Expansive terrace oasis on the edge of Little Italy and Kensington456 College St -
This is a coveted suite in a unique building. It is one of only two rarely offered units in this boutique condo building (89 units) that feature a 22' x 8' terrace (approximately 170 sqft). The terrace faces south and is surprisingly private, nestled in beside the red brick of the 1884 church tower and tucked in behind mature trees. You can people watch in this lively area, but the people below can't see you. You can relax with a good book in your own little world in your hammock or host an indoor/outdoor party with your friends.
The unit is the antithesis of a cookie-cutter shoebox, and construction in the units is actually permitted if you ever want to re-imagine the space down the road. There's a soft loft feel with the concrete ceilings and loads of natural light streaming in through the 6' tall wall of windows overlooking the terrace. The nearly 900 square feet of open floor plan and large size of the rooms afford lots of flexibility, if for instance you wanted to use the den space as a TV room or dining room instead.
The one room separated by a door is your master bedroom, located on the corner of the building. The elongated space is bright and airy due to 2 sets of huge 6' tall windows facing east and another set facing south. There's a double closet with built-in addtional shelving at the back, and plenty options for placing a dresser or two. There is a sizable 5 piece en suite bathroom, featuring a separate bathtub and glass shower as well as a double sink. Your en suite laundry is also conveniently tucked away in this bathroom. Again, tall and wide windows fill the room with light and allow you to brush your teeth while taking in the cityscape or the park across the street.
The building amenities are all located on the top of the building on the 7th floor. There you will find an exercise room and saunas, but also a great hosting space for larger parties with its rooftop lounge and dining area. The best part is that it spills onto the rooftop patio which wraps around to 3 sides of the building. Those without the luxury of their own terrace use it to kick back and relax with a book or a couple of friends, but you will likely use it for large groups or to perhaps stretch out on a chaise longue to be closer to the sun's rays. The building provides a security officer from 10PM to 6AM, and the building's superintendent can often be found in his main floor office during the day.
The church has stood ground on the northwest corner of College and Bathurst since 1884. and it is blessed — with location, location, location. Walkers will love the 97 Walk Score and the fact you're just a couple of minutes away from Little Italy to the west and Kensington Market to the east, and within strolling distance to U of T, Chinatown, and Trinity Bellwoods. Transit riders will love the 100 Transit Score with both the College streetcar and Bathurst streetcar literally steps outside the front door. The Bloor subway line is just a 5 minute ride away. Cyclists will like that College Street has a bike landeand that there is indoor bike parking in the garage. Car owners will like that you can rent an underground space from the attached church as the current suite owner does — at half the monthly carrying cost of purchasing one.
You can see King Edward Jr and Sr Public school across the street out of your window, which has an 8.2/10 Fraser Institute score (top 8% in Toronto), and Harbord Collegiate Institute also ranks highly at 7.8/10 (top 14%). The nearest Toronto Public Library is just down the street and Dundas and Bathurst, as is Toronto Western Hospital.
- ID: c3616927
- Year Built: 1990
- Status: Active
- Parking Type Description: Underground 1 car
- Estimated Annual Taxes: $2,357
- Middle School: King Edward Jr & Sr Public School
- School District: Ward 10
- Property ID: 101185602
- Beds: 1
- Total Rooms: 6
- New Construction: No
- County: Toronto District School Board
- Elementary School: King Edward Jr & Sr Public School
- Style: Condominium
- Baths: 1 (Full: 1 3/4: 0 1/2: 0 Other: 0)
- Storeys: 1
- Living Area: 874 Square Feet
- High School: Harbord Collegiate Institute
- Neighbourhood: Palmerston - Little Italy