Just listed! 280 Beechgrove Dr, Scarborough

Welcome to your dream home! This beautiful 4 bedroom house with a kitchen addition on a large lot is waiting for you to make it your own. Nestled on a winding, tree-lined street, this house boasts a double car garage and is surrounded by a quiet, safe, and mature neighborhood.

As you step inside, you'll immediately notice the stunning new hardwood floors that have just been installed on the main and second floors.  The kitchen addition walks out to your deep private lot with plenty of room for outdoor activities & entertainment.

4 spacious upper bedrooms including a primary bedroom with a walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom 

But that's not all – the finished basement provides even more space for your family to spread out and make memories.  

This spacious home is nestled on a private, 166 ft deep lot overlooking wooded properties across the road.  Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to own your own piece of paradise. 

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Welcome to beautiful Beechgrove! Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to own your own piece of paradise.   The welcoming front porch overlooks wooded properties across the road.  You’ll have plenty of room for outdoor activities, entertaining or just watching nature on the private, 166 ft deep lot.

New wide plank hardwood floors grace the main and second floors.   Main floor boasts a family room with cozy fireplace & a kitchen addition. Primary bedroom with walk-in closet and en-suite bath. The finished basement has new broadloom, large rec room & 5th bedroom/office.

About West Hill

West Hill, Ontario is a vibrant community located in the eastern part of Toronto. Known for its beautiful parks, quiet streets, and friendly residents, West Hill has become a popular destination for homebuyers looking for a great place to live. So what makes West Hill such a great place to call home? 

Location and Transportation

West Hill is located in the eastern part of Toronto, bordering Lake Ontario to the south and Scarborough to the east. With easy access to Highway 401, residents can easily commute to downtown Toronto, which is just 20 minutes away. Additionally, West Hill is well-serviced by public transportation, with a number of bus routes and the nearby Guildwood GO Station providing easy access to the rest of the city.

Real Estate

The real estate market in West Hill is diverse, with a variety of housing options available to suit different needs and budgets. The neighbourhood features a mix of older, established homes and newer, modern developments. Single-family homes are the most common type of property in West Hill, with prices ranging from just under $900,000 for a small fixer-upper to over $1 million, depending on the size and location of the property.

In addition to single-family homes, there are also a number of affordable townhouses and condos available in West Hill, many of them within walking distance to Morninside Crossing plaza with grocery stores, Shoppers Drug mart and Dollarama

Parks and Recreation

One of the standout features of West Hill is its abundance of parks and green spaces. The neighbourhood is home to several large parks, including Morningside Park, Colonel Danforth Park, and East Point Park, which offer a wide range of recreational activities such as hiking, biking, and picnicking. These parks are also popular destinations for birdwatching, with a variety of bird species found in the area.  

For those who enjoy spending time on the water, the nearby Bluffers Park Marina offers access to Lake Ontario, with boat launches, fishing charters, and sailing lessons available. 


West Hill is home to several excellent schools, making it a popular choice for families with children. Some of the top schools in the area include West Hill Collegiate Institute, St. John Paul II Catholic Secondary School, and Morningside Heights Public School. Additionally, there are several private schools in the area, providing families with a variety of educational options including French Immersion and Académie Alexandre-Dumas, a Viamonde French language elementary school. 

Shopping and Dining

West Hill has a wide range of shopping and dining options, with several major shopping centres located in the area. The nearby Scarborough Town Centre is one of the largest shopping centres in the city, with over 250 stores and restaurants, including major retailers such as Hudson’s Bay, Walmart, and Cineplex.

For those who prefer independent stores and boutiques, the nearby Kingston Road Village and Guildwood Village offer a variety of unique shopping options.  If you love food, foodies, West Hill has no shortage of great places to explore, with a wide range of cuisines represented, from Italian to Chinese to Caribbean and local favourites near by like the Stone Cottage Inn pub

Community and Events

West Hill has a strong sense of community, with a variety of events and activities held throughout the year. The annual West Hill Harvest Festival is a popular event, featuring live music, local vendors, and a pumpkin-carving contest. And for sports enthusiasts, the West Hill Baseball League is a popular destination for both players and spectators.

Additionally, the West Hill Community Association organizes a variety of events and initiatives throughout the year, including community clean-up events and volunteer opportunities. These events help bring the community together and foster a sense of pride and belonging among residents.

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Explore this incredible opportunity in the heart of Markham's housing market! This centrally located 4-bedroom Markham home is now for sale!  It sits on a deep private lot with an expansive backyard – perfect for family living. Recently renovated with brand-new flooring and a fresh coat of paint throughout, this residence boasts an inviting eat-in kitchen equipped with stainless steel appliances. The spacious bedrooms and separate side entrance offer versatility and comfort. Enjoy the bright, airy atmosphere thanks to ample natural light streaming through the large windows in the generous basement, ideal for relaxation and gatherings. Situated on a serene, low-traffic street, this home epitomizes convenience. 

It's a short walk to schools, parks, public transit, Centennial GO station, Markville Mall, and the vibrant shopping district along Highway 7.  You can even walk to grocery stores! This is great for commuters – an almost unheard of walking proximity to everything you need that’s rarely found outside the city core. Don't miss this opportunity to make this fantastic home in one of Markham's prime locations yours!


A disturbing trend I've come across recently is the fraud in the rental space.   As an agent who handles a fair share of rentals; these issues have shown up over several ways this year.   I'll tell you about 3 instances I've had and the red flags that appeared with each! 

When I'm representing a landlord and an application comes in, I spend a lot of time going through an applicants documentation and getting references and looking through their background.  Here's what I do:

  • Call their employer by finding the employer's website and calling through their office to confirm employment.  I don't just call the supervisor on the application
  • Look carefully at the documents to see if they are real; company letterhead & credit reports can be faked or bought
  • Check social media & linked in
  • Call past landlords
  • Make sure there is a building at the address they're currently renting
  • Check that the landlords name and property owners names match.   If it's an apartment building call through the property management company if it's an apartment rather than calling the number provided.
  • Look at the credit report for signs of altering

With those things in mind, let's look at 3 things that have happened to me this year!

1.  Student rental Scam - fake rental and landlord

First of all, you should never have to pay to submit a rental application, or be asked for a deposit before you get a chance to see the place.   These scams are generally ads on sites like Kijijii and Facebook for rentals that look too good to be true.  They also steal MLS listings for homes and advertise them at lower rates.  I came across one recently through a family friend desperate for some student housing.  It was a big scam; and when I called them out they 'protested too much'.    Here's how to spot these scammers:

  • They demand payment to submit a rental application
  • They demand a deposit before you see the unit
  • Makes excuses why they are not available to speak to on the phone 
  • Will only communicate through messenger, text or email
  • The advertised price is way lower than other rentals
  • Their Facebook profile was just created
  • Their Facebook name does not match their user name ID (see the URL) 

2. Fake Rental Applications   

There are some very good forged documents out there.  I had some people submit an application on a lease I was advertising and here's what I found during the checks, among the other checks I did as above :

  • Inconsistencies in addresses on the application
  • Employment letter does not look real - no header or footer with information on the company letterhead

3. Forged Tenacy Papers

I had a call from a gal who had a great story, good employment, good credit, moving to Toronto from outside the city for work, can't come in to look for a place so needed virtual showings.  Could I help her find a place.  Sounds great right?  

Now I don't usually check tenants out before I help them (and I'd helped out a client with an out of town move this year already in a similar situation)  But with everything going on right now, I felt it couldn't hurt to see what her references would say.   So she sent in her application & 

then came the paperwork - the address of her job didn't match up with her story.  The company had never heard of her or her supervisor.  There was even no property listed at the home she had put for her address!  Other red flags for scammers include what she did:

  • get overly upset when called out 
  • provide complicated excuses for 'mistakes' on application forms
  • call the fact checker a liar, unprofessional, etc.

So be careful out there folks! 


A big thank you to the communities of Guildwood, West Rouge & Port Union for the terrific support last Saturday for my Community Shredding Event.  About 30 families participated - and their generous food donations filled our Jeep to the brim!   The food donations were taken straight to Feed Scarborough - the Scarborough Food Security initiative and will be distributed to local satellite food banks in the area.   Judging from the huge line up outside the Manse Rd. food bank Saturday, it's much needed. 

Chartwell Guildwood was my partner for this event and provided the venue and great snacks.  Thank you Kelly & Dianne for your wonderful support.  As always, Papersavers was gracious, friendly, professional and helpful!  

One interesting sideline - My husband, myself, Dianne and Alex from papersavers all grew up within the same area!   Such a big city/small world!