April 2019 – Home Of The Month – West Queen West

Buy of the Month, Queen West, Real Estate

Welcome to our April 2019 Home of the Month!

This feature provides a snapshot of what our Buyers have recently purchased or leased in the City of Toronto. This month’s post highlights one of Toronto’s strongest real-estate related markets – rentals!!

Connecting with Urbaneer team member James Ormston, this particular rental client came to us after having received notice that her landlord had sold her current place of residence. She engaged the Urbaneer team to guide her through two possible scenarios. The primary plan was to explore and evaluate properties currently worth purchasing that fit her wish list and budget.(her move date was quickly approaching), find something to rent for a year while she reconsidered her options or continued the search for her dream home!

She sought something that was extremely well-situated and, more importantly, accessible to her work downtown. With the client having excellent references, a stellar credit history, and solid prior employment history – in addition to a letter from her new employer confirming her position and salary – all things were pointing to a positive outcome! It would be evident to any landlord that this was a Grade A tenant!

High on her list of ‘must-haves’ were affordability, proximity to transit, ensuite laundry facilities, a sufficient amount of space and light, and, if possible, an outdoor space suitable for entertaining a couple of friends during the warmer months. When this listing appeared at The Carnaby Lofts in West Queen West, we realized it ticked all of the requisite boxes and then some! Here’s the description from the MLS listing:

“Carnaby By Streetcar Developments. Newly Built One Bedroom Loft-Style Unit. Efficient And Wide Layout With Floor-To-Ceiling Windows, Huge Balcony With Gas Hook Up And Unobstructed North View. Exposed 9′ Concrete Ceilings. Quartz Counters, Built-In Stainless Steel Appliances, Spa-Inspired Bathroom. In The Heart Of West Queen West. Walk To The Drake Hotel And Jog To Trinity Bellwoods To See The Cherry Blossoms. Best Shallow Wide One Bedroom Layout.”


Here’s some snaps of this lovely lease:



And with tons of space, a smart and stylish layout, the generous deck area, and wonderful and very private northerly views across a neighbouring green roof from the amazing wall of windows which run the full width of the unit – and heat, water and central air conditioning included – this smart space provided excellent value! We adore!



Are you exploring the possibility of renting Toronto real estate? Here’s some of my essential must-read blogs:

The Other Side Of Rent Control And Toronto Real Estate

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Rent Controls For Ontario Landlords And Tenants



Thanks, James!

Serving first, second and multi-time Buyers, young families, down-scaling Zoomers, renovators and those building their investment property portfolios, our mandate is to help our clients strategically secure the best real estate on offer, while ensuring their purchase best serves their practical needs and their dream of ‘Home’. We identify a property’s best qualities, features and insouciant charm in the context of the future target market while meeting your own wishes, wants and desires.

If you, or someone you love, has specific real estate needs, wishes and desires, and would enjoy the personalized service of someone Celebrating Twenty-Five Years As A Top-Producing Toronto Realtor who subscribes to a pressure-free approach – and a specialty in unique and charming urban homes – please know my team and I are here to help!


The Innovative Urbaneer Team
Bosley Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage – (416) 322-8000

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