Bliss In Liberty Village

offered at $479,000

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For the budget-conscious first time buyer, it’s not always easy to find a residence that reflects your personality and that is located in a neighbourhood designed for your lifestyle. A true ‘home’ integrates into your life seamlessly with ease. After all, a home is not only the place we hang our hat, but is also the jumping off point from which we connect to all the varied aspects of our lives. Any house hunter will tell you that finding a home that is ‘the one’ has as much to do with where it is as with what it is. That’s because your life extends far beyond four walls and into the community that surrounds it.

After another busy day at work, do you picture yourself being able to stop to do a couple of quick errands on the way home, made easier by convenient shopping? Or perhaps you picture you and your partner strolling over to your favourite neighbourhood hang for date night? If you are an urbanite that embraces the ease and enrichment of pedestrian lifestyle, you’ll want to take note of this dazzling condominium that delivers on this front and much more.

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Welcome to 55 East Liberty Street, Suite 918!

Liberty Village is located on one of Toronto’s oldest settlements. Originally 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 best neighbourhoods for young professionals, artists and creative types.

The neighbourhood combines high-rise condominiums, mid-rise buildings, and townhomes with retail spaces for cafes, restaurants, shops, and art galleries, while still maintaining its historic roots; the preserved smoke stacks projecting from the old buildings now serving as the neighbourhood landmarks. The gritty and urban feel to the area remains. The old warehouses were converted into cool offices attracting many know tech and film production companies, and the former factories were turned into lofts settled by a growing residential community.

One of the finest assets of this area is its proximity to the Core and top-notch amenities. Downtown Toronto is just a 15-minute ride away on the King Streetcar, and a 10-minute walk will land you on the Waterfront Trail or in the trendy Queen West neighbourhood. A similar stroll will land you in the much-loved Trinity Bellwoods Park, which offers a community recreation centre (including swimming pool!), an off-leash dog walking zone, a weekly organic market, tennis courts, meandering hillocks, and loads of pop-up community events like the Queen West Art Crawl. This park fulfills all your greenest desires in the middle of an urban environment!

Liberty Village has a bit of the ‘suburb-in-the-city’ flavour, boasting a host of conveniences like a 24-hour Metro grocer, an LCBO, a Beer Store, a 24-hour Goodlife Fitness, and a multitude of shops, restaurants, and bars nearby. This means residents of Liberty Village barely have to leave their front door to enjoy all the perks of city living. Get your morning coffee from Balzac’s, spend the afternoon tackling the walls at Joe Rockheads, or spend an evening enjoying drinks and bites at the new Local Public Eatery. It’s all just steps from this Home!

Completed in 2011 by CanAlfa, Bliss Condos is a 20-storey tower whose fixtures and fittings are reminiscent of luxe boutique hotels. This is especially apparent in the building’s dramatic two-storey lobby. The 276 studio, one- and two-bedroom units feature various layouts ranging from 400 to 1200 square feet. They are each outfitted with laminate floors, top quality appliances and 9-foot ceilings. The collection of amenities shared with Bliss’ sister building – 59 East liberty Street – include: meeting rooms; a spacious fitness club; indoor swimming area that features a pool, whirlpool, and indoor/outdoor lounge areas with decks and 2 barbecues (on the third level); a multi-purpose party room with catering kitchen, bar, lounge; a media centre with flat screen TV; designer guest suites for overnight guests; two levels of visitor parking (67 spots!); and a self-serve car wash bay on Parking Level 1. What more could one want?!

Suite 918 is a stylish 642 square foot one-bedroom perch with open plan home office, which is perfect for those who desire a dedicated organized work space in their residence. Thoughtfully-designed, this unique urban home boasts a sun-kissed north exposure overlooking the building’s waterscape courtyard and Liberty Village beyond. No doubt this impressive view is preferable to overlooking the noisy, dusty Gardiner Expressway! The entertainment space radiates outwards from the threshold, comprising both the dining and sitting zones, each with smart built-in cabinetry. If it’s city views you crave, you’ll love the entire wall of gleaming glass! The expansive windows – sliding open to the balcony – frame sky-high urban views. The outdoor space is a perfect place to enjoy a hot cup of coffee in the morning or dinner alfresco at sunset!

The efficient kitchen opens left of the entrance, cleverly tucked away so as not to impose on the living/dining zone, yet still managing to provide plenty of counter space, ample storage, and full-size appliances (a definite plus in condos!). Beyond the entertainment space is the dreamy Master bedroom, separated by sliding frosted glass doors and offering plenty of built-in storage. This sweet bedroom, much like the rest of this condo is bright and thoughtfully laid out, creating a welcoming environment in which to retreat at the end of your day. The suite is rounded out by an open den office space with built-in desk, shelving, and wardrobe storage for those who work from home, a sparkling, contemporary 3-piece bath with oversized glassed-in shower, and a convenient 6’x3′ locker for extra storage, in proximity to the one car deeded parking!

Enjoying an abundance of light and decadently stylish, this dwell makes a big impact on a budget!

Have we ignited your interest in this fab neighbourhood? Check out our Neighbourhood Page on Liberty Village, 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!

Want to know more? Contact Steve at for more information about this not-to-be-missed property.