The Place: A classy five-bedroom home with a chateau-like exterior in the heart of Forest Hill.
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The Place: A sprawling vacation property with a high-end house and a 160-foot stretch of white sandy beach on Georgian Bay.
The Place: A one-bedroom unit on two levels with original oak floors, brick walls and exposed wooden beams. It’s one of 11 condos in the Boiler Factory Lofts on Queen Street East.
The buyers: Sarah Greer, 33, and Scott Perfonic, 34, who both work at the financial services firm Raymond James.
The story: Greer and Perfonic met at a conference in Lake Louise in 2005. She was living just north of Toronto in Bradford, he in Vancouver. They hit it off and dated long distance—for almost seven years—until he moved to Toronto last year. The couple rented a townhouse in Riverside, which they liked for its proximity to the beach, and to restaurants and pubs. Before their year-long lease was up, the couple was married and looking to buy in the neighbourhood. They wanted a place with room for kids, a front porch for relaxing on summer evenings and a large backyard for their two cocker spaniels. And they wanted that dream home for no more than $600,000. They looked at 20 houses before they made their first—and only—offer.
The Place: A two-bedroom suite on the 14th floor of The Avenue, a high-end building at Avenue and St. Clair.
The slew of five-star hotels that popped up downtown in recent years did more than increase Toronto’s appeal as an tourist destination. They also upended the city’s upscale condo market. The high-end residences have stacked amenity lists (with steep condo fees to match) that appeal to jet-setting business-types accustomed to all the conveniences of hotel living and wealthy A-listers with a love for high-profile luxury brands. From a party-ready suite in the Thompson to a unit in the Four Seasons with incredible views, we break down five of the units currently on the market.
The Place: A two-bedroom, three-level unit on the top floor of the Tecumseth Lofts, a former commercial warehouse divided into 28 units in 1999.
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s new mortgage rules sparked a rapid decline in home sales and reinforced just how central regulations are to housing markets. Below, we unpack three recent stories about navigating the regulatory landscape, covering everything from rent controls to tax breaks.
The Place: A two-bedroom corner penthouse in The Verve lofts, a mid-rise building attached to a condo tower with a rooftop pool.
With all the talk of condo bubbles, over-the-top bidding wars and failed flips, wading into Toronto’s housing market requires equal parts bravery and real estate savvy. To help with the latter, we decided to dish when the properties we profile in our House of the Week, Condo of the Week and Cottage of the Week features are sold. Here, all the details from the latest sale.
• The place: A three-storey townhome with designer interiors in the Annex Loft Houses, a boutique development at Bathurst and Dupont.
• The agent: Jonathan Ferrier, Royal LePage Real Estate Services
• Listed price: $824,900