Condo of the Week: $1.55 million for a three-bedroom suite in one of Canada’s oldest luxury towers

Condo of the Week: $1.55 million for a three-bedroom suite in one of Canada’s oldest luxury towers

Address: 2045 Lake Shore Boulevard, Unit 2601
Neighbourhood: Mimico
Agent: Andrea Morrison, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.
Price: $1,550,000
Previously sold for: $1,442,000, in 2007

The place

A large, three-bedroom unit in one of Canada’s oldest luxury condo towers. It juts out from the building and has plenty of windows, so the owner can see Lake Ontario from nearly everywhere.

Here’s the foyer:


The living room:


The dining room, with fancy chandelier:


And here’s the updated kitchen. Judging by the photos alone, you’d never guess this place was almost 40 years old:


The kitchen has a dining area of its own:


There are two guest bedrooms. Here’s one:


And the other:


The master bedroom has its own office alcove:


And here’s the master ensuite:


The history

Completed in 1978, Palace Pier was described by the Toronto Star at the time as “among the most elegant and luxurious in any city in North America.” The Star also noted the condo’s “car-oriented adult clientele.” Three-bedroom units like this one started at $184,000 during pre-construction in 1977. Maintenance fees ran about $400. This unit was recently modernized. The most recent owner has died.

Big selling point

The developers didn’t skimp on amenities. The health-conscious can use the pool, squash courts, gym, tennis court or putting green. There’s also a billiards room, arts and crafts room, carpentry room, library and 64-seat restaurant. The rooftop space has a sun deck, theatre and bar. The building also has a 24-hour concierge and valet parking.

Possible deal breaker

Like many early condos, this one has no balconies. There are, however, communal barbecues and picnic tables at the base of the building.

By the numbers

• $1,550,000
• $2,899 in monthly maintenance fees
• 3,285 square feet
• 4 bathrooms
• 3 bedrooms
• 2 parking spaces
• 1 fireplace

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