Does your definition of the perfect dwelling include living steps from life-enhancing amenities and a diverse mix of opportunities for work and play? We may have found the perfect pad for you in ART Condominiums, situated on coveted Dovercourt Road just a hop, skip, and a jump to vibrant West Queen West, uber-fun Ossington Strip, and trending Liberty Village! Here, you can soak up Toronto's sexy urban vibe, and take advantage of the convenience of living just removed from the city centre in one of Toronto's most desirable areas! Don't believe us? Just ask Vogue & The Economist, who ranked West Queen West - and its "hallmarks of hipness" - as one of the most "cool and livable" 'hoods in the world! The area is chock-full of fresh restaurants, bars, and coffee houses to discover, not to mention a some of the finest shops & boutiques, gorgeous galleries, and fitness studios. After all, West Queen West isn’t just a neighbourhood; it's a lifestyle!
Welcome to Suite 811 in ART Condominiums at 8 Dovercourt Road!
There is nothing more liberating than walking out your front door with no specific plans, and being met with dozens of great options for dining, drinking and shopping just steps away! This will be your everyday reality when you live at Art Condos! You can wander up to the iconic Drake Hotel and celebrate the cosmopolitan, pop into The Good Neighbour for a tasty pastry (or four), replenish your beauty products at Deciem, give your body a boost at Greenhouse Juice Co., or simply window shop Queen Street's intriguing offerings. After all, when it comes to chic boutiques and one-of-a-kind-shops, Queen West has all the best goods!
When retail therapy makes you peckish, you'll have some exciting decisions to make! Is clean eating one of your priorities these days? Check out Bolt Fresh Bar. Looking for a tasty craft beer? Bellwoods Brewery on Ossington will satiate your mircrobrew fix. Craving comfort food? At any hour of the day, you’ll be happy living close to the 24 hour Lakeview Restaurant. Need a brunch hangout? Check out Café Neon. Foodies with a penchant for Canadian cuisine will enjoy Antler Kitchen & Bar.
Having green space has always been an important feature for homeowners, but now more than ever it's a high priority for many. 8 Dovercourt Road is well-situated to one of the city’s best parks: Trinity Bellwoods Park! Spanning over 14.6 hectares, no matter the season there is lots to do in this popular park, with playgrounds, picnicking, baseball diamonds, tennis courts, a swimming pool, Farmers Market, and more. In the winter, lace-up and visit the artificial ice rink. Trinity Bellwoods is also home to a number of events and festivals in the spring, summer and fall including Movie Nights In The Park and the Queen West Art Crawl. Gotta puppy of any age? You can find Leash-Free Doggy Love At Trinity Bellwoods Park.
Queen West is a great place to explore and nurture your creative soul with numerous galleries. There are a few right up the street from 8 Dovercourt Road, including The Freedom Factory: Art Gallery and Event Space and Propeller Art Gallery, which is one of Toronto’s oldest artist-run, not-for-profit galleries.
This home is well located to run your daily errands as well. Independent City Market is under a 10-minute walk away. Equidistant in the other direction are Freshco and Metro. The LCBO is just over a 10-minute walk away. Some of our favourite boutique purveyors include Poppies Plant Of Joy and the Drake General Store, both just steps beyond your front door!
Two streetcar lines are super close (501 Queen or 504 King), and so is the Dufferin bus which will zip you north toward Bloor or south toward Exhibition! It's no surprise that Art Condos boasts a Transit Score of 91! If you prefer to drive yourself, Queen West offers easy access to Lakeshore Boulevard, the Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway.
Let's talk about schools! Even if your household doesn’t include a child, proximity to quality education is always highly coveted, which means that this is an amenity that future buyers will be willing to pay top dollar for! A mere 10-minute walk away is Alexander Muir/Gladstone Ave (AMG), Junior and Senior Public school that offers schooling from JK all the way to Grade 8. This isn’t just a school. AMG also houses an alternative school, ESL programs for adults, a parenting & family literacy centre and a YMCA child care program. How wonderful t to have school and child care an easy walk from home? Convenient! Even in high school, your local school is still walkable. Parkdale Collegiate is just under a 20-minute walk away. This is indeed a reputable school and features a PreBaccalaureate program intended to prep students for the International Baccalaureate Programme. They also offer two unique Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) programs: one in Horticulture & Landscaping and one in Health & Wellness.
Dreamt of a 'hood that serves up rich, full-bodied, urban living? Yup, you've found it! Cheers!
THE ART CONDOMINIUM
For those who crave a sweet suite on Toronto's wickedly delightful west side, you can’t get a space more delectable than this 2-bed 2-bath modern space in Art Condos! Completed in 2013 by Triangle West Development, the design of the building was a joint effort between award-winning Oleson Worland Architects and innovative Hariri Pontarini Architects. Offering a bespoke collection of 152 suites spread over 11 floors, this ode to delectable design is a standout among Toronto's boutique buildings. Suites range from minimal and modern studios to bright and boastful two-bedrooms suites and are designed to showcase the unique architecture of the building, the cutting edge interior design by 3rd Uncle, and frame the views of the Toronto skyline from all directions.
Building amenities abound, including the classics: a concierge, a security system, visitor parking, bike storage, a meeting room, an exercise room, and a recreation room. But, as a fresh, high-styled boutique condo curated to be a cut above, the building also features a large media/theatre room, a party room, an expansive outdoor patio, a rooftop deck, and even a fire pit! Imagine how enriching (and easy peasy!) it would be to have the pick of so many great activities and facilities mere steps from your living space! There's even a Zip Car pickup right next door if you're ever in need of wheels! But given the condo boasts a Transit Score of 91 and a Walk Score of 84, you may never need a car! If that's the case, residents can rent their parking spaces for as much as $120/month! Plus, you can always grab a ZipCar - there's a location on the west side of 8 Dovercourt!
Have a four-legged companion? The Art Condos community is very pet positive, and they allow up to two pets per suite! There are also plenty of great green spaces nearby for daily dog walks, including a brand new off-leash dog park (due to open Fall 2021) at Osler Park - just a couple blocks away! How handy would that be?!
Suite 811 is an efficient thoughtful urban retreat that's perfect for busy professionals - swinging singles and contemporary couples alike! Those who have dreamt of owning a succulent slice of downtown will adore this bright and airy dwell, perched above the crowds and clamour, with peaceful panoramic views of residential treescapes, the city skyline, and even the CN Tower! Perfectly proportioned and well-situated at the intersection of creative and hip, this crisp contemporary space marries utility, style, and convenience!
As you enter the intelligently-designed 826-square-foot interior, you're immediately struck by its soft loft calming effect; the white walls, the 9' concrete ceilings, and warm custom wood floors - combined with a blue sky panorama spanning the entertainment space - give a soothing sense of privacy and freedom while being grounded to something much larger than yourself. Stepping into the foyer, directly to your right is the first of the suite's well-appointed washrooms, as well as access to stacked laundry and storage! Continuing down the hall - perfect for displaying your art collection! - the suite's entertainment area unfolds into articulated zones of leisure which are bathed in natural light!
The second bedroom, currently outfitted as a home office and den, is spacious and modular! Sliding doors can offer privacy when you need it most, allowing only the softest glow of daylight to filter through as you take some "me time"! However, when you are in the mood to socialize, retract the sliding panels to visually expand the space and get the dance party started!!
The open plan kitchen is ready for the resident chef to take centre stage, awaiting their culinary creativity! The quartz countertops and contemporary solid core veneer slab custom cabinetry contrasts beautifully with the built-in stainless steel appliances, but the focus of the space is the multifunctional moveable island, which does double duty as extra food prep space and the centrepiece that friends will congregate to share great food and even better company! The culinary zone transitions cleanly and effortlessly into the living space, which is all about relaxing in comfort and style - with a great view to boot! Being well-proportioned, it offers choice when configuring furniture to best suit your needs. Can you imagine yourself reclined on the sofa, with a cool glass of white wine, and the summer breeze whispering in through the Juliette balcony? Divine!
Everyone needs a serene space they can call their own when the ravages of everyday living feel like they're taking their toll. Off the entertainment space - and well-situated away from the second bedroom - is the Master suite refuge. This perfectly-appointed private oasis boasts a walk-in closet and a postcard-perfect view! And the ensuite bath with its floating vanity, glass shower, and luxe rainfall showerhead? You couldn't ask for a better place to lather away the day or primp and polish yourself for a night out on Queen West!
If you've been seeking a steps-to-everything residence in a well-managed, well-maintained, and well-presented downtown condominium, this custom, tailored condo - inclusive of one car deeded parking and storage locker - could be the perfect fit!
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Curious to know more about the location? Here are our Neighbourhood Pages on Queen West and King West featuring our flavour videos, city census data, plus each neighbourhood's Amenity blogs! And consider checking out our other Neighbourhood Pages in the central part of Toronto!
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