Winter is but a frosty memory, which means it’s time to fire up the barbecue, hook up the hot tub and get to planting those petunias. We’ve compiled the best backyard bargains to suit the griller, swimmer and gardener in your brood — plus a few extra treats, just for good measure. So take full advantage of the weather (and the times) in a place that’s equipped for all the backyard fun you can muster.
Your own secret North T.O. garden getaway
Listing price: $1,995,000
Address: 194 Inglewood Dr.
Intersection: Mount Pleasant and Inglewood
Lot: 50 feet by 125 feet
Agent: Donna and Nick Thompson
Special features: 50ft south lot, two-car garage, deck overlooking garden, granite counters, fireplace, bay window and hardwood floors
Backyard delight in Village
Escape for an afternoon of relaxation in this gorgeous Village getaway. With the hidden-away pool and beautifully manicured backyard, you’ll never know you’re just steps away from the daily grind.
Listing price: $2,150,000
Address: 68 Otter Cres.
Intersection: Avenue and Lawrence
Lot: 32 feet by 186 feet
Agent: Marion M. Alberga
Special features: Inground pool, walk-out basement, four bedrooms, five bathrooms
Nature lover’s retreat in North York
Too many neighbourhoods claim to be ‘country in the city.’ With this place, you can actually back up that claim. Nestled into a secluded stretch of forestland with plenty of room for kids to be kids.
Listing price: $2,750,000
Address: 47 Timberlane Dr.
Intersection: Bathurst and York Downs
Lot: 70 feet by 290 feet
Agent: Elli Davis
Special features: Ravine setting, study, indoor pool and spa, underground five-car garage, gas fireplace, two stoves, two fridges
Make a racquet on own Richmond Hill court
Vent no longer about those pricey tennis club fees. With your own backyard court, you can work on your follow-through day or night. Who’s up for a tennis party?
Listing price: $1,700,000
Address: 7 Fiddlers Circle
Intersection: Bathurst and Teston
Lot: 137 feet by 343 feet
Agent: Ash K. Chopra
Special features: Estate home nestled on 1.85 acres, renovated from top to bottom, indoor pool, gazebo
Border the back nine in Thornhill
Lay claim to the biggest backyard in the area. This gem backs onto the Thornhill Golf and Country Club, which means you can get in a few holes before breakfast. And during your lunch break. And then finish up after dinner. It’s a gimme!
Listing price: $2,499,000
Address: 65 Thornbank Rd.
Intersection: Yonge and Centre
Lot: 100 feet by 306 feet
Agent: Inessa Pritsker
Special features: Golf course luxury home with 12-, 14- and 17-foot ceilings, marble and hardwood floors, finished lower level and sauna.
Perfectly poolside at Yonge and Cummer
This elegantly landscaped property has a lagoon-like pool perfect for relaxing on those sunny summer days, and enough space for a season of dinner parties under the stars.
Listing price: $1,148,000
Address: 22 Tobruk Cres.
Intersection: Yonge and Cummer
Lot: 54 feet by 155 feet
Agent: Frida Arlette Carmona
Special features: Close to Yonge St., granite counters, 18-foot ceilings, in- ground pool, private veranda with skylight.