11 07, 2019

Thurston Olsen Toronto Real Estate Update Q2 2019

2019-07-11T14:50:16-04:00

Summer is here! We hope you’re enjoying this weather and finding some time to relax with friends and family. To keep you up to date and informed about the real estate market, we have prepared your Toronto real estate update for the second quarter of 2019.

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.

 

Thurston Olsen Real Estate Team update Toronto Q2 2019

  • 10,131 homes sold throughout Toronto from April – June, 2019
    • 3,150 were detached homes
    • 1,021 were semi-detached homes
    • 4,836 were condos
    • 1,124 were a combination of other home types
  • The average price of a detached home is $1,359,192
  • The average price of a semi-detached home is $1,052,834
  • The average price of a condo is $639,316
  • Homes are on the market an average of 17 days

Click here to view our Toronto Real Estate Update from Q1 2019.

Thurston Olsen Toronto Real Estate Update Q2 20192019-07-11T14:50:16-04:00
28 06, 2019

Canada Day in Toronto 2019

2019-06-28T11:27:38-04:00

Canada is preparing to celebrate its 152nd birthday this weekend, and Toronto is marking the occasion with events happening across the city.

Canada Day Toronto skyline, Canada Flag

Canadian flag and the Toronto skyline. The flags waves from the back of a tourist cruise in Lake Ontario

Festivities are planned to take place throughout the city, including fireworks displays to cap off what’s expected to be a beautiful weekend.

According to Environment Canada, the weekend is expected to consist of warm weather and the chance of showers.

Whether your celebrations include festivals, events, or fireworks, be sure to factor in the weather and plan to stay cool and dry.

If you’ve yet to plan your weekend, CBC Toronto has created a list with some of the city’s biggest events to help you ring in Canada’s birthday, get around the city, and enjoy the sunshine.

Parking and transit

Toronto Police Service Parking Enforcement will not be enforcing certain parking bylaws during the Canada Day holiday on Monday.

This includes pay-and-display or metered areas, rush-hour routes, and posted signs indicating Monday-to-Friday regulations. But they’ll continue to enforce all other areas and issue tickets for parking offences.

Transit on Monday will be running on a Saturday schedule, and commuters can visit the TTC website for more information.

Canada Day Toronto fireworks

There are several fireworks displays scheduled around the city for Canada Day. (Frank Gunn/Canadian Press)

Where to Watch Fireworks

The celebrations wouldn’t be complete without watching the fireworks light up the sky across the city. Here’s where you can catch them across the city:

  • Amesbury Park at 9:45 p.m.
  • Ashbridges Bay/Woodbine Park at 10:00 p.m.
  • Centennial Park at 10:00 p.m.
  • Milliken Park at 10:00 p.m.
  • Mel Lastman Square at 10:30 p.m.
  • Stan Wadlow Park at 10:00 p.m.
  • Weston Lions Park at 10:00 p.m.

Canada Day Events

Canada Day at Mel Lastman Square

Canada Day festivities at Mel Lastman Square will take place Monday with live music and dance performances, arts, family activities, and will end the night with a spectacular fireworks display.

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

 

Multicultural Canada Day at Yonge- Dundas Square

The annual Multicultural Canada Day celebrations will feature  everything from a “Parade of Nations” and a massive singing of O Canada, to art, food and live performances from diverse multicultural groups.

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

 

Canada Day at Downsview Park

This free family event will feature free inflatables and games for children, face painters, a number of vendors, live entertainment, and food trucks. The fun-filled event will be capped off with fireworks to end the night.

Time: 4:00 p.m to 11:00 p.m.

 

Canada Day at The Albert Campbell Square — Borough Drive

Interactive dance performances and the opportunity for a dance party will be taking place at Albert Campbell Square, together with vendors, food and free entertainment.

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 

Burlington Citizenship Ceremony — 1400 Lakeshore Rd

New Canadians will take their citizenship oath in the gazebo in Spencer Smith Park on Canada Day, and the event will also feature multicultural dance performances, a number of vendors, and will finish with a fireworks display.

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

 

East York Canada Day Parade & Festival — 373 Cedarvale

The 62nd East York Canada Day Parade will feature rides, food, live music, a craft beer garden and the swimming pool will be open. The grand finale will be a fireworks display at 10:00 p.m.

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

 

Canada Day at Centennial Park 

Enjoy Toronto Ribfest during the day with live entertainment and activities for the whole family. Top off the night with fireworks.

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

 

Redpath Waterfront Festival

A fleet of tall ships will descend on Toronto’s waterfront this Canada Day weekend, and will be open for deck tours from Saturday to Monday from Bathurst to Bay. There will also be a Maritime Market, sail-training activities and live entertainment

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

Amesbury Park Canada Day Celebrations

Amesbury Park celebrations will feature multicultural entertainment, children’s activities and a variety of vendors. The event will be capped off with fireworks.

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

 

Wigwam Chi-Chemung – Canada Day: An Indigenous Perspective — Ontario Place

This Wigwam Chi-Chemung program will look at Canada Day from an Indigenous perspective, sharing the story of the 1805 treaty between the Mississaugas of the Credit and the settlers that resulted in a covenant between the European and the Anishinabe nations.

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

Canada Day at Thomson Memorial Park — 1005 Brimley Rd

Start the day with a pancake breakfast, enjoy live entertainment, activities and a 23-metre zipline across the park.

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Canada Day at Black Creek Pioneer Village — 1000 Murray Ross Parkway

Enjoy 19th century carnival performers, musicians and carnival games. This event is a unique take on Canada Day celebrations, and will feature a citizenship ceremony with 40 new Canadians.

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

source: cbc.ca

Canada Day in Toronto 20192019-06-28T11:27:38-04:00
5 06, 2019

JUST LISTED FOR LEASE! 1145 Gerrard Street East – Leslieville

2019-06-05T12:09:29-04:00

Welcome to 1145 Gerrard Street East, a spacious and beautiful home in trendy Leslieville!

 

This home offers 3 bedrooms, 1 washroom, hardwood flooring throughout, plus a private backyard oasis with parking. The main floor is open concept with a living and dining area that leads to a bright kitchen with backyard access.

Located steps to delicious restaurants, great shops, pubs, and Greenwood Park with dog park and skating rink. Easy TTC access for a quick commute to downtown.

List price: $2,800 / month

MLS #: E4474423

JUST LISTED FOR LEASE! 1145 Gerrard Street East – Leslieville2019-06-05T12:09:29-04:00
28 05, 2019

SOLD! 15 Viking Lane Suite 1806 – Parc Nuvo

2019-05-28T15:17:07-04:00

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.

SOLD! 15 Viking Lane Suite 1806 – Parc Nuvo2019-05-28T15:17:07-04:00
21 05, 2019

JUST LISTED! 15 Viking Lane Suite 1806 – Parc Nuvo

2019-05-21T12:40:35-04:00

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

JUST LISTED! 15 Viking Lane Suite 1806 – Parc Nuvo2019-05-21T12:40:35-04:00
11 04, 2019

Thurston Olsen Toronto Real Estate Update Q1 2019

2019-07-11T14:32:50-04:00

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.

Thurston Olsen Toronto Real Estate Update Q1 20192019-07-11T14:32:50-04:00
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
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
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