Turn-Key Terrific In The Junction

offered at $319,900

Some say that happiness is a Home that fits like a glove. And that perfect fit extends far beyond the walls of a Home and into the community that surrounds it. The savvy Buyer knows that choosing the right urban dwell will improve your quality of life, providing you pay as much attention on where it is, as what it is.

There is an untold merit to quality of life by living in a neighbourhood that mixes it up, offering inhabitants the opportunity to experience, and re-experience their surroundings simply as a matter of daily life.

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What if we told you that we found that perfect fit in a desirable neighbourhood like The Junction?

This charming one bedroom and den condominium is the perfect alternative for those seeking turn-key living in a superb neighbourhood.

Welcome to 61 Heintzman Street, Suite #311

Your home should not only be the place you hang your hat, but also the launching pad for all other areas of your life. This is at the core of that oft-repeated mantra “location, location, location”. However, we know it’s not always easy finding a residence that speaks to you, that also happens to be in a neighbourhood designed for your lifestyle – especially when you’re a budget-conscious first time buyer. So if you are someone who prefers the ease of condo-living, you’ll love our latest offering located in The Junction neighbourhood.

Did you know The Junction 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, this neighbourhood 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. The Raw Chemist Juice Bar serves up healthy smoothies and cold-pressed juices perfect for hot summer days, and Cut the Cheese satisfies the craving for comfort food. 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.

Despite the changes and local developments, this family-friendly 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 solar panels for heating water.

Suite 311 is an efficiently laid out one bedroom and den unit offering just over 700 square feet of indoor/outdoor space. This sun-drenched, south-facing suite strikes a welcoming note with its sleek engineered hardwood floors, 9-feet ceilings and smart design. The bright and airy combined living and dining space gives a sense of spaciousness and makes entertaining a breeze. The kitchen is cleverly tucked away not to impose on the living area but still managing to provide plenty of counter space, ample storage and full-size stainless steel appliances (a definite plus in condos). The master bedroom is a cozy and tranquil spot and the available den is a generous size for a home office or a library. And the balcony perch is a perfect place to enjoy a hot cup of coffee or dinner alfresco. Just in time for spring!

Well-maintained and well-loved, this pet-friendly property includes one locker and offers reasonable common fees ($270.13 per month plus hydro), plenty of bike racks and a car share program on site. This is a terrific opportunity for those looking for a great space at great value. For a buyer on a budget this fantastic offering will check all the boxes.

If you don’t know this pocket community very well, here’s our Neighbourhood Page on The Junction, including our flavour video, the city census data on the area, plus several past blogs on area amenities! And consider checking out our other Neighbourhood Pages!

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