I Love The Phoebe Condominium!

Chinatown, City Living, Queen West


I’ve long loved The Phoebe located at 18 Beverley Street, 11 and 25 Soho Streets! It’s tucked away 4 streets west of University just north of Queen Street West. Completed in 2003 by the reputable Diamante Development Corporation, this well-managed condominium has several qualities I consider important for prospective purchasers.

Here’s why!



The Complex Is Just The Right Size. Not so large that you don’t recognize your neighbours but not so small that buildings with fewer units are vulnerable to big escalations in common fees or ongoing special assessments when building systems and components fail, this well-managed welcoming condo – containing 231 suites in a collection of three buildings – offers the pragmatics of efficiency and the social benefit of a cohesive community.

There’s A Parklike Courtyard For Residents. With the complex comprising three buildings that each front onto different exposures – along with individual street addresses, lobbies and architectural presence – the centre of the site is dedicated to a lush landscaped garden with a water feature and a common area with barbecues exclusively for residents. This allows the opportunity for both community interaction or solace from the ‘Bright Lights Big City’ synergy that’s beating just steps away. It’s an oasis of calm in the heart of downtown.



It Offers Just The Amenities Most People Need.  ‎This complex has a concierge, 14 visitor parking spaces, a car wash, a guest suite costing $100 per night, a well equipped fitness centre with free weights, weight machines, yoga and pilates style mats, balls, accessories, treadmills, stationary bicycles, featuring large mirrors and generous natural light, and a social lounge that connects to an outdoor terrace with communal gas barbecues. It’s pet-friendly too (one pet with no restrictions against larger dogs), conveniently less than a five-minute walk to Grange Park or around a 10-minute walk to Clarence Square Dog Park.

The Architecture Is Visually Pleasing. Designed with pleasing proportions and scale, these buildings reference the historical vernacular of downtown Toronto including the city’s industrial warehouses and the neighbourhood’s century brownstones. Presenting just the right amount of architectural texture to have some personality but not so invested in making an architectural ‘statement’ they read as pretentious or assertive, these mid-rise buildings – which range from four to nine floors – present as ‘urban homes’ rather than ubiquitous placeless towers.



The Neighbourhood – & Beverley Street Itself – Is Charming. When you walk out the lobby doors, you’re not assaulted by honking horns, gas fumes, and a crush of passersby rushing because they’re five minutes late. It’s much more civilized here, being a predominantly residential neighbourhood with only a handful of mid-rise and low-rise condominiums in this quadrant set amidst a collection of historic and modern two and three storey residences. Beverley Street itself is just two lanes with Bike Lanes that serve as a north/south artery for cyclists, and the east side of the street is home to Grange Park, a generous swath of green space. Further points of interest along Beverley Street include the Grange Park,  the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Italian Consulate General, the George Brown House, and the Polish Combatants of WW2 Hall.

It Has A Walk Score & Transit Score Of 100! Getting where you want to go can’t be more convenient than living here! The Yonge/University Line is 4 blocks east, and the 24 hour Queen Streetcar (insert line number) is at the bottom of the street while the 24 hour Dundas Streetcar is at the top. It’s also just 6 minutes by cab to the Billy Bishop Island Airport or to Union Station where you can catch the UP Express and be at Pearson International Airport 25 minutes later. Biking? The dedicated bike lanes on Beverley Street are #35 on Toronto’s cycle network. How amazing is that?



There aren’t many addresses in the downtown core that can boast the perfect combination of elements and features like 18 Beverly Street does – and I’ve looked! That’s why I was thrilled to be asked to assist in selling Suite 112. We call it: Big City Beauty At The Phoebe Condo Near Queen West On Beverley Street!

If you love a walking life as much as I do, then you probably value the ease, effortlessness, and convenience that accompanies the privilege of living in the centre of the city, where pretty much everything you need is out your front door and around the corner. This sun-drenched 1bed 1bath upgraded suite of approximately 606 square feet is guaranteed to tick a lot of your shelter wishes, wants and needs! Offered for sale at $499,000, this is NOW SOLD!



Want to book a private viewing? Contact james@urbaneer.com!



Thanks for reading!

– Steve & The Urbaneer Team


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The Urbaneer Team

Steven Fudge, Sales Representative
& The Innovative Urbaneer Team
Bosley Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage – (416) 322-8000

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