It won't be long before the sun will start to warm the city, melting the snow drifts and street slush that's kept many of us in hibernation mode. As soon as you can smell wet earth, the Toronto real estate market becomes abuzz with the promise of a thaw, and homebuyers start to search for that one perfect property! Many of those home seekers are first time buyers eager to take the leap into home ownership, and if you're looking to purchase before the crush of the Spring season (not to mention the bidding wars), we've got the perfect starter that is sure to quell the winter blues and have you celebrating spring!
Welcome to 60 Heintzman Street, Suite 1525.
Your home should not only be the place you hang your hat, but also the launching pad for all other areas of your life. This is at the core of that oft-repeated mantra “location, location, location”. However, we know it’s not always easy finding a residence that speaks to you, that also happens to be in a neighbourhood designed for your lifestyle - especially when you're a budget-conscious first time buyer. But here’s an exceptionally affordable opportunity located in the high-demand Junction neighbourhood.
The Junction was originally a manufacturing community with working class housing dating from the late 19th century, geographically located where notable companies such as Canadian Cycle & Motor Co., Campbell Milling Company and the Heintzman Piano Company were situated. Before The Junction underwent a rebirth (its central location and reasonable price points appealed to an emerging youthful demographic including young families, urban professionals, artists and entrepreneurs) it was neighbourhood chocked full of history.
Renowned for its ban on the sale of alcohol for over 100 years (to deter industrial workers from drinking), The Junction re-introduced liquor licenses in 2001 when the first drink was poured east of Keele Street at Shoxs Sports Saloon. Eliminating prohibition had a positive effect on the community, as restaurants and bars opening along Dundas Street fueled more street life spawning more entrepreneurial retail. These days restaurants like Vesuvio are filled with local residents, serving up what many claim is the best pizza in the city, while eateries like Cool Hand of a Girl serve up wholesome, organic dishes perfect for the days when you just don’t have the time to make it yourself. On the weekend, stop in at the Sweet Potato to stock up on organic goods for the week, or visit the Farmer’s Market for locally grown produce in High Park. The neighbourhood is also turning into something of a furniture and design destination with great shops like Mjolk, Smash and Post + Beam. You don’t have to go far for great design, whether your taste is contemporary, traditional or urban chic.
This west Toronto neighbourhood has managed to retain its small town charm, likely due to its distance from the downtown core. Although it may feel, for some, a bit off the beaten path, it has all the characteristics of a prime Toronto location thanks to easy access to the TTC. Take the five minute bus ride down Keele Street to Keele Station and Bloor West Village, or a ten minute bus ride across Dundas West to Roncesvalles Village. Either way, if you’re seeking a place that marries panache with cool, this brilliant space is ideal for the live/work entrepreneur.
Heintzman Place Condominiums, located at 60/61 Heintzman Street, was built on a historic site of the renowned producer of Canadian pianos. Completed in 2011 by award winning developer, Delterra’s Options for Homes, this is the first high-rise development in the neighbourhood and offers stunning city and lake views, close proximity to High Park and easy access to TTC and downtown. Although at first the building may seem somewhat monolithically conventional, many are pleasantly surprised by the quality of the finishes and attention to detail that are frequently lacking in other developments. The complex has appropriately scaled amenities, abundant guest parking and several smart features including a green roof and solar panels for heating water.
Suite 1525 combines 500 square feet of urban condo essentials. The smart and functional open concept layout features an entertainment space that accommodates both sitting and dining areas. The stylish compact kitchen is fitted with granite counters, a double sink, stainless steel appliances, and a breakfast bar. The bright and sunny master bedroom provides for a cozy sanctuary, and includes a spacious stand-alone closet. But if it’s views you want, the 65 square foot balcony perch is where you can indulge in the most spectacular vistas of the Toronto skyline. From sunrises to sunsets, the views span from the downtown core skyscrapers, to the shores of Lake Ontario. The only problem you will have is deciding which is better - the view during the day or at night. Not a bad dilemma to have, right?
Heintzman Place Condominiums is a popular choice for the budget-conscious buyer looking to combine the easy, breezy, condo lifestyle with a rooted, cool neighbourhood vibe. This charming one bedroom unit is an ideal starter pad for a single professional or urban couple who want to kick off their life together in an awesome neighbourhood without blowing their budget. With added conveniences such as a locker, a parking spot and monthly maintenance fees under $300/month, this delightful, turn-key residence will have you ready to make the leap from renter to proud owner!
If you don't know this pocket community very well, here's our Neighbourhood Page on The Junction, including our flavour video, the city census data on the area, plus several past blogs on area amenities! And consider checking out our other Neighbourhood Pages!
Are you ready to immerse yourself in that urban lifestyle you've always dreamed of adopting? Contact us!SOLD