If you’re reading this, you might have written condos off as being “too pedestrian” or just “too bland”. That is certainly the sentiment many of our clients express when we’re in the information gathering stage and trying to assess their criteria. Some take this even further — and could be described as ‘loft fundamentalists’ or more alarmingly, ‘radicalized’ loft lovers…
We can certainly appreciate this perspective. We chose to specialize in lofts because the buildings interest us. Each one has its own unique history and usually an interesting architectural design. We also like that developers can’t just build a loft on any empty parking lot… making them more rare and attractive to buyers looking for not only a great living space, but one that will give them a good return on their investment.
However… before this turns into a little ‘pro-loft’ piece of propaganda, let’s get to the point: Toronto has many great condos too.
Yes we said it (probably for the first time on this whole website), the city of Toronto has produced some fantastic condos over the years… and these condos deserve our attention, even if just a minimal amount of it.
Below is a list of what we consider to be some of the best condos in Toronto. The criteria we used to make this list isn’t exactly scientific, but here are some notes on it:
– Many of our clients have purchased from these condos. Yes, buyers who initially wanted a loft were swayed by these particular buildings.
– They are well managed and have maintained very reasonable condo fees. – They are generally in high demand.
– They tend to have a few exceptional qualities about them, including (but not limited to) interesting architecture and unique suite layouts, prime downtown/midtown locations, and/or they were built by some of the top rated developers in the city (Cresford, Context, Tridel, Aspen Ridge – to name just a few).
Here’s the list. If you feel a particular condo should be added, please let us know!
The Best Condos in Toronto
St. Lawrence Market & Distillery District
205 Frederick St. – The Rezen
33 Mill St. – Pure Spirits
1 Scott St. & 38 The Esplanade – London on the Esplanade
25 The Esplanade
230 King St. E – Kings Court Condominiums
33 Lombard St. – Spire (SP!RE)
112/116 George St. – Vu Condos
Business & Entertainment District
33 University Ave. – Empire Plaza
55/65 Bremner Blvd. – Maple Leaf Square
438 Richmond St. W – The Morgan
18 Beverly St. – The Phoebe
140 Simcoe St. – University Plaza
21 Nelson St. & 120 Simcoe St. – Boutique Condos (phase 1 & 2)
183 Wellington St. W. – The Ritz Carlton
11 St. Joseph St. – Eleven Residences
386 – 388 Yonge St – Aura
763 & 761 Bay St. – College Park Towers
37 Grosvenor St. – Murano North Tower
38 Grenville St. – Murano South Tower
111 Elizabeth St. – One City Hall
Yorkville, Bloor St. & The Annex
736 Spadina Ave. – The Mosaic
100 Yorkville Ave.
102 Bloor St. W.
18 Yorkville Ave. – The Villas on Scollard
99/100 Hayden St. – Bloor Walk Residences
33 Charles St. – Casa
10 Bellair St. – No. 10 Bellair
Yonge to Sherbourne
218/285 Mutual St. – Radio City
120 Homewood Ave. – The Verve
21 & 25 Carlton St. – The Met & The Met Encore
500 Sherbourne St.
Midtown, Yonge & Eglinton
88 Broadway Ave. – 88 on Broadway
2181 – 2191 Yonge St. – Quantum Towers
70 Roehampton Ave. – The Republic
83 Redpath Ave
18 Merton St. – The Radius
10 Delisle Ave. – The St. Clair
60 St. Claire Ave. W
20 & 25 Scrivener Square – The Thornwood
We hope you found this to be helpful! If you’d like any information about these condos or lofts in general, don’t hesitate to Contact us.