A Panoramic Perch In Liberty Village

offered at $400,000

For a budget-conscious investor or first-time buyer, it’s rarely easy to find a residence that not only reflects your personality but is also located in a neighbourhood designed for your lifestyle. After all, any savvy urbanite knows that choosing the right dwell will improve your quality of life, providing you pay as much attention to where it is, as what it is.

Are you ready to make the leap from a renter to a proud owner? Perhaps you’re thinking of purchasing an investment property in a high-demand area? Whatever real estate journey you’re on, this smart starter suite offers a combination of functional space and great amenities in a growing and diversifying neighbourhood!

Welcome to Suite 1808 in The Bridge Condos at 38 Joe Shuster Way!

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The Nexus Of Neighbourhoods

Located just north of King Street West near the Allan A. Lamport Stadium in the Liberty Village Neighbourhood, this one-bed panoramic perch enjoys prime positioning for convenience, including a breadth of amenities, 24-hour transit, and amazing walkability to other vibrant neighbourhoods.

Did you know Liberty Village is located in one of Toronto’s oldest sections of the original city settlements? Initially an industrial area, it flourished in the 1920s thanks to proximity to the railway tracks as well as a plentiful labour force from nearby Parkdale. In the late 1970s and early 1980s manufacturing operations within Liberty Village began to decline and the decreased industrial activity along with lower property values caused many buildings to fall into neglect. As the factories moved out, condo developers moved in. And as the ongoing gentrification of downtown Toronto pushed farther outwards from the core, Liberty Village has become one of Toronto’s most demand neighbourhoods for young professionals, artists, and creative types.

This area now comprises high-rise condominiums, mid-rise buildings, and stacked townhome residences, as well as a comprehensive array of commercial properties including retail spaces for eating, dining, and leisure, as well as art galleries, sport and fitness businesses, and offices. A mixed-use neighbourhood, I love how it maintains its historic roots, including the preserved tall chimney smoke stacks projecting from the vintage buildings that now serve as neighbourhood landmarks, and the hint of grit that gives any cool city its urban edge. Several of the original warehouses have been converted into hip workspaces attracting known tech and film production companies, while some of the former factories – like The Toy Factory at 43 Hanna – are chic brick and beam lofts for prosperous white-collar professionals.

One of the finest assets of this community is its central location that intersects with several other village-like neighbourhoods, Little Portugal, West Queen West, Parkdale, and King West. The Financial District is just a 15-minute ride east on the 24 hour King Streetcar, while a 10-minute stroll will take you to the Waterfront Trail south or to trendy West Queen West to the north, including the much-loved Trinity Bellwoods Park. But if you’re seeking green space to enjoy relaxation or recreation, look no further than your own backyard – literally! Just steps from the building is Rita Cox Park, with field space for ball sports, a playground, splash pad, plus community yoga and exercise classes! Adding to the network of nearby green spaces are Allan A. Lamport Stadium Park, Lisgar Park, and the Dufferin-King Parkette (with an off-leash area for your furry friend!) – all within walking distance.

Do you love walking to everything you need at a moment’s notice like I do? This centre-of-it-all location boasts a myriad of supportive conveniences including grocers (Longos, Independent City Market, & a 24-hour Metro), the LCBO and Beer Store, gyms (24-Hour Goodlife, Moving Forward Wellness, ActFit Studio), as well as many other shops, restaurants, and bars nearby. Get your morning brew from Arvo, Louie Craft Coffee, or Balzac’s, and pair it with some fresh-baked treats from community favourites BrodFlour on Pardee Avenue or Mabels on Queen. Feeling active? Spend the morning tackling the walls at Joe Rockheads or stretch it out at Liberty Life Yoga.  After working up an appetite, we suggest Chiang Mai for excellent Thai, or Local Public Eatery for comfort food and craft beer. If you’re looking for a delicious dinner out with friends, nearby Caffino on King Street is arguably the best Italian food in the city, and the French cuisine at Jules is to die for! Beyond the local galleries and theatres, a night out could also include a concert at BMO field or a rugby match at Allan A. Lamport Stadium – how awesome is that?!

Being well-situated in proximity to great dining, entertainment, and recreation options – plus connections to several happening ‘hoods – it’s no surprise that this property has a Walk Score of 95 and a Transit Score of 100! Options for getting from point A to point B are plentiful including the 504 King Streetcar – which stops one block south, right at Joe Shuster Way – and the 105 Dufferin Bus 5 minutes to the west. Got wheels? For drivers who commute or regularly head out of town, escaping the city is easy! Hop on the Gardiner Expressway at Jameson – just a 4-minute drive away. Don’t have a car, but your errands call for one? There’s a ZipCar station right at neighbouring 20 Joe Shuster Way!


‘Bright Lights, Big City’ Living

The Bridge Condos located at 38 Joe Shuster Way offer urbanites stylish, contemporary living, catering to an active lifestyle with plenty of social and recreational amenities. These elements combined with great value have made 38 Joe Shuster an in-demand address. Completed in 2014 by Urban Corp, this 22 storey tower contains 530 one and two bed suites. It’s pet-friendly (there’s a fenced off-leash area directly across from the building!), managed by reputed Goldview Property Management, and boasts excellent in-building amenities that include an exercise room, yoga studio, indoor pool, whirlpool hot tub, sauna, third floor BBQ garden terrace, party room, meeting room, games room, concierge, and visitor parking! There are also two guest suites; Monday to Thursday each suite is $60/night, and Friday to Sunday they’re $80/night.

Suite 1808 offers 430 square feet of urban condo essentials! Entering the foyer, you’re first struck by the spectacular view; with open sightlines end-to-end, a blue sky vista greets you every day, framed by floor-to-ceiling glass! Love! Laminate floors begin at the front door and run through the entire suite, grounding it with a rich hue. To the left, you’ll find a front closet with ample storage and a clean ‘n crisp 4-piece bath. Just beyond (past the hidden laundry with stacked washer/dryer), the suite contains an open concept entertainment space with a stylish compact kitchen fitted with stone counters, full-size stainless steel appliances, and contemporary cabinetry, while the lounge area enjoys a stunning panorama of the city and lake plus a balcony perch accessed through sliding glass doors.

Off the entertainment space is a spacious sleeping sanctuary with wall-to-wall closets and a generous window to enjoy the expansive Toronto skyline. Sun-drenched from afternoon until sunset, the views include condo skyscrapers, green spaces, the tree-lined streets of Parkdale, and beyond the shores of Lake Ontario. The only thing you’ll have to give some hard thought to is which you like better: the sunny vista during the day (while enjoying your afternoon tea) or the sparkling twinkling lights at night (paired with wine and friends!) Not a bad dilemma to have, right?

The Bridge Condos is a popular choice for the budget-conscious buyer looking to combine the easy, breezy, condo lifestyle with a rooted, cool neighbourhood vibe. This charming one bed unit is an ideal starter pad for a single professional or urban couple who wants to kick off their life together in an awesome neighbourhood without blowing their budget. With added conveniences including a storage locker and very reasonable monthly maintenance fees of $313.40 (water, locker, common elements, building insurance), this delightful, turn-key residence is ready to support and enrich your dynamic urban life!

For more information, or to book a private viewing, contact James Ormston at james@urbaneer.com!