A Lofty Towne On Bloor West At Symington

offered at $489,000

When it comes to buying a home, savvy property shoppers consider the following top three criteria essential for fulfilling the ‘location, location, location’ mantra: proximity to village shopping amenities, walkable distance to green space, and nearby access to public transportation. Without question, these three location features are in high-demand and coveted by those who celebrate downtown living. This stylish stacked townhouse suite boasts all three, ensuring it will always be desirable and maintain a solid resale value.

Whether your personal furnishings are classic comfy or modern hi-tech, you’ll always be living the mise-en-scene in this crisp and clean contemporary-styled urban towne. Located in the central west quadrant of the city centre on Bloor Street – with its ‘bright lights, big city’ vibe – this lofty townhouse complex offers the opportunity to truly live in the centre of it all!

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Welcome to 1392 Bloor Street West, Townhouse 2!

There is something uniquely energizing when you are able to not only watch, but also participate, in change. In housing terms, this aptly describes the opportunity to live the experience of a neighbourhood gentrifying around you. At ‘The Junction’ of hip and cool – just west of the Lansdowne Subway station where this chic townhouse is located – you could have your finger on the pulse of a ‘hood becoming one of Toronto’s most-desired hotspots!

This area has always been in a state of flux – sometimes in its favour, and sometimes not. However, the past decade has seen a revolution of gentrification in the area, and it is still gaining momentum as we speak. Formally considered an industrial hub, you can still see the remnants of this in this area’s architectural history and housing stock – a nod to where this neighbourhood has been, and where it is still going. Much of the industrial core has been replaced by lofts and townhomes that reflect the industrial grit, abeit with their edges softened with style. There is an underlying vibe about the value of hard work, creativity, and the subsequent rewards, made more prominent by the prevalence of entrepreneurial spirit – both from the area retailers and the area residents.

So, what does life look like when you live on the cutting edge of cool? Abounding amenities, for one thing. You rarely realize the true value of convenience until it has become an essential part of your lifestyle; then you wonder how you ever managed without it! And what’s more convenient than having an assortment of cool and necessary amenities at your doorstep?

Out of bread or a full-bodied Cab Sav? Not to worry, both Loblaws and the LCBO are within a 10-minute walk from your front door.

Your social life and your palate will benefit from this location on Bloor Street West, with so many cool proprietors and retailers in your radius. You can count two of our favourites among your neighbours: The Whippoorwill Tavern and The Emerson. Both are a casual stroll away, and are hubs where you can expect to meet folks of similar interest – those who recognize the considerable upside of being on the frontlines of a neighbourhood that is swiftly and determinedly gentrifying.

Who doesn’t love an afternoon curled up with a book? How about an afternoon curled up with hundreds of books? The Bloor Gladstone Library Branch and the Perth Dupont Library branch are about a 15-minute walk in either direction. Maybe you’d like to do a little shopping indoors when the weather turns? The Dufferin Mall is also a 15-minute walk away. And a little bit further down the street is the wide open green spaces and outdoor recreation afforded by Dufferin Grove Park, which is also host to a fruitful farmer’s market. The park boasts an ice rink, a basketball court, picnic area, playground, wading pools, and even a community oven!

And to complete the trifecta for location, location, location? Quick access to public transport, of course! Landsdowne Subway Station and the Bloor Go Train Stations are about a four minute walk away!

Completed in 2002, this townhouse development called Bloor West Lofts was developed by Garden Park Homes. Containing sixty-four 3-storey soft lofts in two building mews which share a laneway with visitor parking, these contemporary brownstone buildings are cool on the inside and out.

Townhouse 2 is a beautiful multi-level suite that faces the back of the building rather than busy Bloor Street West. Just shy of 1000 square feet, this exceptional property boasts both a balcony and rooftop terrace! Entering at grade through its own private front door on Bloor, you’ll find both storage and uber-convenient access to the private built-in garage – you won’t have to step outside on cold or stormy days! At the top of a flight of stairs, the townhouse opens up into a modular entertainment space that is bathed in natural light (thanks to two double patio door walk-outs to the balcony)! This open space plan is anchored by gleaming wood floors, and boasts 10 foot ceilings. The galley cook’s kitchen features a stainless steel fridge, a new built-in dishwasher, a stove, and a double sink situated into the smart island that also serves as a breakfast bar. Around the corner, a discreet powder room is tucked off the hall enroute to the upper levels.

Up the carpeted stairs to the second level, you’ll find the master bedroom, secluded from the bustle of the entertainment space, and having plenty of storage with a pleasant north view. The floor is rounded out by a similarly-sized second bedroom – ideal for a child, guest room or office – and a 4-piece bath that is equally accessible by both bedrooms.

Under the sun-drenched two storey hall, the stairs rise to the utility room with side-by-side washer and dryer, and one of the most coveted features of these townhouses: a fantastic private rooftop terrace! For those in the know, outdoor space is at a premium in the city and this glorious outdoor oasis is definitely exceptional. Easily accommodating all the accoutrements of your dream outdoor living space, this retreat boasts room for lounging, dining, cooking with space to cultivate your green thumb! Having both gas and water hook-ups, this terrace (with new decking being imminently installed by the condo corporation) is begging for barbeques with friends – or cocktails for two – under a canopy of twinkling stars!

Could this modern alternative to those tiny glass condos be the perfect pad for you?

Are you an investor? This property is currently tenanted month-to-month for $1900 per month plus utilities. These terrific tenants would love to stay, though vacant possession is possible.

Wanna know more? Contact steve@urbaneer.com for more information.

Want to learn more about this neighbourhood? Check out our Junction / High Park / Bloor West / Swansea including our flavour videos, the city census data on the areas, plus several past blogs on area amenities! Or view our other Neighbourhood Pages! We love Toronto’s diversity!