-built nature of its structure and fitments. However, it is when you step into the house that the high quality becomes apparent. The materials originally chosen for the interiors, including trim systems, wood for stairs and paneling, as well as floor in all principal rooms are of very high quality and design and detailing of these was well executed and finely crafted. Fortunately, these elements have been superbly maintained to a standard rarely seen. Given the caliber of the original construction, it is gratifying to see that the work done on the house during its life both in maintenance and updating has been of the same superb quality.”
Mr. Paul Roth, Arch OAA, FRAIC
Grand Georgian Manor located in Toronto steps from the historic Humber River, on Riverside Drive, once a trading route called “The Toronto Carrying Place Trail” which is the most historic and important route for 400 years linking the Humber marshes to Lake Simcoe and beyond. The importance of this route eventually led to the first two French forts, one near the present exclusive Old Mill retreat and the second at the foot of Riverside Drive, known as Fort Toronto 1 and Fort Toronto 2.
1. Three minutes drive onto the Gardiner Expressway
2. Ten minutes drive to Downtown Business & Entertainment centres
3. Twenty minutes drive to Pearson International Airport 4. 7 minute walk to Bloor-Danforth subway.
The real reward is the short drive home from the downtown core, along Lakeshore Drive & Lake Ontario, finally turning up Riverside Drive, gazing into the vista alongside the Humber River Valley, the entering this park like sanctuary home.