24 04, 2019

SOLD! 65 East Liberty Street Suite 1010 – Liberty Village

2019-04-24T11:35:13-04:00

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

SOLD! 65 East Liberty Street Suite 1010 – Liberty Village2019-04-24T11:35:13-04:00
22 04, 2019

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

2019-04-22T15:09:03-04:00

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

JUST LISTED! 65 East Liberty Street Suite 1010 – Liberty Village2019-04-22T15:09:03-04:00
12 03, 2019

JUST LISTED! 272 Scarboro Crescent – Cliffcrest

2019-04-04T12:10:03-04:00

Welcome to 272 Scarboro Crescent in Cliffcrest, Toronto

With two levels of exquisitely renovated and extended living space, 272 Scarboro Crescent 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.

Move in and enjoy this exceptional home!

Further photos & info: www.272ScarboroCres.com

list price: $1,225,000

MLS #: E4404136

JUST LISTED! 272 Scarboro Crescent – Cliffcrest2019-04-04T12:10:03-04:00
6 03, 2019

SOLD! 7 Juniper Avenue – The Beach

2019-03-07T11:19:50-04:00

7 Juniper Avenue in The Beach sold over asking in 5 short days! Congratulations to our wonderful sellers and the new owners who will surely love this classic home for years to come.

7 Juniper Avenue The Beach, Toronto. Dining table with wooden top and chrome legs, grey fabric chairs with wooden legs. White walls with a large canvas with birds on a wire. Thurston Olsen Team

This classic Beach home is absolutely stunning with a professionally landscaped front garden leading up to a lovely glass enclosed porch – ideal for enjoying a morning coffee and watching the awakening of Spring.

The spacious foyer features a grand staircase and French doors opening into the beautifully appointed living room. Substantial wood trims and impressive engineered hardwood floors flow throughout the entire main floor.  With abundant natural light, the south facing formal dining room is enhanced by traditional pocket doors. For easy entertaining in all seasons, it also includes a pass through to the recently renovated and very stylish eat-in kitchen and a walkout to the deck and lushly planted back garden.

The upper level of the home features 3 nicely appointed and spacious bedrooms all with large windows, closets and new broadloom. With a beautiful bay window and built-ins in the closet, the master is very comfortable. The washroom on this level has been recently updated featuring neutral décor, new flooring and a charming clawfoot tub. Perfect for a relaxing soak at the end of a busy day.

The lower level includes an impressive rec room with pot lights and trendy polished concrete floors.  Ideal space for movie time, child play or some quiet time with a good book. For added convenience, this level also features a 3-piece bathroom and separate laundry area.

The backyard is a delightful oasis right in the heart of the city. With it’s south facing perspective and no homes directly behind, there is ample sun for the enjoyment of the family gardener and plenty of privacy for gathering with family and friends. This home also includes 1 car parking!

Juniper Avenue is a quiet street tucked away in the Beach neighbourhood. It’s a very short distance to the recreational delights of the area including the boardwalk, beach, bicycle path, tennis courts, abundant parks and ravines! It’s also a short walk to the cafés, restaurants and shops on both Queen Street and Kingston Road.

Located in the catchment area for the highly regarded Malvern Collegiate, Williamson Road Junior Public School and Glen Ames Senior Public School, it offers many academic options. It’s also an easy commute to the downtown core by either public transit or vehicle.

www.7Juniper.ca

more photos: 7 Juniper Ave

SOLD! 7 Juniper Avenue – The Beach2019-03-07T11:19:50-04:00
4 03, 2019

Toronto home prices by subway station

2019-03-04T16:25:09-04:00

Owning a home “steps from transit” certainly has its perks and can command a pretty penny on its sale price. Whether or not a home is within walking distance to the closest subway or Light Rail Transit stop is a top consideration for Toronto home buyers who lead a pedestrian lifestyle, or simply wish to leave the car at home on their commute. But what exactly is the cost of a home or condo by each TTC subway stop?

Christie Subway Station Toronto Ontario

To find out, the average 2018 sold prices for houses and condos within 800 metres (roughly a 10-minute walk) of all 75 TTC subway and LRT stations were collected. Sold prices were sourced from the Toronto Real Estate Board for the period between January 1 and December 31, 2018.

House Condo Price by Toronto Subway Station 2018

The 5 Most Affordable TTC Stops for Houses

  1. Ellesmere (Line 3): $708,489
  2. Midland (Line 3): $716,813
  3. Lawrence East (Line 3): $725,813
  4. Finch West (Line 1): $741,891
  5. McCowan (Line 3): $761,074

 

The 5 Least Affordable TTC Stops for Houses

  1. York Mills (Line 1): $3,426,020
  2. Museum (Line 1): $3,002,150
  3. Summerhill (Line 1): $2,932,837
  4. St. Clair (Line 1): $2,888,106
  5. Sherbourne (Line 2): $2,870,130

 

The 5 Most Affordable TTC Stops for Condos

  1. Kennedy (Lines 2 & 3): $329,530
  2. Lawrence East (Line 3): $364,656
  3. Ellesmere (Line 3): $382,752
  4. Victoria Park (Line 2): $388,953
  5. McCowan (Line 3): $420,572

 

The 5 Least Affordable TTC Stops for Condos

  1. Summerhill (Line 1): $1,242,618
  2. Rosedale (Line 1): $1,172,898
  3. St. George (Lines 1 & 2): $1,141,827
  4. St. Clair West (Line 1): $1,090,897
  5. St. Clair (Line 1): $1,078,285

 

Methodology

Sold prices of individual properties were sourced from the Toronto Real Estate Board from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018. Sold condo prices includes sold condo apartments and condo townhouses. Sold house prices includes sold detached, semi-detached and attached houses. The boundary used for sold listings was a 800m radius from each subway stop. All calculations by Zoocasa.

Curious about the average price in your neighbourhood? Check out Toronto data here and reach out for your specific hood! Toronto Real Estate Update 2018

source: zoocasa

lead image by Doug Estey

Toronto home prices by subway station2019-03-04T16:25:09-04:00
28 02, 2019

JUST LISTED! 7 Juniper Avenue – The Beach

2019-02-28T17:28:05-04:00

Welcome to 7 Juniper Avenue in The Beach, Toronto

Click the arrow to scroll through photos of 7 Juniper Avenue

This classic Beach home is absolutely stunning with a professionally landscaped front garden leading up to a lovely glass enclosed porch – ideal for enjoying a morning coffee and watching the awakening of Spring.

The spacious foyer features a grand staircase and French doors opening into the beautifully appointed living room. Substantial wood trims and impressive engineered hardwood floors flow throughout the entire main floor.  With abundant natural light, the south facing formal dining room is enhanced by traditional pocket doors. For easy entertaining in all seasons, it also includes a pass through to the recently renovated and very stylish eat-in kitchen and a walkout to the deck and lushly planted back garden.

The upper level of the home features 3 nicely appointed and spacious bedrooms all with large windows, closets and new broadloom. With a beautiful bay window and built-ins in the closet, the master is very comfortable. The washroom on this level has been recently updated featuring neutral décor, new flooring and a charming clawfoot tub. Perfect for a relaxing soak at the end of a busy day.

The lower level includes an impressive rec room with pot lights and trendy polished concrete floors.  Ideal space for movie time, child play or some quiet time with a good book. For added convenience, this level also features a 3-piece bathroom and separate laundry area.

The backyard is a delightful oasis right in the heart of the city.

With it’s south facing perspective and no homes directly behind, there is ample sun for the enjoyment of the family gardener and plenty of privacy for gathering with family and friends. This home also includes 1 car parking!

Juniper Avenue is a quiet street tucked away in the Beach neighbourhood. It’s a very short distance to the recreational delights of the area including the boardwalk, beach, bicycle path, tennis courts, abundant parks and ravines! It’s also a short walk to the cafés, restaurants and shops on both Queen Street and Kingston Road.

Located in the catchment area for the highly regarded Malvern Collegiate, Williamson Road Junior Public School and Glen Ames Senior Public School, it offers many academic options. It’s also an easy commute to the downtown core by either public transit or vehicle.

Move in and enjoy this wonderful Beach home!

Further photos & info: www.7Juniper.ca

list price: $1,249,000

MLS #: E4369499

JUST LISTED! 7 Juniper Avenue – The Beach2019-02-28T17:28:05-04:00
12 02, 2019

JUST SOLD! 51 Cranberry Lane – Aurora

2019-02-12T12:00:05-04:00

51 Cranberry Lane is located within the prestigious Highland Gate development in Aurora on a premium lot with 65′ frontage. Congratulations to our buyer clients on the purchase of their new home overlooking the park! The south facing backyard oasis offers ultimate privacy with a stunning Gunite pool by Todd Pools and hot tub with waterfall surrounded by a stone deck and patio. The basement retreat features custom oak wainscotting, a wet bar, fireplace (1 of 3!) and unique lighting. Overall, a beautiful home loaded with charm and character, they’re sure to love it for years.

51 Cranberry Lane, Aurora just sold by Thurston Olsen Real Estate Team Toronto

JUST SOLD! 51 Cranberry Lane – Aurora2019-02-12T12:00:05-04:00
29 01, 2019

Thurston Olsen Toronto Real Estate Update Jan-Dec 2018

2019-02-01T15:59:12-04:00

We hope you’re keeping warm and safe this winter! In an effort to keep you up to date and informed, we have prepared your Toronto Real Estate Update for 2018. Below you will find Toronto sales information for January – December, 2018 compared to 2017.

Do you want the stats for your 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.

Toronto real estate update 2018 Thurston Olsen Real Estate Team
  • 29,863 homes sold throughout Toronto in 2018
    • 26.5% were detached homes
    • 8.6% were semi-detached homes
    • 54.6% were condos
    • 10.4% were other home types
  • The average price of a detached home decreased 7.1% from 2017 to 2018
  • The average price of a semi-detached home increased 1.0% from 2017 to 2018
  • The average price of a condo increased 8.7% from 2017 to 2018
  • Homes were on the market an average of 20 days in 2018. This increased from 16 in 2017.

Click here to view our Toronto Real Estate Update from Q3 2018.

Thurston Olsen Toronto Real Estate Update Jan-Dec 20182019-02-01T15:59:12-04:00
5 01, 2019

How To Furnish Your First Home On A Tight Budget

2019-02-01T16:02:05-04:00

You’ve just bought your first home, or you’re planning to purchase in the near future. You’re likely on a tight budget, but that doesn’t mean you have to sit on milk crates or sleep on a mattress on the floor. It just means you have to get creative about where to shop for your fashionable finds. Here are seven great places to find fab furniture on the cheap, leaving some money in the bank for those mortgage payments.

SOURCE: blog.remax.ca

How To Furnish Your First Home On A Tight Budget2019-02-01T16:02:05-04:00
3 10, 2018

JUST LISTED! 80 Hastings Avenue – Leslieville

2018-10-03T10:38:44-04:00

Welcome to 80 Hastings Avenue in Leslieville, Toronto.

This stunning detached home is situated on one of the nicest streets in Leslieville.

The fantastic curb appeal is truly enhanced by the covered porch which features modern glass railings, pot lights and classic black and grey trims.

Upon entering 80 Hastings Avenue, you immediately connect with the open concept living space and how perfect it is for entertaining guests. Large windows with beautiful California shutters allow abundant natural light and the expanse of stylish engineered hardwood flooring creates a wonderful flow throughout the home.

The kitchen is absolutely incredible with sleek white cabinetry, fabulous stainless hardware, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances and a centre island.

There is a custom built workspace and wine rack as well as a walkout to the back deck and yard – ideal for summer barbeques. And not to be missed is the convenience of a nicely appointed powder room.

The second floor of 80 Hastings Avenue includes 3 bedrooms and 2 more bathrooms.

The same impressive engineered hardwood continues throughout this level as do the California shutters. Two of the bedrooms share the convenience of having access to a delightful and spacious 4 piece bath.

The master bedroom is beautiful with his and her closets, a large bay window and a stunning master ensuite appointed with a double sink vanity, stylish cabinetry and a large shower with a glass enclosure.

The lower level of 80 Hastings Avenue features a large well finished rec room, ideal for relaxing with popcorn and a great movie or sporting event.

There is also plenty of space for the kids to play. Down the hall is another room which could be used as a home office or a guest bedroom to suit your needs.

The backyard is gorgeous with trendy horizontal fencing, a generous deck and professionally landscaped gardens with impressive stonework. There is also 2 car parking with easy access off the laneway.

80 Hastings Avenue is just steps from fantastic schools, parks, shops, restaurants and public transit, there is so much to love about this wonderful family neighbourhood.

Move in and enjoy everything that this home and neighbourhood have to offer!

further photos & info: 80hastings.com video

list price: $1,249,000

MLS #: E4265867

JUST LISTED! 80 Hastings Avenue – Leslieville2018-10-03T10:38:44-04:00