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// April 2019

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Ahhh… Spring. You’ve finally arrived  - like a long-lost, much-missed old friend. And, as with old friends, we can pick up right where we left off last year, and forget about all the time that has passed since we last saw each other!!

It’s time to absorb the energy that comes with watching those buds emerge and seeing nature’s beauty begin to crawl back into our landscape. Let’s get outside and rediscover our city!

Homewatch News: How to Rectify Kitec Plumbing In A Condo Before Closing

AThe existence of Kitec Plumbing in a Toronto condominium can very well be a problem, as there can be a hefty price tag attached for unsuspecting buyers. Kitec was a very popular material for plumbing installations during roughly 1995 and the late 2010s in Toronto. Kitec was originally touted as a sturdy, cost-effective material that was resistant to corrosion; it was later discovered that Kitec was defective. In fact, instead of standing up to corrosion, it actually accelerates the process. This is an issue because corrosion is one of the biggest culprits behind pipe and fixture leaks and/or breaks.
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Blog Posts

April 2019 - Home Of The Month - West Queen West

This month's post highlights one of Toronto's strongest real-estate related markets - rentals!! Connecting with Urbaneer team member James Ormston, this particular rental client came to us after having received notice that her landlord had sold her current place of residence. She engaged the Urbaneer team to guide her through two possible scenarios. The primary plan was to explore and evaluate properties currently worth purchasing that fit her wish list and budget (her move date was quickly approaching), find something to rent for a year while she reconsidered her options or continued the search for her dream home! What did she locate?

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What Is Biophilia And How Can I Use It In Home Design?

This month, our astute reader is asking about Biophilia, which is becoming a major influence in the design world. After all, wouldn’t we all prefer to be surrounded with peace, light and really cool décor to boot? Biophilia, as a concept theory, has actually been around for a few decades, but with growing awareness of how our spaces impact our lives at home and work and a growing movement for people to greenify their lives , this movement has gained momentum in the past few years. In fact, our sources tell us that biophilia will be one of the most significant design trends in 2019. But the term signifies an idea that's a bit different than "going green" or being eco-friendly.

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Before & After: A Builder Grade Toronto Condo Goes Back To Its Factory Roots

I love a good design story. So when the call came from a design duo to list their loft, I was both mesmerized and impressed at their undertaking. And I couldn't wait to feature it on the Urbaneer blog! Back in March 2017 the architect design professional duo purchased the unit with the intention of making it their home for several years. However, just as they were completing their re-imagining of the space, a new job prompted a relocation. As a result, the property has come to market with the intention of recovering their cost.

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Reverence For The University Of Toronto: An Important Canadian Institution

When it comes to Canadian icons, the University of Toronto represents one of our country's most important foundations, and plays a distinctive part of Toronto's landscape. As Canada’s oldest university, this important educational institution has long shaped minds for generations. Established in 1827 as King’s College, U of T has earned a solid reputation as a progressive, intelligent incubator for ideas and innovation driven by education and research. It’s just one of the many landmarks that contribute to Toronto’s cultural identity, and makes our city revered as one of the best places to live.

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Latest Listings

A Signature Commercial / Residential Victorian On Avenue Road In Yorkville Village

Offered at $3,858,888

For the Buyer who demands quality building components, celebrates well-executed luxe design, and embraces the merits of a Triple-A location, this rebuilt 3-storey Victorian residence with storefront artfully marries the elegance of its restored facade with a resplendent interior containing all the modern conveniences. For those seeking a property surrounded by luxury, charm, and character - both inside the walls and beyond - this unique turn-key offering with the branding cachet of both Yorkville Village and Bloor Street's Mink Mile, is an unprecedented opportunity. Lovingly and tastefully restored and renovated to the craftsmanship standards of yesteryear in 2009, while incorporating quality contemporary building components and on-trend finishes and fittings, this impressive Victorian marries modern function with historic form.

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A Brick And Beam Loft With Courtyard Garden In Toronto’s Button Factory

Offered at $1,699,000 SOLD

Loft 6 has the rare and enviable benefit of being situated mid-block. From the second level, this unique aspect provides an unobstructed south-facing sun-drenched vista over the neighbouring Little Italy courtyards and gardens with their abundance of flowers and vegetable plantings, laundry lines and quirky sheds. On the north-west side, floor-to-ceiling doors and glazing open to a private lush landscaped brick-walled courtyard, surrounded by neighbouring gardens, mature trees, the scent of barbecues and the laughter of children. Consisting of two floor plates totaling around 1694 square feet with a private lush landscaped garden of nearly 200 square feet, this exemplary loft with secure exclusive-use garage and storage bay (with coded door and remote) has had a series of custom-designed built-ins and betterments that elevate this factory loft into a luxe - yet understated - zen den of urban living.

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Quintessential Lakeside Living On Queens Quay West

Offered at $1,295,000

Suite 318E is a rarely offered 2 bed, 2 bath suite which features an intelligent space plan, excellent proportion and scale, and both south and north exposures. Comprising 1293 square feet of interior living space, plus an additional 183 square feet of outdoor living space (the unit is one of only six in the complex with a covered south facing balcony and an open city vista terrace), this contemporary suite has been thoughtfully renovated with quality fixtures and fittings! This suite enters into well-proportioned foyer of polished stone that extends into a generous gallery ideal for those seeking a feature wall for their art collection. An expansive closet offers storage for all your coats and gear, and its mirrored doors provide the convenience of executing the always essential head-to-toe wardrobe check before you head out the door. A 3-piece washroom - located off this gallery discreetly away from the entertainment area - is unusually spacious, features a large window, and has been tastefully upgraded including a dazzling eye-catching glass bowl sink.

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A Heavenly Sanctuary in A Converted Riverdale Church

Offered at $949,000

Located on the fourth floor with a west exposure overlooking a park, this 917 square foot (according to MPAC) sun-drenched space features exposed brick walls, wood beams and 11'9" ceilings. From the front foyer, a separate den with sliding doors and shelving is a great home office or guest space. The hall flows into an open plan entertainment space with a galley kitchen fitted with stainless steel appliances, stone counters and floating shelves. A well-proportioned dining area combines with an expansive sitting area with a flat screen television, where a second set of sliding doors reveals the master bedroom with a walk-in closet and stacking laundry. A recently-renovated luxe washroom is a sunken spa retreat, with an oversized shower and soaking tub; it's truly a unique and indulgent space, with its quality appointments and barrel-vaulted ceiling.

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Steven Fudge, Sales Representative
Bosley Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage

 

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