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Condomonium: $685,000 for a family-friendly two-level penthouse on King Street West

ADDRESS: 1000 King Street West, Penthouse 16


AGENT: Michael Camber and Heikki Walden, Sutton Group Associates Realty Inc.

PRICE: $685,000

THE PLACE: A two-level corner-unit penthouse in the Massey Square Condos, a building outfitted with a gym, a party room and a green space out back.

BRAGGING RIGHTS: Family-friendly condos in the city are about as rare as Doug Ford and Margaret Atwood’s hangouts, but this three-bedroom unit is perfect for a growing brood. The price stacks up against houses in the city, which at last count averaged $606,600 for a fully detached.

BIG SELLING POINT: The playground and skating rink in Trinity Bellwoods Park are just as close as innumerable bars and restaurants along King and Queen. You can play with your youngster during the day and relive your glory days at night.

POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: Not unlike the snake and the mongoose, the young professional and the baby are natural enemies. If you steer your stroller along King Street, expect the stink-eye from locals unaccustomed to seeing children in the neighbourhood.

• $685,000
• 1,370 square feet
• $488.39 in monthly maintenance fees
• 9-foot ceilings
• 3 bedrooms
• 2 levels
• 2 full bathrooms
• 1 terrace
• 1 balcony
• 1 ethanol fireplace