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Home of the Week: $3.3 million for a tricked-out waterfront condo with eight-person hot tub

Dining room, with view

ADDRESS: 500 Queens Quay W., Unit 601W

NEIGHBOURHOOD: Waterfront Communities-The Island

AGENT: Marie Kozak, Chestnut Park Real Estate

PRICE: $3,299,000

THE PLACE: An enormous Queens Quay condo, with views overlooking the islands and Lake Ontario. Owned by a tech guru (she founded one of Canada’s first commercial ISPs), the place is tricked out like a Bond car. There’s a light control system, projection screen, private fibre optic cables and even a computer room with special air conditioning and uninterruptible power supply that would be perfect for a home business or epic World of Warcraft sessions.

BRAGGING RIGHTS: With a staggering 5,132 square feet of space—almost 10 times the size of many waterfront condos—this spot will make its new owner the envy of every CityPlace dweller. The waterfront view alone is a massive 60 feet across.

BIG SELLING POINT: The eight-person hot tub has perfect seats for watching the Canada Day fireworks (with sexy results). There’s even a heated slab of granite on which to step after a wintertime dip.

POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: The constant stream of Porter planes landing within peeping distance of the bedroom.

• $17,651 in taxes
• 5,132 square feet
• $2,422.36 maintenance fees
• 1,000-square-foot terrace
• 12-foot projection screen
• 8-person hot tub
• 5 bathrooms
• 3 bedrooms