In a city dotted with cookie cutter condos, unique spaces with room for a growing family or for those down scaling are in limited supply. If you prefer a low-maintenance build in a neighbourhood where life’s necessities are within a short stroll and where the sense of community and culture is something you can reach out and touch, this is a residence your family will love.
Located on Heintzman Street in the hip Junction neighbourhood, this house-like condominium is in proximity to all the amenities for a dynamic urban life. Just a short walk to Dundas Street West, it’s close to transit, shops, cafes and a variety of eateries and restaurants. If you're someone who genuinely enjoys and embraces an urban existence, this is the neighbourhood where you'll be afforded the opportunity to take part in an exciting neighbourhood rich in history and a strong sense of identity.
Welcome to 61 Heintzman Street, Suite 717.
Did you know The Junction was predominantly a manufacturing community with working class housing dating from the late 19th century, where notable companies such as Canadian Cycle & Motor Co., Campbell Milling Company and the Heintzman Piano Company were located? More recently, this neighbourhood has undergone a rebirth as the central location and reasonable price points have appealed to a wide demographic, including young families, urban professionals, artists and entrepreneurs.
Renown for its ban on the sale of alcohol for over 100 years - as a way to deter the 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. The Raw Chemist Juice Bar serves up healthy smoothies and cold-pressed juices perfect for hot summer days, and Cut the Cheese satisfies the craving for comfort food. 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.
Despite the changes and local developments, this family-friendly west Toronto neighbourhood has managed to retain its small town charm, and although it feels a bit off the beaten path, it has all the characteristic of a prime Toronto location with easy access to the TTC. Take a 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.
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 is 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.
This gorgeous 2-bed 2-bath + den suite - measuring 860 square feet - boasts ideal split bedroom floor plan. Bathed in light, this suite features numerous luxe upgrades, and a coveted southern exposure from its treetop city-vista balcony. In fact, upon entering the suite, you will notice the abundance of light flowing through. The efficiently-configured kitchen is a cook’s delight, with rich cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops. Tucked off to the side is the den currently used as a dining area, making dinner parties a breeze. The suite then unfolds through the main living area anchored with a large window and serene views. This area is spacious enough for entertaining friends and family yet cozy enough to settle-in with a great glass of wine and your favourite Netflix show.
The Master Bedroom is sizeable and host to more impressive views, presented through another large window, creating an area with aura of calm and repose. The semi-ensuite bathroom has an equally tranquil effect. Rounding out this exquisite space is a second bedroom offering additional office, sleeping and storage areas.
Well-maintained and well-loved, this pet-friendly property includes one locker and parking, and offers reasonable common fees ($369.32 per month plus hydro), plenty of bike racks and visitor parking. This is a terrific opportunity for those looking for a great space at great value. For a buyer on a budget seeking a large space in a coveted neighbourhood this fantastic offering will check all the boxes.
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!
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