Home of the Week: $669,000 for a spacious condo at Queen and John

Home of the Week: $669,000 for a spacious condo at Queen and John

ADDRESS: 169 John Street, Unit 905

NEIGHBOURHOOD: Kensington-Chinatown

AGENT: Carl Langschmidt, Royal LePage – Your Community Realty, Brokerage

PRICE: $669,000

THE PLACE: A spacious two-bedroom, two-bathroom loft in the heart of downtown for under $700,000 might sound too good to be true, but at John and Renfrew, just steps from Grange Park, it’s the real deal.

BRAGGING RIGHTS: With high, exposed concrete ceilings, a wide-open floor plan and a large kitchen for cooking or mixing drinks, this condo embodies the cool downtown vibe of a swinging loft that’s perfect for entertaining (read: pre-drinking).

BIG SELLING POINT: Location, location, location. Sure, it might also be a deal breaker (see below), but buying here puts you at the centre of everything great in Toronto. Walk to lunch in Chinatown, shops on Queen West, art at the AGO and clubs on Richmond.

POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: Location, location, location. MuchMusic’s home base is a block away, at the infamous corner where tweens go ballistic for Auto-Tuned, prepubescent boys. A weekend away in late June might not be such a bad idea.


• $4,134 taxes
• $579.93 in monthly maintenance fees
• 2 bedrooms
• 2 bathrooms
• 2 walkouts
• 1,250 square feet
• 145-square-foot balcony