So you want to live in Toronto? Due to the ever-increasing demand for real estate, more and more condos are popping up all over the city aiming to meet demand while offering a more affordable alternative to single-family homes. There are now many larger, family-sized condos available as well as smaller one-beds, and the price range is vast to suit the various budgets of buyers. With so many homes available it can be difficult to know where to start when looking for the right one. Of course, price and size are significant, as is finding a building and unit which you find attractive. Location is also essential, and amenities are a great asset, for example, many buildings offer swimming pools, gyms, and many other facilities. Taking all of these factors into account, here are the ten best condo buildings to live in Toronto.
1. Diva Condos, 741 Sheppard Avenue West
This brand new development is in an enviable location, just steps away from Canada’s largest urban park. The building holds 107 modern, spacious suites over nine stories. The stunning units range from 850-1100 square feet with prices starting at $562 per square foot. The range of appealing amenities includes a concierge, fitness center, lounge, party room, spa, and terrace.
2. The Perry Condos, Pears Avenue, Toronto
The Perry Condos is another brand new building, featuring beautiful units and endless amenities. There are 11 stories in total, accommodating 45 modern suites from 774-1228 square feet. This building comes in at above average price at $1,490 per square foot; however, you get plenty for your money with amenities such as a library, a private dining room/ meeting room, piano lounge, outdoor garden, and concierge.
3. The Prestige, 1 Yonge Street
This development is still in its planning stages but set to launch soon. According to plans, Prestige condos will feature three towers housing 3885 modern, spacious suites over 95 stories, as well as three stories of real estate. The location is highly convenient, close to the Union and King Stations as well as plenty of schools and restaurants. Amenities include a fully-equipped fitness center, public courtyard and more. Prices are estimated to be upwards of $1,000 per square foot.
4. Avenue 151, Yorkville
Sitting on the border of the Annex neighborhood and Yorkville, the location of this new project is ideal for those looking for a combination of luxury and fun. Restaurants, bars, schools, shops, and parks are just steps away, as is public transport. The stylish, curvaceous exterior certainly makes a statement, as do the luxury finishes of the interior. The ten-story building is home to 72 units ranging from 653-2666 square feet, costing $1,254 per square foot. Whether you’re after a beautiful micro-condo for one, or space for the whole family, Avenue 151 has something fabulous to offer.
5. The Bartholomew Condos, Regent Street
As part of the Regent Park transformation, the Bartholomew condos have been developed on Dundas, and Regent Street just steps away from Regent Park, the aquatic center, and the fitness center. The 159 suites range from studios to two bedrooms + den units to cater to everyone from singles to small families, sized at 352-842 square feet with prices from $200,000. As well as the enviable location and stunning designer finishes, this development houses many desirable amenities including a yoga room, fitness center, party room, screening room, catering kitchen, pet spa, courtyard, and barbeques.
6. Mirvish and Gehry, King Street West
Mirvish and Gehry will be a brand new development on King Street West in Toronto’s premier arts district. It will consist of two towers; one standing at 92 stories and the other at 82, with a total of 1950 units. The distinctive design of the exterior combined with the luxury finishes of the interior is sure to make a statement. The development will also include retail and commercial space and space for art exhibitions. It’s still early days for this project, but it’s worth looking out for if you love city views and luxury living.
7. Cabin Toronto, 45 Dovercourt Road
This boutique residence is between Little Portugal and Queen West, a neighborhood labeled by Vogue as the “2nd coolest in the world”. Restaurants, bars, shops, and entertainment are right on the doorstep making this a very desirable location. This boutique residence features just 25 1-2 bedroom residences over six stories, with prices starting at $714,900 for 814 square feet. The stylish units all feature outdoor spaces and authentic finishes. Cabin Toronto is a peaceful sanctuary in the midst of bustling city life.
8. Empire Midtown, Eglinton and Oakwood
This stunning condo is a modern urbanites dream in the most convenient of locations close to several transport options, restaurants, schools, and shops. The development also boasts a stunning design inside and out, and desirable amenities including a yoga and pilates studio, private dining room, gym, terrace and an entertainment lounge. 16 stories are home to 219 stylish suites ranging from one bed to 2 beds + den. Prices range from $469,500-$949,990.
9. Fortune at Fort York Condos
This new project in the fast-growing Fort York area offers stunning finishes and resort-style amenities at a more affordable price than many of Toronto’s new developments. The 32 stories accommodate 511 units, from studios to three beds, so there’s something for everyone here. Apartments range from 465-865 square at $688 per square foot, with prices starting from $328,900 for a studio, rising to $713,990 for a three bedroom unit. As well as a super stylish home, residents can also enjoy amenities including a concierge, bar, catering kitchen, courtyard, hot tub, lounge, business center, party room, sauna, spa, and terrace – what more could you ask for?
10. Massey Tower Condo, 197 Yonge Street
Massey Tower is a stunning new building on Yonge and Queen Street, boasting spectacular architecture and flawless interiors. Standing tall with 60 stories, Massey Tower contains 699 beautiful suites at 559-645 square feet, at $1,299 per square foot. The amenities do not disappoint – the building features a fitness center, sauna, steam room, rain room, juice bar, cocktail lounge, piano bar and a concierge. The units should be move-in ready by November, and this building is sure to become iconic in Toronto.