15 07, 2020


Situated in one of the most sought-after boutique loft buildings in Leslieville, this stunning residence checks all of the boxes.

The main living space is perfect for entertaining with an open concept floor plan, 9 foot exposed concrete ceilings and engineered hardwood floors throughout.

The kitchen features modern two-tone cabinetry, under cabinet valance lighting, quartz countertops and a porcelain tile backsplash. An integrated refrigerator, a stainless steel stove, an integrated hood fan and an integrated dishwasher further enhance this stylish space.

The combined living and dining rooms feature north facing floor to ceiling windows with a walk-out to an oversized 150 square foot terrace! The unobstructed views are enhanced by mature green tree tops – perfect for reading a good book or for entertaining friends.

The master bedroom is a wonderful space with engineered hardwood floors, a wall-to-wall closet, a frosted glass sliding door and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the terrace.

The second bedroom is equally spacious with a frosted glass sliding door, engineered hardwood floors and plenty of storage in the large wall-to-wall closet.

The 4 piece washroom features a modern vanity with a quartz countertop, beautiful porcelain tile work and a large soaker tub/shower.

Additional conveniences of loft 612 include an “all off” switch near the front entry for ease when arriving or leaving, a stacked washer and dryer, a large front hall closet, parking and a locker!

Move in and enjoy this gorgeous space!

2 Bedrooms
1 Washroom
1 Parking Space & 1 Locker
655 sq ft plus 150 sq ft terrace!

10 10, 2017

SOLD OVER ASKING! 90 Sumach Street #522 – Trefann Court

90 Sumach Street, once home to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as a warehouse and design centre was originally used for their archives, studios, rehearsal spaces and workshops. From the brick exterior to the warehouse style windows to the vintage film light in the front lobby, everything about 90 Sumach pays tribute to its history.

Loft 522 is absolutely stunning! Upon entry you are immediately impressed by expansive open concept space. With over 2100 square feet of living space plus another 135 square feet on the mezzanine, this corner unit loft is one of the largest in the building.

True to the definition of a hard loft, this residence features concrete floors, exposed ducts, fluted concrete columns and 14 foot ceilings. The floor to ceiling windows offer impressive east and south views with an abundance of natural light all day long.

The building offers a newly refurbished amenities room, visitor parking, and a fenced dog run. There is also a spectacular rooftop terrace with barbecues where you can take in the incredible west-facing views of the Toronto skyline. Located just steps from Queen Street East, you can enjoy easy access to the TTC as well as tons of great restaurants, shops and bars in the neighbourhood.

LIST PRICE $1,349,000

“Let me tell you, if you want honesty and integrity, straight shooters, no push, no shove, no aggressive or sneaky tactics, no BS, individuals who work to do the utmost on your behalf, Ford and Chris and their team are true professionals in all senses of the word who make selling your home or condo a seamless, painless process.”

Matthew – 90 Sumach St #522

31 07, 2017

JUST SOLD! 88 Colgate Ave #424 – Leslieville

Stunning 1 bedroom plus den condo in the heart of Leslieville! Open concept floor plan with a modern designer kitchen, floor to ceiling windows and an incredible spacious balcony overlooking the tree tops. Parking and locker!

12 07, 2016

JUST SOLD! 155 Dalhousie Street, Loft 1005 – Garden District

Formerly the Simpson’s department store warehouse, later Simpson Sears, the Merchandise Lofts have a spectacular history! Loft 1005 features everything that a true hard loft should including 12 foot ceilings, concrete floors and exposed ducts. The building has fantastic amenities including an indoor pool, sauna and fitness centre. All within a 5 minute walk of Yonge Street, The Eaton Centre and tons of great shops and restaurants in the heart of downtown!

3 02, 2016

Toronto’s east end has the hottest real estate in the city

Homes north of Danforth Ave. and east of the Don has the shortest sale times in Toronto, according to TREB data.

By: Robin Levinson King Staff Reporter, Published on Wed Feb 03 2016

The trendiest neighbourhoods in Toronto aren’t in the trendy west end, but the east.
Homes north of Danforth Ave. and east of the Don River are selling fast, according to data provided by the Toronto Real Estate Board. The area, which encompasses posh Playter Estates to the west and rough-around-the edges Woodbine-Lumsden further east, boasts the shortest sale times in the city, with homes averaging a mere 12 days on the market compared to a city-wide average of 21 days.

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To the south, Leslieville, Riverside and Riverdale came a close second, with homes averaging 13 days on the market.
Over the past decade, sale times across the city have been declining despite soaring home prices.

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The median price of a Toronto home — stand-alone houses and condos combined — was $643,145 in 2015, compared to about $341,450 in 2005.
Yet in 2015, homes typically spent 21 days on the market, down 10 days from 2005 when they took a full month to sell. It’s a trend that has touched almost every corner of the city. The only areas that did not see a decrease in sale time were neighbourhoods around the Annex, Casa Loma and Wychwood.
Toronto realtor Desmond Brown said that low interest rates and population growth mean that there are more buyers than available homes, so most properties get snapped up fast.
“I think it’s basic supply and demand,” he said. “Good inventory is at a premium.”
That’s great news for sellers, especially for those north of the Danforth who bought at a low price and can now reap the benefits of a decade’s gentrification. Over the past ten years, the median value of homes north of the Danforth has increased 132 per cent, from $288,500 in 2005 to $608,500 in 2015.
“We’ve seen higher prices there, or even bidding wars, because it’s about supply,” said real-estate agent Linda Ing-Gilbert.
A recent listing, a three-bedroom semi at 106 Woodmount Ave., sold in six days for $681,700, more than $80,000 over asking. Ing-Gilbert, who grew up around the Danforth, said the area is often the last refuge for affordable family homes for many in the city.
Most of the bidders for the home west of Woodbine Ave. were first-time home buyers, she said, or young couples looking to upgrade from a condo.
“I think every single woman was pregnant,” Ing-Gilbert said.
Many start out hoping to buy in the more trendy west end, Ing-Gilbert said, but soon come to realize you can get the same amenities — access to the subway, schools and good restaurants — for about 10 per cent less in the east.
But there’s a price to pay for affordability, and that’s popularity, said Brown. Everybody loves a bargain, which means it can take buyers a few tries to land an east-end starter home.
Conversely, homes in neighbourhoods like the Annex can take a bit longer to unload.
“It’s a simple explanation — there aren’t as many buyers for the high-end properties,” he said.

13 01, 2016


Working in the Leslieville/Riverside area, we often have clients ask us which condos and lofts we think are the coolest in the neighbourhood. After a recent meeting with a new client who asked us this same question, we decided it would be a good idea to write a list of our Top 5 Lofts In Leslieville. It wasn’t easy because there are a lot of great ones to choose from but here’s our top 5!
68 Broadview was built in 1914 and the building originally served as a Rexall Warehouse. In 2007, The Sorbara Group converted this building in to true hard lofts that are absolutely stunning! They salvaged several of the building’s original fixtures and hardware, and redistributed them within the building.


What makes The Broadview Lofts so cool?
• Tongue and groove wood ceilings
• Exposed brick walls
• Fantastic management with current maintenance fees around $0.39 per square foot
• Roof top terrace and large party room with unobstructed views of the Toronto skyline

# of units: 154
# of storeys: 6
Walk Score: 86

The Wrigley building dates back to the early 1900s and was once home to a Wrigley’s chewing gum factory. The building was converted to hard lofts in 1998 and maintains its authenticity from top to bottom. As soon as you step inside the front entrance and onto the original elevator, you feel like you’ve gone back in time. The Wrigley Lofts have been known to attract photographers, fashion designers and entrepreneurs to name a few.


What makes Wrigley so cool?
• Massive warehouse windows
• Concrete mushroom columns
• A wide array of different sized units with different finishes
• Open concept living
• 14 foot ceilings
• Live/Work building

# of units: 79
# of storeys: 5
Walk Score: 95

The Garment Factory was converted into residential units in 2008. Atria Developments did a phenomenal job of integrating the old and new parts of the building seamlessly with a combination of traditional old brick and modern additions of steel and glass on the upper levels.


What makes The Garment Factory so cool?
• Exposed concrete ceilings
• Restored concrete floors
• Large terraces and balconies
• Strong community feel
• Extremely pet friendly
• Live/Work building

# of units: 150
# of storeys: 8
Walk Score: 95

The Sync Lofts were completed in 2013 by Streetcar Developments. The exterior of the building is an esthetically appealing mixture of brick and glass and the interior is sophisticated and chic with modern advancements including built-in iPod docking stations and pre-wired speakers. You can’t beat this location with so many great shops, restaurants and bars just minutes away as well as Dark Horse Espresso Bar conveniently located on the main floor of the building.


What makes The Sync Lofts so cool?
• Great layouts that maximize usable space
• A dog wash on the main level
• High-tech modern finishes
• Private rooftop terraces
• Large communal rooftop terrace with views of the iconic Riverside Bridge and the downtown skyline

# of units: 98
# of storeys: 8
Walk Score: 97

The IZone lofts were converted to residential units in 2002 by Atria. They are a cultural hub to artists, tech professionals and entrepreneurs. As you walk down the halls, you immediately look up to the industrial style lighting and exposed ducts that compliment the industrial and raw feel of the building.


What makes IZone so cool?
• Ceilings ranging from 16 to 30 feet
• Skylights in many units
• Roof top decks on some of the units
• Large industrial double doors
• Open concept floors plans
• Live/Work Building

# of units: 104
# of storeys: 2
Walk Score: 95

6 01, 2016

Toronto housing market caps a record year as prices surge past $1-million

Toronto_areaToronto’s housing market has just capped a record year, new numbers show.

And the industry believes it would have been even better had more homeowners wanted to sell.

The Toronto numbers released this morning and the Vancouver statistics reported yesterday show yet again why those two cities are the focus of bubble speculation, though few see a meltdown in the making.

“Despite stricter mortgage lending guidelines and the possibility of slightly higher borrowing costs on average, there will be many buyers who remain upbeat on the purchase of ownership housing,” Jason Mercer, the Toronto Real Estate Board’s director of market analysis said as the group released the 2015 statistics.

Sales in the Toronto area climbed 9.2 per cent last year to 101,299, according to the real estate group, and the average price rose 9.8 per cent to $622,217.

But that masks big differences in the type of house and the regions of the area.

The average price for a detached home in the city’s 416 region surged 12.6 per cent from a year earlier, to $1.05-million, while that for a semi-detached soared 10.3 per cent.

Average prices were lower in the outlying 905 area.

“If the market had benefitted from more listings, the 2015 sales total would have been greater,” said TREB president Mark McLean, referring to the fact that, in December, active listing were down almost 11 per cent from a year earlier.


SOURCE: Globe and Mail

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