House of the Week: a mansion in the sky at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Residences
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Waterfront Communities–The Island
AGENT: Cynthia Goodchild, Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage.
PRICE: $20,000 per month
THE PLACE: A one-year lease for a suite on the 43rd floor of the brand spanking new Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Residences.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: If Toronto is the centre of the universe, then you’re on top of the world (you know, like Leo). The suite offers stunning south- and west-facing views of the CN Tower, the Rogers Centre and Toronto Island and beyond. Really, it’s the closest thing to doing EdgeWalk, only without the nagging fear of falling to your death.
BIG SELLING POINT: Living in a hotel. A home in the Ritz means an in-house gym, an indoor swimming pool, room service, housekeeping and your own concierge. Now you’ll truly be putting on the Ritz.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: If you’ve secretly longed to live in a hotel ever since you read Kay Thompson’s Eloise series of children’s books, you might be disappointed. This suite isn’t quite a “room on the tippy-top floor.”
BY THE NUMBERS:
• $20,000 a month in rent
• 3,240 square feet
• 42-inch Sub-Zero refrigerator
• 11-foot ceilings
• 3 bathrooms
• 2 + 1 bedrooms
• 2 parking spaces