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People are actually buying condos snuggled up to the Gardiner Expressway

(Image: Neil Ta)

Further proof (as though we needed it) that Toronto is condo crazy: buyers are snapping up units in towers pressed right up against the Gardiner. The Toronto Star spoke to Lanterra Developments CEO Barry Fenton, who insists that he has easily sold condos at eye-level with the expressway, and argues that highway-side buildings are simply a reality of Toronto’s in-demand downtown. Some agents believe that most of the condos are going to investors who buy them sight-unseen, then rent them to busy people who spend little time at home. However, Fenton insists the Gardiner—yes, that Gardiner—is “an attraction as opposed to a distraction,” because “it’s very soothing” to watch the cars go by. Um, OK. Read the entire story [Toronto Star] »

  • Pee

    Better watching the cars go by than the wretched Streetcars who screeccchhhh so loud around ya building and queens quay… yuk!!!

  • anna

    better to walk home from work in 20 minutes than packed like sardines in broken subeways out of town. Or longest commute by car to the burbs in North America.

  • A

    it is an attraction.

  • Ria

    And that is what Rob Ford fails to understand about subways in this City! I dare that moron to TTC it for a week! This city is very simply over-populated.


    who would want to live right beside the freeway , pollution ,noise , not to mention if a car or dump truck looses control , …….well lets just say i wouldne want to be in the unit level with the freeway ,

    who allowed it to be built so close????