When a Google search for “embattled Toronto mayor” returns 31,200,000 results, you know it hasn’t been a great week for the mayor’s office.
As Mayor Rob Ford was being skewered by American late night hosts from Colbert to Kimmel and starring in a truly bizarre Taiwanese animated YouTube video, we were watching in dismay, wondering what revelation (or series of revelations) will cause Twitter to blow up next.
While reading the seemingly endless news reports on the “situation,” we’ve become obsessed with the home at 15 Windsor Road in Etobicoke, the alleged crack house for which Mayor Ford reportedly may have been paying the utility bills.
Located at Kipling Avenue and Dixon Road, the house has become a source of keen interest ever since the photo of the mayor posing with three alleged gang members was released last May.
Being preoccupied with all things real estate, we naturally began scouring every source imaginable for more info on the house and the neighbourhood it’s located in. Here are some fast facts on 15 Windsor Road and the Kingsview Village community where it sits:
- A bungalow at 51 Windsor Road, just down the street from 15 Windsor Road, sold for $586,000 at the end of October. It was listed at $550,000 and spent six days on the market according to the MLS. (Tweet this fact)
- 15 Windsor Road is located in the Toronto Real Estate Board district W09 which includes the neighbourhoods Kingsview Village-The Westway, Willowridge-Martingrove-Richview and Humber Heights.
- The average price for a single detached home in the area in October was $605,060. (Tweet this fact)
- The average days spent on market for a home in the area was 19 in October. The TREB average for October was 27 days spent on market. (Tweet this fact)
- The most common dwelling type in the Kingsview Village-The Westway area is apartments with five or more units with 4,665 dwellings (according to 2011 City of Toronto numbers).
- Within the neighbourhood, 50 per cent of residents were between 25 and 64, 21 per cent were children between 0 and 14, 16 per cent were seniors (65+) and 13 per cent were youth between 15 and 24 (according to 2011 City of Toronto numbers).
- The average family income for Kingsview Village-The Westway is $72,283.
- There are three schools located in close proximity to the home, St. Maurice Separate School, Kingsview Village Junior School and the already familiar Don Bosco Catholic Secondary School.