Real Estate

Condo of the Week: $1 million to live in an East Bayfront tower designed by Moshe Safdie

The 830-square-foot unit comes with floor-to-ceiling windows, a decked-out kitchen, island views and too many amenities to count

By Andrea Yu| Photography by Nav Sohi
The home comes with a striking view of the Toronto Islands and the Port Lands.

Neighbourhood: East Bayfront
Price:$1,049,000 Size: 830 square feet Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Parking spot: 1 Maintenance fees: $696.03 Real estate agent: Kate Zheng, HomeLife Landmark Realty

The place

A two-bedroom, two-bathroom corner unit steps from the Queens Quay boardwalk. The home is on the 22nd floor of the tower, so its views are unobstructed. It comes with one underground parking spot and one locker. The Distillery District, Sugar Beach, the ferry terminal and St. Lawrence Market are all within walking distance.

The history

This condo complex was designed by legendary architect Moshe Safdie. Completed in 2019, it has 44 storeys and 516 units. This one was listed for $1,079,000 on October 12 before the owners reduced the price to its current $1,049,000 on December 1. It’s also available as a furnished rental for $4,700 a month.

The tour

The foyer winds around the stacked washer-dryer unit en route to the open-concept space. There’s engineered hardwood flooring throughout.

There's engineered hardwood throughout.

Here’s the kitchen and living area. The appliances (cooktop, fridge, range hood, dishwasher) are all integrated, plus there’s an island with a microwave and an attached dining table.

The open kitchen is equipped with new appliances.

An opposite angle shows off the corner floor-to-ceiling windows.

Another look at those floor-to-ceiling windows.

This nook is set up as an office.

The reading nook is currently set up as an office.

Looking north, the second bedroom is through the door on the left, and you can see Regent Park way in the distance.

The corner windows also allow for a great north-facing view of the city.

Another view of the living area.

The second bedroom is adjacent to the living area.

The unobstructed view of the islands, Tommy Thompson Park and the revitalized Port Lands may be the property’s best feature.

Note the roller blinds.

Now, the main bedroom. It’s currently staged as a fitness space, but it can fit a king-sized bed.

The main bedroom is staged for fitness but it's big enough for a king-sized bed.

It has its own corner window and sliding doors that walk out to a glass balcony.

The sliding glass doors lead to the balcony.

Here’s what it’s like to stand on the balcony. Squint to see Scarborough.

That's the Distillery District and Regent Park in the distance.

This is the main ensuite bathroom.

The glass shower comes with an advanced system.

The second bedroom also has a great view. Its ensuite is almost identical to that of the main bedroom.

Here's the second bedroom.

Along with this rooftop infinity pool, amenities include a rec room, a gym with both a sauna and a steam room, a pilates studio, a co-working space, a party room, and a billiards room.

Plenty of amenities in this tower: a recreation room, gym, sauna, steam room, pilates studio, co-working space, party room, billiards room and this rooftop pool.

There’s also a 24-hour concierge and this leafy living wall in the lobby.

The living wall in the lobby is a nice touch.

Finally, a view of the complex from the boardwalk—Safdie’s Tetris-like tribute to modernism on full display.

Here's what the complex looks like from the boardwalk.

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