Toronto's Luxury Condo Neighbourhoods
Where Do I Find The Trendy Condos and Neighbourhoods?
There are many trendy and diverse luxury condo communities within Toronto. We have seen the luxury condominium market flourish in Toronto over the past 10 years and we have many luxury buildings being built or completed as we speak. Most condos in Toronto go anywhere from $600 to $800 a square foot but we now see some buildings going up to more than $1200 per sq.ft. These buildings have proven to offer all top amenities from VIP spas and state-of-the-art fitness centres to saunas, indoor and outdoor pools as well as 4-star bars and restaurants. We are now beginning to see doormen and valet parking, sky lobbies and luxurious terraces overlooking the city.
Elegance and perfection is what the builders have achieved within the suites. Some of the top comforts of these condos include 10 ft and higher ceilings, gourmet kitchens, granite counters, custom marble flooring, custom his-and-hers closets and huge windows just to name a few. Each offers a unique living experience within their own neighbourhoods.
Here's information on the top 5 luxury condo neighbourhoods, as well as information on some of the top condos in each area, with links to each of these buildings.
The Annex - Yorkville Neighbourhood
Four Season's Hotel and Private Residences, 50 Yorkville Avenue
The Windsor Arms, 22 St. Thomas Street
This elite area exists in the boundaries north to Dupont Street, south to Bloor Street, west to Bathurst Street and East to Avenue Road. This includes the adjacent Yorkville and Seaton Village. This affluent neighbourhood includes young and upcoming families, successful professionals, artists, as well as providing a diverse ethnicity and cultural community. Bordering the University of Toronto this mainly residential area consists of late 1800 to early 1900 Victorian and Edwardian homes. It is also surrounded be green spaces such as Village of Yorkville park, Queen’s Park and Christie Pits Park as well as many others.
This area offers a trendy upscale fashion and art scene hosting festivals such as the Toronto International Film Festival. It is also the home of the royal Canadian Yacht Club, the most popular sailing and social club in Toronto. It offers many art galleries, unique shopping boutiques, restaurant and eateries. Luxury shopping areas include Cumberland Terrace, Hazelton Lanes and Holt Renfrew. There are also many luxury hotels such as The Four Seasons, The Windsor Arms Hotel and the Hazelton Hotel.
Toronto's Waterfront (Harbourfront) and Business Entertertainment
Shangri La Condos, 200 University Avenue
Ritz Carlton Condos, 183 Wellington Street
Located on the northern shore of Lake Ontario in the centre of trendy downtown Toronto. It is a part of the Toronto Waterfront extending from Bathurst Street in the West, along Queen’s Quay with a not all determined boundary being either Yonge Street or York Street. This area is known to be a culturally diverse residential community including restaurants, art galleries, craft studios, performance spaces, boating areas and parks. It is also home to the Toronto Islands ferry terminal and The Toronto Island Airport. Formerly an industrial area it has now been converted into a series of condos, many overlooking Lake Ontario. Harbourfront is host to many craft and artisan fairs, theatre and dance performances and musical concerts. Formerly a warehouse, Queen’s Quay Terminal, houses a shopping center created for high end retailers, commercial office space and residential condos. Harbourfront offers many parks and trails for residents and visitors. These include Harbourfront – Water’s Edge, Maple Leaf Quay East and West and York Quay Harbourfront Centre to name a few.
Yonge and Eglinton
Once part of the old Town of North Toronto, Yonge and Eglinton is a neighbourhood in Midtown Toronto. The area is a mix of townhouses, detached houses and high rises. It is a trendy neighbourhood for young and upcoming professionals as well as growing families. The neighbourhood consists of mainly smaller neighbourhoods including Allenby, Chaplin Estates and Lytton Park. We have seen major growth in the condo market at Yonge and Eglinton over the past years of a mixture of high end luxury buildings to smaller boutiques. The neighbourhood also known as young and eligible is host to many high end restaurants and has a nightlife of its own north of downtown.
The neighbourhood offers small retail stores, restaurants, larger box stores, a shopping mall and movie theatre. There are many high schools throughout the neighbourhood such as North Toronto Collegiate Institute, Northern Secondary School, Forest Hill Collegiate Institute, as well as many prestigious private schools. There are also parks in the area such as Eglinton Park, the Belt Line Railway and Oriole Park.
This neighbourhood falls within the boundaries of Yonge Street (West), Bayview Avenue (East), Eglington Avenue (North) and Merton Street (South).
The area can be divided into two neighbourhoods. The first being Mount pleasant West located west of Mount Pleasant road, north of Merton Street, east of Yonge and south of Keewatin Avenue. This area offers many low and high rise apartment and condo buildings including the Minto Quantum Towers.
The other part of Davisville Village is Mount Pleasant East. It is bordered to the east by Bayview Avenue, Moore Avenue to the south, Yonge Street to the West and Blythwood to the north. It is serviced by 2 TTC subway stations, and also offers regular bus service on Eglinton Avenue east and Bayview Avenue.
Bloor West Village
Located along Bloor Street this area falls between two neighbourhoods. To the North is Runnymede and to the south is Swansea. Included are all businesses on Bloor Street between Jane Street and Ellis Park Road. Available to residents are over 400 shops, restaurants and services. These include specialty clothing stores, eateries, cafes and unique book stores. It is host to many unique cultural events such as the annual Ukrainian Festival, the Calvalcade of Light among others.