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Condo of the Week: $585,000 for a heavenly suite in a converted church on Dovercourt

Condo of the Week

Address: 701 Dovercourt Road, Unit 201
Neighbourhood: Palmerston-Little Italy
Agent: Edwin K. Brdlik, Toronto Lofts Realty Corp., Brokerage
Price: $584,900

The Place: A two-bedroom slice of  almost-literal heaven in a former Methodist church that was built in 1906 and converted to condos in 2010. There’s an open-concept living room, kitchen and dining area, with bedrooms off opposite sides.

Big Selling Point: Many condos in conversions don’t have balconies because the original structures makes them difficult to add. This one does.

Bragging Rights: Original stained-glass windows refract a kaleidoscope of colours into the living room and bedroom. Worshippers of nature will be especially happy with the subject matter—tulips, rather than religious figures.

Possible Deal Breaker: The kitchen counters are small, so they may not work for someone who throws weekly dinner parties, and while there might be room for a kitchen island or a big table, there probably isn’t for both.

By the Numbers:

• $584,900
• 800 square feet
• 24-square-foot balcony
• $473 in monthly maintenance fees
• 10-foot ceilings
• 2 bedrooms
• 1 washroom
• 1 parking space
• 1 storage locker

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Condo of the Week: $750,000 for a College Street condo with a park view

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Address: 799 College Street, Unit 301
Neighbourhood: Trinity-Bellwoods
Agent: Tim Bosworth, Brad J. Lamb Realty Inc.
Price: $749,000

The Place: A two-bedroom pad with a large balcony and lots of luxurious touches, including kitchen cabinetry and a double-sink master vanity by Scavolini.

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Condo of the Week: $475,000 for a suite in a newsworthy building in Liberty Village

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Address: 85 East Liberty Street, Unit 415
Neighbourhood: Niagara
Agent: Jamie Alves, Sutton Group Elite Realty Inc., Brokerage
Price: $474,900

The Place: A two-bedroom apartment on the fourth floor of a two-year-old building at the centre of Liberty Village. The unit faces north, giving it a view of a little park, rather than the Gardiner Expressway to the south.

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Condo of the Week: $800,000 for a Leaside suite with a spacious garden

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Address: 21 Burkebrook Place, Unit 121
Neighbourhood: Leaside-Bennington
Agent: Heather J. Lake, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Johnston & Daniel Division, Brokerage
Price: $799,900

The Place: A two-bedroom unit on the first floor of a mid-rise building at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac.

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Condo of the Week: $330,000 for a design-friendly loft in Briar Hill

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Address: 550 Hopewell Avenue, Unit 212
Neighbourhood: Yorkdale-Glen Park
Agent: David Fraser, Metropolitan Commercial Realty, Inc., Brokerage
Price: $334,900

The Place: A swinging bachelor or bachelorette loft space in the Briar Hill area.

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Condo of the Week: $660,000 to live in a former fur warehouse in the Annex

Condo of the Week: $660,000 to live in a former fur warehouse in the Annex

Address: 295 Davenport Road, Unit 102
Neighbourhood: Annex
Agent: Brian Elder, Royal Lepage Real Estate Services
Price: $659,000

The Place: A two-level unit in the Creed Building, a former fur storage facility that was converted to lofts in the 1990s. (We featured another of the building’s 19 units about two years ago.)

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Condo of the Week: $1.4 million for a roomy, if dated, Forest Hill condo

Condo of the Week: Forest Hill

Address: 425 Walmer Road, 6B
Neighbourhood: Forest Hill South
Agent: Mirella Cesario
Price: $1,399,000

The Place: A two-storey apartment in a boutique building near St. Clair and Spadina.

Bragging Rights: In a city where a 1,700 square foot bungalow sells for over a million dollars, this home, which comes with private elevator access to the unit, over 3,100 square feet of space, two storeys, two parking spaces and a shared rooftop terrace with a sprawling view of the downtown skyline and the Nordheimer Ravine, could almost qualify as a deal.

Big Selling Point: The solid-oak staircase, complete with custom wrought-iron pickets and an oak handrail. It has the kind of grandeur that new contemporary glass-and-steel condos just can’t match.

Possible Deal Breaker: There are only 17 units in the complex, which means it should be nice and quiet—but if you’re the type who likes total anonymity in your apartment building, you might be better off in a giant tower elsewhere.

By the Numbers:
• $1,399,000
• 3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
2 storeys
• 2 parking spaces

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Condo of the Week: $630,000 for a concrete loft with a killer kitchen in Riverdale

Condo of the Week: $630,000 for a concrete loft with a killer kitchen in Riverdale

Address: 90 Broadview Avenue, PH830
Neighbourhood: South Riverdale
Agent: Kendra Connelly, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage
Price: $629,000

The Place: A two-bedroom loft in a recently converted building near Queen and Broadview.

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Condo of the Week: $450,000 to live in a boutique building on Dundas West

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(Image: Robert Holowka)

Address: 1636 Dundas Street West, Unit 6
Neighbourhood: Little Portugal
Agent: Alex Brott, Keller Williams Referred Urban Realty Inc.
Price: $449,000

The Place: A large one-bedroom condo on the second floor of a boutique building in the Brockton Village section of Little Portugal. There’s a den off the kitchen, a balcony for barbequing, an underground parking spot and a five-piece washroom.

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Condo of the Week: $900,000 to live in comfort above the St. Lawrence Market Second Cup

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Address: 39 Jarvis Street, Suite 516
Neighbourhood: Moss Park
Agent: Bruce Cram, RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd., Brokerage
Price: $889,000

The Place: A 1,566-square-foot condo located just a short distance away from St. Lawrence Market, in a building with a Second Cup and several other businesses as street-level tenants. A recent renovation left the unit with better floors and a luxurious master bathroom.

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Condo of the Week: $9.9 million for a giant Yorkville suite with luck on its side

Condo of the Week: 88 Davenport Road, Unit 2401

Address: 88 Davenport Road, Unit 2401
Neighbourhood: Yorkville
Agent: Elise Kalles, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage
Price: $9,880,000

The Place: A gargantuan, marble-lined suite with nearly 7,500 feet of living space. In addition to an open-concept living room, dining room and kitchen, there are six bedrooms, six parking spaces, an office and a den. Luxury extras include Brian Gluckstein–designed kitchen cabinetry and a humidor in the master bedroom.

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Condo of the Week: $1.2 million for an unpretentious Yorkville penthouse

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Address: 21 Scollard Street
Neighbourhood: Yorkville
Agent: Robert Archambault, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage
Price: $1,229,000

The Place: A 1,248 square foot penthouse in one of Yorkville’s smaller condo buildings. There are two bedrooms, a balcony, two parking spaces and an open-concept living and dining area.

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Condo of the Week: $690,000 for two storeys and a rooftop terrace near Queen Street West

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Address: 25 Soho Street, P310
Neighbourhood: Kensington Chinatown
Agent: Michael Rapkoski, Re/Max Hallmark Realty Ltd., Brokerage
Price: $689,000

The Place: 1,000 square feet spread over the two upper floors of a four-storey building. There’s an open-concept kitchen, living room and dining area on the main floor of the unit. The second floor has two bedrooms.

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Condo of the Week: $475,000 for a two-storey toehold in trendy Riverdale

Condo of the Week: $475,000 for a two-storey toehold in trendy Riverdale

Address: 140 Broadview Avenue, Unit 28
Neighbourhood: South Riverdale
Agent: Colin Van Moorsel, Brad J. Lamb Realty Inc.
Price: $474,900

The Place: A thousand square feet in a faux-Victorian townhouse complex near Queen East. The unit takes up the lower two of four levels. There’s a big master bedroom and den in the basement and an open-concept kitchen and living room on the main floor.

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Condo of the Week: $1.5 million for a Rosedale-Moore Park townhouse with a sprawling master suite

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Address: 88 Pleasant Boulevard
Neighbourhood: Rosedale-Moore Park
Agent: Paul Magnus and Timothy J. Burke, Re/Max Hallmark Realty Ltd.
Price: $1,500,000

The Place: A luxurious townhouse near Yonge and St. Clair with three bedrooms, 24-hour concierge service and a patio that’s just a short walk away from David A. Balfour Park.

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