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Condos in the City: Going Up Like Wildfire Part 3

Downtown sites for every budget
By: Allison Harness, SPECIAL TO THE STAR

Today, Condos on the Market looks at Toronto's downtown area (primarily between Yonge St. and the Don Valley, south of Bloor St.). Prices do not include parking space and storage locker unless indicated.

1. 85 BLOOR ST. E.: 85 Bloor St. E., east of Yonge St., south side of Bloor. Builder: Burnac Development Corp. A 20-storey, 252-unit precast stone building with bronze-tinted windows. Prices (locker included): $394,900 for 1,130 sq. ft. Fees: 38 cents per sq. ft. Amenities: rooftop terrace, exercise facility, saunas, home theatre screening room, billiards room, office room, multi-purpose room, equipped kitchen, walkout to ground-floor terrace and 24-hour concierge. Sales: one left. Status: built. Occupancy: immediate. Sales centre: on site, 416-515-8500; http://www.85bloor.com.

2. THE BLOOR STREET NEIGHBOURHOOD: 38 Charles St., north side of Charles, half a block east of Yonge St. Builder: Cresford Developments. A 26-storey, 327-unit precast concrete building. Prices: from $129,900 for 396 sq. ft. to $1.049 million for 2,026 sq. ft. Fees: 44 cents per sq. ft., plus hydro. Amenities: swimming pool, whirlpool, exercise room, billiards/games room, party room, dining room, sun terrace, two guest suites and 24-hour concierge. Sales: about 80 per cent sold. Status: under construction. Occupancy: summer 2007. Sales centre: 29 Charles St., 416-977-1100; http://www.thebloorstreetneighbourhood.com.

3. BLOOR WALK: 100 Hayden St., north side of Hayden, east of Church St. Builder: Philmor Group. A 21-storey, 165-unit brick, stucco and stone building. Prices: from $463,900 for a penthouse with 1,017 sq. ft. Fees: 47 cents per sq. ft., plus heat and hydro. Amenities: glass enclosed pool, whirlpool, steam rooms, exercise room, fitness studio, rooftop garden, TV lounge, library, party room, billiards room and card room, with views overlooking the city and Rosedale Valley. Sales: two left. Status: built and registered. Occupancy: 30 to 90 days. Sales centre: by appointment, 416-928-1382; http://www.philmorgroup.com.

4. BOOT CONDOMINIUM: 75 Dalhousie St., north of Shuter St., south of Dundas St. Builder: Cresford Developments. A 12-storey, 153-unit building with an exterior of creamy-coloured stucco, French balconies and large windows. Price: from $176,900 for 566 sq. ft. and patio. Fees: 38 cents per sq. ft. Amenities: main floor party room, billiards room, concierge, 24-hour security, exercise room and sauna. Top floor walkout landscaped terrace. Sales: one remaining. Status: built. Occupancy: immediate. Sales centre: on-site, suite 104, 416-955-9900;
http://www.76shuter.com.

5. CASA CONDOMINIO RESIDENZA: 33 Charles St., south side of Charles, ½ a block east of Yonge St. Builder: Cresford Developments. A 45-storey, 440-unit all-glass building. Prices: from $199,900 for 495 sq. ft. too $584,900 for 1,205 sq. ft. Penthouses not yet released. Fees: 42 cents per sq. ft., plus hydro. Amenities: outdoor heated pool, whirlpool terrace with a two-sided fireplace and outdoor lounge, glass-enclosed dining area, three indoor lounges, one with two-sided fireplace, 24-hour concierge, exercise room, weights room, media lounge, two guest suites and demonstration kitchen. Sales: about 60 per cent sold. Status: construction not started. Occupancy: October 2008. Sales centre: 29 Charles St., 416-977-1100;
http://www.casacondominium.com.

6. 22 CONDOMINIUMS: 22 Wellesley St., east of Yonge St., west of Church St. Builder: H & R Lanterra. A 23-storey, 163-unit glass and precast concrete building. Prices: from $194,900 for 484 sq. ft. to $515,900 for 1,288 sq. ft. Fees: 38 cents per sq. ft., plus hydro. Amenities: fitness facilities, outdoor terrace with Jacuzzi, business suites, party room and concierge. Sales: over 75 per cent sold. Status: under construction. Occupancy: June 2007. Sales centre: call 416-368-5262; http://www.22condominiums.com.

7. CRYSTAL BLU: 21 Balmuto St, between Bay St. and Yonge St. A 35-storey mostly glass building with about 135 units. Prices: from about $249,900 for about 500 sq. ft. to over $2 million for a penthouse with about 3,500 sq. ft. Fees: 48 cents per sq. ft., plus hydro. Amenities: 24-hour concierge, outdoor pool, landscaped terrace, party room/lounge with big screen T.V., weight room, cardio room, yoga room and dining room with kitchen. Sales: almost 50 per cent sold. Status: construction to start this fall. Occupancy: March 2009. Sales centre: on site, 416-968-2121; http://www.crystalblucondos.com.

8. EAST LOFTS: 275 King St. E., at Princess St. Builder: Harhay Construction. A 13-storey, 129-unit glass, steel and brick building. Prices: from $219,900 for 633 sq. ft. to $964,900 for 1,928 sq. ft. Fees: 34 cents per sq. ft., plus hydro. Amenities: party room. Sales: 80 per cent sold. Status: construction to start late this summer. Occupancy: December 2007. Sales centre: by appointment, 416-368-5262; http://www.eastlofts.ca.

9. EDGE LOFTS: 625 Queen St E., west of Broadview Ave. Builder: Streetcar Development Inc. A six-storey 66-unit precast concrete and glass building. Prices: from $214,900 for 637 sq. ft. to $349,900 for 1,087 sq. ft. Fees: 33 cent per sq. ft., plus hydro. Amenities: rooftop garden with barbecue area. Sales: 50 per cent sod. Status: construction not started. Occupancy: September 2007. Sales centre: on site, 416-368-8907; http://www.edgelofts.ca.

10. ENCORE AT THE MET: 21 Carlton St., east of Yonge St. Builder: Edilcan. A 33-storey, 325-unit glass building. Prices: from $180,490 for 504 sq. ft. to $273,990 for 754 sq. ft. and a large terrace. Fees: 42 cents per sq. ft., plus hydro. Amenities: lap pool, whirlpool, sauna, steam rooms, party room, billiards room, theatre room, guest suite, pet spa, cardio workout room, gym, massage room, 24-hour concierge, Internet café and landscaped terrace. Sales: 68 per cent sold. Status: construction to start late summer. Occupancy: June 2008. Sales centre: on site, 416-506-0606; http://www.themet.ca.

11. JARVIS MANSIONS: 539 Jarvis St., south of Bloor St., north of Wellesley St. Builder: Penterra Federated Properties Corp. 13 condominium units in a 100-year-old renovated mansion, 10 new construction stucco garden condominium townhouses with 11 penthouse units above. Prices: (parking and included): from $469,990 for 1,263 sq. ft. to $599,990 for 1,792 sq. ft. Fees: from $349 or $378 per month, plus heat and hydro. Sales: nine left. Status: under construction. Occupancy: December. Sales centre: 168 Manor Rd., 416-923-4100; http://www.jarvismansions.com.

12. KING'S COURT: Northeast corner of Sherbourne and King Sts. Builder: Camrost-Felcorp. A 332-unit, 17-storey building incorporating the 1907 Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce building. Prices: $167,900 for 470 sq. ft. Fees: 39 cents per sq. ft. Amenities: 24-hour concierge, exercise and weight room, whirlpool, saunas, sunbathing and barbecue area on the rooftop, clubroom, boardroom, private dining room and two guest suites. Sales: one left. Status: built and registered. Occupancy: immediate. Sales centre: by appointment only, 416-564-6972; http://www.camrost.com.

13. LONDON ON THE ESPLANADE: 38 The Esplanade, northeast corner of Scott St. and The Esplanade. Builder: Cityzen Urban Lifestyle. A 33-storey glass building and 15-storey glass and brick building with 460 units in total, plus a podium with two-storey lofts. Prices: units, from $130,900 for 345 sq. ft to over $379,900 for 1,120 sq. ft. Loft: $469,900 for 1,125 sq. ft. Fees: 35 cents per sq. ft., plus hydro. Amenities: 10,000-sq. ft. fitness facility, party room with pub-style bar and large screen TV, games room, theatre, fireside lounge, 24-hour concierge, guest suite and courtyard garden and outdoor pool. Sales: about 90 per cent sold. Status: under construction. Occupancy: fall 2007. Sales centre: 56 The Esplanade, 416-777-0800; http://www.londoncondos.ca.

14. THE MALTHOUSE: One block north of Queen St., east off River St. Ten three-storey tonwnhouse built within an historical 1876 building. Builder: Inaugural Source. Prices (locker included): from $449,900 for 1,534 sq. ft. to $459,900 for 1,534 sq. ft. Fees: $266 per month, plus heat and hydro. Sales: two left. Status: built. Occupancy: 30 days. Sales centre: by appointment, 416-361-3302; http://www.malthousetowns.com.

15. THE MET: 21 Carlton St., east of Yonge St. Builder: Edilcan. A 43-storey, 387-unit glass building and a four-storey building with 16 condominium townhouses and two-storey lofts. Prices: building, from $190,990 for 509 sq. ft. to $874,990 for a penthouse with 1,847 sq. ft. Townhouses and lofts, from $409,990 for 1,098 sq. ft. to $435,990 for 1,266 sq. ft. Fees: 39 cents per sq. ft., plus hydro. Amenities: lap pool, whirlpool, sauna, steam rooms, party room, billiards room, theatre room, guest suites, pet spa, cardio workout room, gym, massage room, 24-hour concierge, Internet café and landscaped terrace. Sales: 98 per cent sold. Status: under construction. Occupancy: fall 2007. Sales centre: on site, 416-506-0606; http://www.themet.ca.

16. MURANO SOUTH TOWER: 879 Bay St., north of College St., south of Bloor St. Builder: Lanterra Developments and H & R Developments. A 43-storey glass tower with about 397 units. Prices: from $238,900 for 605 sq. ft. to $411,900 for 1,065 sq. ft. Fees: 41 cents per sq. ft., plus hydro. Amenities: indoor pool, recreational room, outdoor area with walking/running track, fitness room, exercise facility with steam room and massage room, boardroom, billiards room, multi-purpose party room, 24-hour concierge and guest suites. Sales: over 90 per cent sold. Status: under construction. Occupancy: June 2008. Sales centre: on-site, 416-927-0303;
http://www.muranocondominiums.com.

17. PURE SPIRIT LOFTS AND CONDOS: Southeast corner of Mill St. and Parliament St., south of Front St. Builder: Cityscape Development Corp. and Dundee Realty. A 32-storey glass point tower and a five- and eight-storey brick podium with 378 units in total. Prices: from $189,900 for 544 sq. ft. to $924,900 for a penthouse with 2,082 sq. ft. Fees: 42 cents per sq. ft., plus hydro. Amenities: outdoor pool, outdoor hot tub, exercise room, party room, saunas, guest suite, media room with large screen TV, games room, 24-hour concierge and outdoor terrace. Sales: 85 per cent sold. Status: under construction. Occupancy: podium, December 2007. Tower, spring 2008. Sales centre: 55 Mill St., building 51, 416-361-1322; http://www.purespiritliving.com.

18. REZEN: Southeast corner of Adelaide St. E. and Frederick St., just west of Sherbourne St. Builder: Times Group Corp. A 13-storey, 140-unit glass, steel and brick building. Prices: from $198,900 for 549 sq. ft. to $617,800 for 1,781 sq. ft. Fees: 42 cents per sq. ft., plus hydro. Amenities: fully equipped gym, party room, home theatre, 24-hour concierge and rooftop terrace. Sales: 65 per cent sold. Status: construction to start this spring. Occupancy: December 2007. Sales centre: 56 Sherbourne St., unit 2B, 416-368-3553; http://www.rezencondos.com.

19. THE 500 ON SHERBOURNE: On Sherbourne Ave., north of Wellesley St. Builder: Times Group. Corp. A 34-storey, 340-unit mostly glass building. Prices: from $180,300 for 592 sq. ft. to $550,100 for 1,365 sq. ft. Fees: 37 cents per sq. ft., plus hydro. Amenities: two party room, two guest suites, fully-equipped gym, games room, TV room, sauna and 24-hour concierge. Sales: just opened. Status: construction to start beginning of 2007. Occupancy: July 2009. Sales centre: on-site: 416-960-0606; http://www.500sherbourne.com.

20. 76 SHUTER: 76 Shuter St., northwest corner of Shuter and Mutual Sts. Builder: Cresford Developments. A 15-storey, 124-unit building with an exterior of precast concrete, creamy-coloured stucco and large windows. Prices: from $169,900 for 539 sq. ft. to $399,900 for 1,058 sq. ft. with three balconies. Fees: 40 cents per sq. ft. Amenities: main-floor party room with walkout to patio, yoga room, teaching kitchen, massage room, dog spa, business centre, exercise room and concierge. Sales: 70 per cent sold. Status: under construction. Occupancy: March 2007. Sales centre: 75 Dalhousie St., suite 104, 416-955-9900;
http://www.76shuter.com.

21. SP!RE THE CONDOMINIUM: Northwest corner of Church St. and Adelaide St. E. Builder: Context Development Inc. A 45-storey modern glass building with 358 units. Prices: from $131,900 for 353 sq. ft. to $1.2759 million for a penthouse with 2,082 sq. ft. Fees: 48 cents per sq. ft., plus hydro. Amenities: 24-hour concierge, luxury health club, yoga room and rooftop terrace. Sales: 80 per cent sold. Status: under construction. Occupancy: January 2007. Sales centre: 60 Adelaide St., 416-703-3383; http://www.context.ca

22. THE STAR OF DOWNTOWN: Southwest corner of Wellesley St. and Ontario St. Builder: Willowfield Homes. Art deco style 12 storey building with 152 units and 60 Victorian concrete townsuites. Prices (parking and locker included): units, $188,900 for 594 sq. ft. to $267,000 for 959 sq. ft. Townsuites: from $184,900 for 574 sq. ft. to $319,900 for 1,265 sq. ft. Fees: 28 cents per sq. ft., plus hydro. Amenities: fully equipped fitness centre, spa, rooftop terrace, saunas and private karoke dinner theatre. Sales: about 75 per cent sold. Status: construction to start this August. Occupancy: September 2007. Sales centre: southeast corner of Wellesley St. and Bleeker St. one block east of Sherbourne, 416-515-7827; http://www.thestarofdowntown.com

23. THE STEAM PLANT LOFTS: 10 Wellesley Place, east of Jarvis St., north Wellesley St. Builder: Aykler Developments. A six-storey, 29-unit brick conversion of an existing three-storey building. Prices (locker included): from $234,900 for 588 sq. ft. to $339,900 for 820 sq. ft. Fees: about 39 cents per sq. ft., plus heat. Amenities: party room and roof garden. Sales: 65 per cent sold. Status: under construction. Occupancy: May 2007. Sales centre: by appointment only, 416-413-1300 ext 240; http://www.steamplantlofts.ca.

24. VERVE: North side of Wellesley St., between Jarvis St. and Sherbourne St. Builder: Tridel Corp. A 39-storey, 344-unit glass and precast concrete point tower and an adjoining seven-storey building with 86 loft units. Prices: tower, from $229,000 for 642 sq. ft. to $596,000 for a penthouse with 1,686 sq. ft. Lofts, from $232,000 for 614 sq. ft. to $537,000 for a two-storey loft with 1,404 sq. ft. Fees: 35 cents per sq. ft., plus hydro, water and heat. Amenities: On rooftop of the loft building will be an outdoor pool, terrace, barbecue area and whirlpool. Inside the tower will be a party room, billiards room, dining room, theatre, 24-hour concierge, meeting room and extensive fitness area with cardio/weight room, yoga room and aerobics room. Sales: over 70 per cent sold. Status: construction to start late this summer. Occupancy: winter 2008. Sales centre: 2 Carlton St., northeast corner of Carlton and Yonge St., 416-596-9888; http://www.tridel.com.

25. VU: Northeast corner of Jarvis St. and Adelaide St. Builder: Aspen Ridge Homes. Two towers — 24-storeys, 15-storeys— and an eight-storey podium with 530 units in total and 17 two-storey condominium townhouses. The buildings' facades will be mostly glass with brick detail. Prices: from $160,000 for about 530 sq. ft. to $710,000 for 1,506 sq. ft.. Fees: about 42 cents per sq. ft., plus hydro. Amenities: large landscaped roof with two year-round covered barbecue areas, green pad for lawn bowling and sundeck; two party rooms, two gyms, two meeting rooms, entertainment/games room, gourmet kitchen, 24-hour concierge, glass pavilion at grade level and guest suites. Sales: over 50 per cent sold. Status: construction to start spring 2007. Occupancy: November 2008. Sales centre: on site, 416-970-9500; http://www.vuliving.ca.

26. X THE CONDOMINIUM: 110 Charles St. E., northwest corner of Jarvis St. and Charles. Builder: Great Gulf Homes. A 44-storey, 420-unit glass building. Prices: from $184,990 for 518 sq. ft. to over $700,000 for 1,660 sq. ft. Fees: 42 cents per sq. ft., plus hydro. Amenities: 14,000-sq. ft. of amenities, including outdoor pool and hot tub, terrace with two-sided fireplace, putting green, fully equipped gym, aerobics room, dance room, party room, billiards room, lounge, dining room, bar, TV room, two guest suites, library, media lounge, games room, steam rooms and 24-hour concierge. Sales: 65 per cent sold. Status: construction not started. Occupancy: December 2009. Sales centre: on-site, 416-927-0080; http://www.xcondos.com

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