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28 05, 2019

SOLD! 15 Viking Lane Suite 1806 – Parc Nuvo

15 Viking Lane Suite 1806 was a *RECORD BREAKING SALE! Congratulations to our stellar client on the sale of this bright and spacious condo. With designer staging and professional marketing, we achieved the highest price per square foot ever for a 1 bedroom plus den in the building, as well as the highest sale price ever for this floor plan in the building.

15 Viking Lane Suite 1806, Toronto, Ontario - For Sale by Thurston Olsen Real Estate Team

Park Nuvo At Essex was built by award winning Tridel and takes its name from the urban park which it overlooks. This prestigious residence looks and feels like a five star hotel from the moment you arrive.

Suite 1806 features 641 square feet of living space with an open concept floor plan that’s perfect for entertaining!

The kitchen includes designer finishes with a subway tile backsplash, modern cabinetry with extended uppers, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances and a large centre island with plenty of room for seating.

The living room is bright and spacious with wall to wall windows, impressive flooring and stylish window coverings. There is also the convenience of a walk-out to the north facing balcony.

The separate den is ideal for a home office or a separate dining room depending on your needs.

The master bedroom is a fantastic space with a double mirrored closet, large windows and the same stylish window coverings as the living room. It also enjoys unobstructed north views and plenty of privacy.

The 4 piece washroom features a trendy vanity and matching mirror along with sleek porcelain tiling and a modern light fixture.

The balcony is generous in size and includes upgraded decking. It overlooks Six Points Park to the north and gets wonderful sun throughout the day.

Suite 1806 truly has it all with ensuite laundry, plenty of storage, a separate locker and parking!

Parc Nuvo is renowned for its impressive amenities which include a fitness centre, a pool, a sauna, a hot tub, a business centre, a lounge, a billiards room, a party room, a movie theatre, guest suites and a terrace for barbequing!

15 Viking Lane is ideally located close to great bars, restaurants and shops along Bloor Street West and Dundas Street West and it’s literally just steps from the Kipling Subway Station as well as the Kipling GO. Conveniently close to major highways such as the Gardiner Expressway, the QEW and the 427, you can get anywhere you need to go with ease.

The plan to build the new Etobicoke Civic Centre at 3745 Bloor Street West is another great reason to love this neighbourhood! Some of the proposed amenities for the new ECC include a community rec centre, a Toronto Public Library, a childcare centre and an outdoor civic plaza to accommodate gatherings, markets and special events.

www.15VikingLane.com

more photos: 15 Viking Lane Suite 1806

*Statistics are based on all sales reported on TREB (Toronto Real Estate Board) as of May 28, 2019.

21 05, 2019

JUST LISTED! 15 Viking Lane Suite 1806 – Parc Nuvo

Welcome To 15 Viking Lane, Suite 1806

Parc Nuvo At Essex was built by award winning Tridel and takes its name from the urban park which it overlooks.  This prestigious residence looks and feels like a five star hotel from the moment you arrive.

15 Viking Lane, Suite 1806 features 641 square feet of living space with an open concept floor plan that’s perfect for entertaining!

The kitchen includes designer finishes with a subway tile backsplash, modern cabinetry with extended uppers, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances and a large centre island with plenty of room for seating.

The living room is bright and spacious with wall to wall windows, impressive flooring and stylish window coverings. There is also the convenience of a walk-out to the north facing balcony.

The separate den is ideal for a home office or a separate dining room depending on your needs.

The master bedroom is a fantastic space with a double mirrored closet, large windows and the same stylish window coverings as the living room. It also enjoys unobstructed north views and plenty of privacy.

The 4 piece washroom features a trendy vanity and matching mirror along with sleek porcelain tiling and a modern light fixture.

The balcony is generous in size and includes upgraded decking. It overlooks Six Points Park to the north and gets wonderful sun throughout the day.

15 Viking Lane, Suite 1806 truly has it all with ensuite laundry, plenty of storage, a separate locker and parking!

Parc Nuvo is renowned for its impressive amenities which include a fitness centre, a pool, a sauna, a hot tub, a business centre, a lounge, a billiards room, a party room, a movie theatre, guest suites and a terrace for barbequing!

15 Viking Lane is ideally located close to great bars, restaurants and shops along Bloor Street West and Dundas Street West and it’s literally just steps from the Kipling Subway Station as well as the Kipling GO. Conveniently close to major highways such as the Gardiner Expressway, the QEW and the 427, you can get anywhere you need to go with ease.

The plan to build the new Etobicoke Civic Centre at 3745 Bloor Street West is another great reason to love this neighbourhood! Some of the proposed amenities for the new ECC include a community rec centre, a Toronto Public Library, a childcare centre and an outdoor civic plaza to accommodate gatherings, markets and special events.

Move in and enjoy this wonderful residence!

Further photos & info: www.15VikingLane.com

List price: $499,000

MLS #: W4455943

17 05, 2019

10 things to do when you move into a new home

Apartment Therapy put together a great list of the first 10 things to do when you move into a new home. Check out the list and create your plan to complete shortly after moving day.

Things to do when you move - Living room with wooden arm chair, glass coffee table with green plants and accessories, wall of windows in the background and more green plants.

You’ve survived months (and maybe even years) of scrolling through house-hunting apps and hitting up open houses every weekend. You’ve held your breath through the bidding wars and those scary weeks before closing, and now the deal is finally done. You’re a homeowner—WOOHOO! But before you stick your keys in the door and celebrate, there are a few things to keep in mind. We asked some experts to weigh in on the first things homeowners should buy for their new abode; and some of their answers may surprise you.

Here are the first 10 things to do when you move!

New locks

According to Judy Dutton, deputy editor at Realtor.com and the editor of “The Essential First-Time Home Buyer’s Book,” due out in June 2019, changing the locks should be number one on your list of priorities.

“After all, you never know how many copies of the last key are lurking around, so best to start fresh,” she says. “And make sure to get at least a few extra keys, since they’re often a pain to get later.”

An alarm system

“Safety should always be your first priority,” says Kemdi Anosike of Warburg Realty in New York City. He seconds Dutton’s note of changing the locks and adds that making sure there’s an alarm system in place is also important, regardless of where your new home is.

According to the FBI Uniform Crime Fighting Statistics, home burglaries are luckily on the decline as of 2018. Unfortunately, they’re still fairly common. It probably comes as no surprise then that burglars are most attracted to homes without security systems, according to Alarms.org—and believe it or not, only 17 percent of the nation’s homes are even armed with a system.

Pro tip: Buying a security system could even save you money on your homeowners insurance.

Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

Updating smoke and carbon monoxide detectors can be easily forgotten, but it can literally save lives. Each year, 450 deaths are reported in the United States from unintentional carbon monoxide (CO) poisonings, according to a 2011 study published in the American Journal of Public Health, and another 15,000 cases require hospital visits to the ER.

Dutton suggests buying new detectors if your home doesn’t already have one, replacing outdated ones, and replacing the batteries in functioning ones, if needed.

A quality bed and mattress

For anyone on a budget or looking to save, Steve Gottlieb of Warburg Realty says you might want to hold off on buying furniture—except when it comes to a bed and mattress.

“It doesn’t always make sense to spend too much money on furniture,” he explains, “especially on pieces that are trendy—furniture doesn’t have much resale value, especially if they fall out of style.”

That said, a quality bed and a supportive mattress are the smartest pieces to go with first, Gottlieb shares. (And trust me, your back will thank you later.)

Looking for the best mattress (but don’t want to go to the store to test one out?) Here, five crucial questions to ask before buying a mattress online.

A comfy sofa that’s built to last

Let’s be real—your living room couch gets a lot of action. It’s where you binge Netflix at night, encourage company to sit whenever you have guests, and pretty much lounge on top of for hours at a time when you’re bored. So it’s gotta be top-notch.

“A nice sofa is the foundation for many people’s living rooms,” says Gottlieb, “not only visually in terms of decor, but also for day-to-day living (and lounging!).”

Looking for a sofa that’s big on comfort, but small on space? These low-profile sofas will make your space feel bigger.

A good coffee maker (if you don’t already have one!)

You’ll be needing lots of energy to get started with all that moving, painting, and sanding. Make sure your coffee maker is up to snuff (and if not, make sure to get a good one, STAT!). Trust me, you’ll be pouring many cups of Joe in the coming weeks/months as you set up your home—you’ll want to make sure they’re just how you like them.

Here are our picks for the best coffee makers, no matter how you take your coffee.

Cleaning and organizing essentials

No home is complete (or make that functional) without some basics on hand like trash bags, cleaning supplies, and clothing hangers, says Dutton. Oh, and don’t forget to buy a shower curtain too, she says, since you likely left your old one behind. After all, “you’ll want to shower without spraying water all over your new floor!” says Dutton.

If you can, spring for a deep-clean by the experts. But only if there’s no construction or maintenance work to be done—then you’ll be stuck sweeping up pesky dust and other debris.

“You can sanitize the carpets by having a specialist steam clean them or by renting a steamer from various local vendors at a fairly low daily rate,” says Melissa Colabella of Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty. “I suggest putting new HVAC filters in as well to reduce allergens and guarantee an efficiently operating system. This will also lower bills!”

A binder for all your important documents

“If you haven’t started a binder during the closing process already, start one now,” says Colabella. “This is where you will keep tax bills, home improvement records, maintenance records, and any other pertinent items for the home. The deed should be kept in a fireproof safe. “

A keypad for the garage door

“I cannot tell you how many times I’ve locked myself out of my house, or wanted to go on a run without the jingle of my keys so I got a keypad installed,” Tricia Rossi of Gateway Sotheby’s International Realty says. “Best $40 I’ve spent!”

Some finishing touches

“I am a big believer of a fresh start,” says Anosike, who adds that there’s nothing that signifies new opportunity more than repainting the walls of your new home or sanding and polishing the floors to your taste before ordering furniture.

And here’s a pro tip to keep in mind: “Don’t forget to take measurements of your space and furniture to make sure it is a fit,” he shares. Because if it’s not, you’re in for a real bummer of a day.

Looking for some design tips? Our staging designer Alicia Sass has offered up some great design advice.

Above all, enjoy this time as much as you can. New beginnings can be scary; but they can also be the start of something pretty great.

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14 05, 2019

SOLD! 1410 Dupont Street Loft 312 – Wallace Emerson

Through a whirlwind of showings, Loft 312 at 1410 Dupont Street sold in ONE DAY! Congratulations to our client who is moving onto a new adventure, we’re so happy for you.  We’re also excited for the buyer to make this unique space their own and enjoy it well into the future.

1410 Dupont Street Loft 312, Fuse Condos Toronto, Ontario - Thurston Olsen Real Estate Team

This 626 square foot loft is situated within the original part of a century-old brick warehouse once owned by General Electric.

The modern kitchen features granite counters, a breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances. Overlooking the open concept living and dining rooms, it’s perfect for entertaining!

The living and dining areas are equally impressive with plenty of natural light through the south facing skylights. The space is further enhanced by exposed ductwork, trendy light flooring and enough room for a home office!

The master bedroom is a wonderful space with large south facing windows and a walk-in closet!  The washroom is equally as impressive with modern finishes and neutral tones throughout.

Loft 312 is move in ready and even includes parking.

The building has fantastic amenities including an impressive rooftop patio conveniently located right down the hall and there are so many great shops, cafes and restaurants all within walking distance!

www.1410Dupont.com

more photos: 1410 Dupont Street Loft 312

7 05, 2019

JUST LISTED! 1410 Dupont Street Loft 312 – Wallace Emerson

Welcome to 1410 Dupont Street, Loft 312 at Fuse in Wallace Emerson!

This 626 square foot loft  at 1410 Dupont Street is situated within the original part of a century-old brick warehouse once owned by General Electric.

The modern kitchen features granite counters, a breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances. Overlooking the open concept living and dining rooms, it’s perfect for entertaining!

The living and dining areas are equally impressive with plenty of natural light through the south facing skylights. The space is further enhanced by exposed ductwork, trendy light flooring and enough room for a home office!

The master bedroom is a wonderful space with large south facing windows and a walk-in closet!  The washroom is equally as impressive with modern finishes and neutral tones throughout.

Loft 312 is move in ready and even includes parking.

The building has fantastic amenities including an impressive rooftop patio conveniently located right down the hall and there are so many great shops, cafes and restaurants all within walking distance!

 

Further photos & info: www.1410Dupont.com

List price: $459,000

MLS #: W4440718

25 04, 2019

Design Advice for 2019

Spring is here and you may find yourself looking around thinking it’s time for some home improvements! Whether you’re considering making some upgrades with the intent to sell or you just want to make some changes for your own enjoyment, we’ve got the answers for you!

We’ve been working with Harrison Fae to stage all of our listings for the past 5 years and decided to ask them for their design advice for 2019 – here’s what they had to say:

WALLS

Q. We all know that fresh paint goes a long way! What’s your favourite and most versatile paint colour right now?

HF “A nice crisp white is our favourite right now. Benjamin Moore CC-30 Oxford White is our favorite. We love to keep the pallet white and then accent with colourful pillows, drapery and art. If stark white is too crisp for you, OC-26 Silver Satin is also a great colour.”

Benjamin Moore CC-30 Paint ColourBenjamin Moore OC-26 Paint Colour

Q. Let’s say someone wanted to do something a bit more bold for an accent wall? What paint colour would you recommend?

HF “I like keeping accent walls neutral, still meaning a grey or taupe. You won’t get sick of it and you can still accent with great art. HC-166 Kendall Charcoal is my favorite. It is bold and dramatic.”

Benjamin Moore HC-166 Paint Colour

Q. What about wallpaper? Are you a fan? Are there certain rooms where it works better than others?

HF “YES! I would wallpaper every wall if I could. I love to do wallpaper in powder rooms because you can be more bold. I also love to do accent walls in wallpaper like behind a bed or a wall in a dining room. If a client is bold enough to do an entire bedroom or an entire dining room it always makes me happy.”

Wallpaper

FLOORS

Q. Everyone loves hardwood! What colour are you currently recommending that’s in style now and will continue to be a fan favourite for the future?

Light hardwood floors

HF “Light hardwood is coming onto the scene and we love it. It is not only light but it is matte as well. This means that it doesn’t show scratches and it hides dust and dirt as well so it’s a double win to me.”

Q. What about in a bathroom? What’s your favourite flooring option?

HF “I will always love natural stone. I don’t think you can get more beautiful than that. It is definitely a more porous option though, so if you want something durable that is low maintenance then a porcelain tile is the way to go. It is very durable and won’t get marked over time.”

Designer Tip: Be sure to get a through body porcelain which means the colour goes all the way through and is not a top glazing. This helps if you ever chip or crack your tile as it will be less visible.

KITCHENS

Q. We love a countertop that pops! What’s the best option in your opinion?

HF “Everyone is going for a Quartz countertop now which is man made and very durable. There is a new product on the market which is thin porcelain slabs. They look just like marble but they are indestructible which everyone likes. They are thin too so they are easy for the fabricators to work with. Laminam is my favourite due to how real it looks.”

Q. We see a lot of different styles and colours for kitchen cabinets these days. What’s your favourite style and colour? How do you feel about different coloured cabinets for lowers and uppers?

HF “Just like our wall colour, I like CC-30 Oxford White. I think having a light kitchen is very timeless and will always be in style. Two toned cabinets are nice but be sure you are keeping it neutral and not going with a trend to avoid being disappointed in a few years. A kitchen is a big item so keeping it neutral will ensure you love it for years to come.”

White kitchen with marble slab backsplash

Q. We’ve seen a huge improvement in kitchens simply by upgrading the backsplash. Do you have a preference for kitchen backsplashes that make a statement?

HF “We do a lot of slab backsplashes where you take the countertop right up the backsplash. This looks high end and clean. My other favorite is using a slightly patterned tile. It gives some depth and is less expensive than slab.”

Textured backsplash

WASHROOMS

Q. From flooring to vanities, to showers and tubs, there are so many ways to make a washroom feel like a relaxing space. Where do you see the most impactful changes if someone wants to renovate or update their washroom?

Glass shower enclosure

HF “Updating the tile, shower and paint are always a great update. If you don’t have a huge budget, try maintaining your existing vanity and maybe paint it white. If you re-do the tiles it will make a big impact, as well as adding glass to a shower or a tub-shower combo. Painting the bathroom a light colour will give you a nice spa like vibe.”

DÉCOR

Q. Where are your go-to places for all the pieces that make a house a home? We’re talking light fixtures, window coverings, pillows, coffee table books and more!

HF “Our go-to store in Toronto is Elte. They have everything one could want to create their dream home. For drapery we go to My Shades. They can do anything from roller blinds to custom fabric drapery to all pillows, bench seats, upholstered items etc.”

OUTDOORS

Q. With warm weather just around the corner, lots of people are starting to think about ways to bring the indoors outdoors. Do you have any suggestions for making an outdoor space the place to be this summer?

HF “Outdoor spaces are my favourite. Gone are the days of wicker furniture that was “outdoor only” a lot of outdoor furniture looks like living room furniture now and really makes the outdoor patio feel like part of the house. Cozy, inviting and relaxing. Again, keep the pallet neutral and bring in fun colours with area carpets, pillows and inexpensive side chairs. Also, bring lighting in. Stringing lights over the whole lounge area or dining area can create a nice atmosphere for entertaining.”

Cozy outdoor furniture on a balcony

Thank you so much to Alicia Sass, Founder of Harrison Fae Design for your design tips of the year!

If you’d like to learn more about Harrison Fae or book a consultation with them to ensure that your design plan is executed perfectly, you can view their website and get their contact info HERE.

If you’re considering selling your home, we wanted to give you a friendly reminder that we work exclusively with Harrison Fae to stage all of our listings and we offer industry leading complimentary staging to all of our clients.

Want to check out our before and after staging gallery? Click HERE.

Curious to know how much your home is worth or want to learn more about our listing process? Give us a call at 416.465.7850 or send us an email at info@thurstonolsen.com

All photos from HarrisonFae.ca
24 04, 2019

SOLD! 65 East Liberty Street Suite 1010 – Liberty Village

65 East Liberty Street Suite 1010 sold in ONE DAY! Congratulations to our very happy seller and the new owners, this Liberty Village suite checks all the boxes.

65 East Liberty Street Suite 1010, Liberty Village, Toronto - Thurston Olsen Real Estate Team

65 East Liberty Street Suite 1010 is a beautiful 2 bedroom condo featuring an open concept floor plan with spacious living and dining rooms as well as a beautiful kitchen with modern cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, granite counters and a breakfast bar.

The main living space is filled with natural light from the floor to ceiling windows and there is a walkout to the west facing balcony which overlooks the courtyard and features impressive lake views to the south!

The master bedroom is generous in size with large windows, a double closet and a gorgeous 4 piece master ensuite! The second bedroom features a glass panelled door to allow for natural light as well as a good-sized closet. There is also a second 3 piece washroom and a laundry closet for added convenience. Suite 1010 truly has it all including parking and a locker!

Situated in the heart of Liberty Village, there are so many great shops, restaurants, patios and bars all within walking distance. This location allows for a quick drive to the financial district, the waterfront or to the Gardiner Expressway if you’re headed out of town for the weekend.

The King West Condos at 65 East Liberty Street are renowned for spectacular amenities including a fitness club and wellness centre, the magnificent rooftop Lakeview Club, two bowling alleys and incredible entertaining facilities!

www.65EastLiberty.com

more photos: 65 East Liberty Street Suite 1010

22 04, 2019

JUST LISTED! 65 East Liberty Street Suite 1010 – Liberty Village

Welcome to 65 East Liberty Street, Suite 1010 at the King West Condos in Liberty Village!

This beautiful 2 bedroom condo features an open concept floor plan with spacious living and dining rooms as well as a beautiful kitchen with modern cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, granite counters and a breakfast bar.

The main living space is filled with natural light from the floor to ceiling windows and there is a walkout to the west facing balcony which overlooks the courtyard and features impressive lake views to the south!

The master bedroom is generous in size with large windows, a double closet and a gorgeous 4 piece master ensuite! The second bedroom features a glass panelled door to allow for natural light as well as a good-sized closet. There is also a second 3 piece washroom and a laundry closet for added convenience. Suite 1010 truly has it all including parking and a locker!

Situated in the heart of Liberty Village, there are so many great shops, restaurants, patios and bars all within walking distance. This location allows for a quick drive to the financial district, the waterfront or to the Gardiner Expressway if you’re headed out of town for the weekend.

The King West Condos are renowned for spectacular amenities including a fitness club and wellness centre, the magnificent rooftop Lakeview Club, two bowling alleys and incredible entertaining facilities!

Move in and enjoy this wonderful space!

Further photos & info: www.65EastLiberty.com

List price: $609,000

MLS #: C4423065

11 04, 2019

SOLD! 272 Scarboro Crescent – Cliffside

272 Scarboro Crescent has sold! After 4 busy open houses, numerous showings and multiple offers, we have two happy sellers. Congratulations on the sale of your beautifully renovated home!

272 Scarboro Crescent - Thurston Olsen Real Estate Team Toronto

272 Scarboro Crescent is a beautifully redesigned home! With two levels of exquisitely renovated and extended living space, it is situated on a gorgeous 50 ft lot! A true gem where every detail was meticulously addressed.

Impressively landscaped, the front garden features 5 tonnes of Armour stone and creates a distinguished introduction to this property. The elegant front portico and nicely finished exterior welcome one to the open concept main level of the home that is enhanced by the warm hue of stunning wide plank fumed white oak floors.

Stylish with lovely natural light, the living room is a delightful space. It is slightly separated from the formal dining area, stunning gourmet kitchen and family room. The latter two spaces being part of the addition completed in 2014. The kitchen cabinetry, appliances, marble countertops, subway tile backsplash and fireplace surround are designer selected and above and beyond expectations. There are four skylights, a sun tunnel and double doors to the back deck and garden adding the beauty of natural light to these finishes and the main level overall.

On this level there are also two wonderful bedrooms and an incredible bathroom with heated floors that was renovated in 2018. It is breathtaking and features an elegant soaker tub and top of the line fixtures.

On the lower level there is a spacious media room, a games room, a gym, an office, a light filled bedroom, another washroom and a separate laundry room. The washroom features a stunning double glass shower, heated floors and similar top-drawer fixtures. Everything has been finished to perfection and what is below the surface is ever so impressive as relates to insulation and overall comfort.

The fully fenced in backyard features more fabulous landscaping and an impressive shed ideal for the gardener in the family or as a workshop! There is also a gas line for a barbeque on the back deck.

This neighbourhood is sought after for good reason. Chine Drive School is very highly regarded as an elementary school. It has excellent standards and is very personalized. The area boasts many walking trails and parks including the Scarborough Bluffs Tennis Club and Bluffers Park Marina – a full-service marina as well as the overall feeling of a close-knit community of supportive families and Cliffside Village retailers.

www.272ScarboroCres.com

more photos: 272 Scarboro Cres

11 04, 2019

Thurston Olsen Toronto Real Estate Update Q1 2019

Bring on the spring! In an effort to keep you up to date and informed about the Toronto real estate market, we have prepared your Toronto real estate update for the first quarter of 2019.

Do you want the stats for your specific neighbourhood, or have a question about a specific sale on your street? Reach out and we’ll gladly give you all of the info! info@thurstonolsen.com

Are you curious to know what your home is worth? Give us call at 416.465.7850 and we will be happy to provide you with an opinion of value.

 

Thurston Olsen real estate team Toronto update Q1 2019

  • 5,837 homes sold throughout Toronto from January – March, 2019
    • 1,480 were detached homes
    • 480 were semi-detached homes
    • 3,247 were condos
    • 630 were a combination of other home types
  • The average price of a detached home is $1,254,683
  • The average price of a semi-detached home is $1,039,640
  • The average price of a condo is $603,243
  • Homes are on the market an average of 22 days

Click here to view our Toronto Real Estate Update for 2018.