The Owen Staples House is the most authentically historical listing in Toronto. This restored Arts & Crafts house was a hub for Toronto's artistic community in the early part of the 20th century. Regular visitors included the Group of Seven and Tom Thomson. It is located close to the downtown core but in the safe, vibrant neighbourhood of Riverdale, with 157 wonderful shops and restaurants within a 5 minute walk. Also 5 minutes by foot are the subway, streetcar, parks, skating rink and pool.