1A and 1B Victor Avenue – New Houses Found

New House Found

For some reason a house fronting on Broadview has encroached on Victor Avenue and created 1A and 1B VIctor Avenue. These house numbers were born after 1 Victor was created sometime in the 1980’s. Houses with A’s aren’t new on Victor – see 56A and 49A.

But a B house is a new thing.

Types of Housing on Victor

There are several types of housing in Riverdale and it is interesting to look at American, Canadian and British terminology. The definitions come from Census Canada for census purposes.

Row house – One of three or more dwellings joined side by side (or occasionally side to back), such as a town house or garden home, but not having any other dwellings either above or below. We also use the term Townhouses but in England they are referred to as Terraced Housing (3.2% of housing in North Riverdale)

Semi-detached house – One of two dwellings attached side by side (or back to front) to each other, but not to any other dwelling or structure (except its own garage or shed). A semi-detached dwelling has no dwellings either above it or below it, and the two units together have open space on all sides. In the US this is called a Duplex. ( 33.9% of housing in North Riverdale)

Single-detached house – A single dwelling not attached to any other dwelling or structure (except its own garage or shed). A single-detached house has open space on all sides, and has no dwellings either above it or below it. In the US it is referred to as a house. ( 19.7 % of housing in North Riverdale)

Apartment or flat in a detached duplex – One of two dwellings, located one above the other, but not attached to any other dwelling or structure (except its own garage or shed). The two units together have no other dwellings attached to the back, front, or sides, and have open space on all sides. ( 3.2% of housing in North Riverdale)

Apartment with direct ground access in a building that has fewer than five storeys – A dwelling unit attached to other dwellings, commercial units or other non-residential space in a building that has fewer than five storeys. The dwelling’s private entrance is either at ground level, or it can be reached by a private or common outside stairway that leads directly to the ground, or raised terrace/patio.

Apartment without direct ground access in a building that has fewer than five storeys – A dwelling unit attached to other dwellings, commercial units or other non-residential space in a building that has fewer than five storeys. The dwelling’s private entrance is not at ground level, nor can it be reached by a private or common outside stairway that leads from the ground, or raised terrace/patio, to the dwelling’s private entrance.

Some of the rental Units on Victor must be like this.

4, 6 and 8 Victor Avenue formerly known as only 8 Victor Avenue


The was once one beautiful house that was torn down to build these prison housing units.

When the houses were built we were shown drawings of lovely Victorian homes and this is what they allowed to go up. They are the ugliest homes on the street and I am surprised a city that dedicated to its heritage allowed them to be built.

48/50 used to be as unattractive until they were refaced a few years ago.

In 1911
These people lived in the house that was torn down in the early 1980’s

8 Victor Ave

44 40 Adie Edward 8 Victor Ave M Head M May 1845 66

45 40 Adie Katherine F Wife M Dec 1848 62

46 40 Ashton Ursla F Domestic S Mar 1870 41

9 Victor Avenue


This duplex was renovated in the 1970s

14 Victor Avenue

Robbie who once owned 102 Victor Avenue moved here and sold to the current owners in March 2004. Price is listed under recent sales. It was almost $1 million.

16 Victor Avenue


Names: Stephen and Kevin
Pets: one dog – Billy, one cat – Abe

Stephen has been organizing the street to change the parking rules so that when you come home you don’t have to park your car in Scarborough and walk home past all cars with no stickers.

17 Victor Avenue


Another interesting duplex