A piece of Toronto’s political history is up for sale. The onetime home of former Toronto mayor George Reginald Geary is listed for a cool $17.7 million through Sotheby’s.
Its eight-figure price tag puts the mayoral manor among the most expensive homes for sale right now in Toronto, where the average resale price was $916,567 as of March, according to the local real estate board.
It also makes it considerably pricier than Donald Trump’s childhood home, which sold for a picayune-by-comparison $2.14 million USD just last month, the New York Times reports.
“Only once in a lifetime such a celebrated property becomes available,” reads the exclusive online listing for 124 Park Road in southern Rosedale, one of Toronto’s most affluent neighbourhoods.
The 12,000-square-foot historic mansion, which dates back to 1857, is located on a sprawling lot measuring roughly one acre, so hosting mixers of Ford Festian proportions shouldn’t be a problem.
Inside, there are two kitchens, five bedrooms and nine bathrooms, as well as a wine cellar and recreation room set up for ball-hockey matches in the basement.
And forget an inlaw suite — this ostentatious estate has a separate guest house out back that’s accessible via a private tunnel.
Geary, who had a brief stint as mayor from 1910 to 1912 before quitting to offer legal services for the City, lived in the home from the 1920s up until the 1950s, says the listing.