Sweet Harmony in The Junction

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Imagine this – it’s Saturday morning and you wake up in a sun-filled room. You hop out of bed, grab a shower and head to the local breakfast place at the corner of your street for a morning coffee and a bowl of home-made granola. It’s a beautiful day so you quickly run your weekend errands, pack a book and head down to High Park for a few hours of solitude, before it’s time to get ready for that dinner with friends you’ve been looking forward to all week. In the evening, just before you head out for the evening, you step out on the balcony to check the weather only to pause and appreciate a spectacular view of the lake and the sparkle of the city lights.

Is this a scene from a movie? Not quite. This could be you, living at Heintzman Place in The Junction.

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Welcome to 60 Heintzman Street, Unit #1910


The Junction neighbourhood was predominantly a manufacturing community with working class housing dating from the late 19th century where notable companies such as Canadian Cycle & Motor Co., Campbell Milling Company and the Heintzman Piano Company were located. More recently, The Junction has undergone a rebirth as the central location and reasonable price points have appealed to a wide demographic, including young families, urban professionals, artists and entrepreneurs. 

Renown for its ban on the sale of alcohol for over 100 years – as a way to deter the industrial workers from drinking – The Junction re-introduced liquor licenses in 2001 when the first drink was poured east of Keele Street at Shoxs Sports Saloon. Eliminating prohibition had a positive effect on the community, as restaurants and bars opening along Dundas Street fueled more street life spawning more entrepreneurial retail. These days restaurants like Vesuvio are filled with local residents, serving up what many claim is the best pizza in the city, while eateries like Cool Hand of a Girl serve up wholesome, organic dishes perfect for the days when you just don’t have the time to make it yourself. On the weekend, stop in at the Sweet Potato to stock up on organic goods for the week, or visit the Farmer’s Market for locally grown produce in High Park. The neighbourhood is also turning into something of a furniture and design destination with great shops like Mjolk, Smash and Post + Beam. You don’t have to go far for great design, whether your taste is contemporary, traditional or urban chic. 

This west Toronto neighbourhood has managed to retain its small town charm, and although it feels a bit off the beaten path, it has all the characteristic of a prime Toronto location with easy access to the TTC. Take a five minute bus ride down Keele Street to Keele Station and Bloor West Village, or a ten minute bus ride across Dundas West to Roncesvalles Village. 

Heintzman Place Condominiums, located at 60 – 61 Heintzman Street, was built on a historic site of the renowned producer of Canadian pianos. Completed in 2011 by award winning developer, Delterra’s Options for Homes, this is the first high-rise development in the neighbourhood and offers stunning city and lake views, close proximity to High Park and easy access to TTC and downtown. Although at first the building may seem somewhat monolithically conventional, many are pleasantly surprised by the quality of the finishes and attention to detail that is frequently lacking in other developments. The complex has appropriately scaled amenities, abundant guest parking and several smart features including a green roof and soar panels for heating water.

Unit 1910 boasts approximately 650 square feet of well-proportioned space. Configured as a one bedroom and den, this south facing suite has top of the line stainless steel appliances, environmentally responsible bamboo flooring, and ample storage in the master bedroom and den. It also includes a convenient underground parking spot and an oversized locker. The intelligent efficient layout imbues a sense of spaciousness, making it perfect for entertaining friends and family. And its balcony perch offers panoramic views of Lake Ontario and the downtown cityscape. Without question, this is exceptional Toronto real estate.

Want to learn more about this unique urban home? Contact monika@urbaneer.com for more information!