12 09, 2019

JUST LISTED! 1100 Kingston Road Suite 216 – Kingston & Co

Welcome to 1100 Kingston Road, Suite 216

Stunning in every way, this corner suite with a southeast exposure features impressive large windows and the day long ambiance of natural light in every room. Not often found in condo living, the 1420 square feet of living space seems even larger given its exceptional floor plan with 3 bedrooms and 3 washrooms.

The spacious foyer of 1100 Kingston Road, Suite 216 is delightful for welcoming guests and includes a large closet to tuck away every coat, shoe and accessory. There is also an oversize laundry/storage room and a separate locker so that everything has a spot when not in use!

With engineered natural hardwood floors, the open concept main living space is warm and bright. The impressive kitchen features abundant white matte parma shaker cabinets, an eight-foot-long centre island with tons of space for prep and room to enjoy casual meals too! There is a separate pantry, pull out pot drawers, stainless steel appliances, an upgraded gas stove and a classic white subway tile backsplash. Finished with style and just right for the gourmet chef!

The dining area is spacious with enough room to easily seat six people. The adjacent living room has lots of space so everyone can stretch out while watching a movie and it’s a great spot for entertaining. There’s even an office nook which is a perfect for a home office or a spot for the kids to do homework.

All three of the bedrooms are generous in size with large windows and closets. The master bedroom is truly remarkable with enough space for a king size bed and a sitting area. It also includes a separate walk-in closet and spa-like master ensuite.

The south facing balcony is a great spot to finish a good read and is outfitted with a gas line for barbequing in any season!

Kingston & Co is a recently built condo in the heart of Kingston Road Village and just minutes from Queen Street East and the beach! It overlooks Blantyre Park and has a roof top terrace with panoramic lake and city views and a large barbeque area. On this level there is also a private indoor dining room that can be booked for entertaining.

On the second level of 1100 Kingston Road, very conveniently located is a guest suite, a well-equipped gym, a yoga studio and large lounge with a pool table. So incredible to have all of this at your fingertips!

Perfect for a family looking for carefree living or for anyone looking to “right size” with space to accommodate guests. Suite 216 checks all of the boxes, move in and enjoy this gorgeous residence!

Further photos & info: www.1100Kingston.com

List price: $1,089,000

MLS #: E4574563

16 08, 2019

Where you can buy houses in Toronto for under $1 million

Here’s where you can buy houses in Toronto for under $1 million

skyline with CN Tower, condos and houses in Toronto

The price of detached houses in Toronto surpassed the $1 million mark for the first time in 2015. Since then prices have hovered at a consistent high and according to a new report by RE/MAX, they’re again on the rise. RE/MAX examined the Toronto Real Estate Board‘s 65 districts and found that detached housing values rose in 57 per cent of neighbourhoods in the 416. While this is welcome news for those who already own a piece of this lucrative property pie, those trying to buy houses in Toronto find themselves wondering if and when affordability will return to this hot market.

Despite the affordability woes, detached home sales in the GTA were way up in the first half of the year. Year-to-date transactions are up 17 per cent over 2018 figures – 20,067 versus 17,202 – and double-digit sales increases happened in over 70 per cent of TREB districts, which includes areas in the 416 and 905.

The market correction – especially over the past 18 months – has been the major catalyst for the increase in detached housing sales. It’s all about price,” says Christopher Alexander, Executive Vice President and Regional Director at RE/MAX of Ontario-Atlantic Canada. “The overall average price for detached housing in the GTA is still down marginally (-1.2 per cent), compared to year-ago levels. Year-to-date average price (January to June) was $1,008,177 in 2019 versus $1,020,136 in 2018.

While balanced and seller’s market conditions are evident in the 416, an estimated 45 per cent of Toronto neighbourhoods were in clear buyer’s market territory in June. The tightest area of the city is the East End, where eight out of 11 districts are in balanced/seller’s territory.

If you’re in the market to buy and you have your heart set on the 416, but don’t have a bottomless bank account, here are 12 areas where you can still buy detached houses in Toronto for less than $1 million.

EAST END TORONTO

East End Toronto homes for under $1 million

WEST END TORONTO

West end Toronto homes for under $1 million

source: blog.remax.ca

9 08, 2019

LEASED! 875 Queen Street East Suite 324 – Leslieville

We helped our client successfully rent out his shiny new condo at 875 Queen Street East in Leslieville.

875 Queen Street East, Leslieville, Toronto leased by Thurston Olsen Real Estate Team

The south east facing corner suite has one bedroom, plus a den. Ample natural light floods the open living room and sleek designer kitchen with lofty concrete ceilings. Steps to parks, restaurants, shops, TTC, easy access to the highways, and all that Leslieville has to offer – plus a parking space!

7 08, 2019

SOLD! 174 Campbell Avenue – Junction Triangle

174 Campbell Avenue in the Junction Triangle was recently scooped up by our buyer clients.

174 Campbell Ave Junction, Toronto Sold by Thurston Olsen Real Estate Team Ford Thurston Chris Olsen

The 2 storey brick semi was beautifully renovated, has three bedrooms, two washrooms, a finished basement, and a 2 car garage! The main floor opens into a modern white kitchen with a timeless, stylish backsplash, loads of cupboards and plenty of counter space. They can walk out from the kitchen to spend sunny evenings in the west facing backyard. Congratulations to our clients, we’re excited for you to make this house your home.

11 07, 2019

Thurston Olsen Toronto Real Estate Update Q2 2019

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.

28 06, 2019

Canada Day in Toronto 2019

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

5 06, 2019

JUST LISTED FOR LEASE! 1145 Gerrard Street East – Leslieville

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

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

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.