A Unique Urban Executive Rental In Harbord Village

offered at $889,000

It’s a well-known fact that the holy grail of real estate is “location, location, location”. That is the unmistakable beauty of this prime Harbord Village location; you’ve got the visual allure and undeniable charm of a historic neighbourhood coupled with the necessities of urban life that we all most desire – right at your door step! If you’re seeking a quality property to lease, how fabulous would it be to live here in the heart of the city?!

Welcome to the 85 Harbord Street, Loft 202!

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For urbanites drawn west of the crossroads of Yonge and Bloor – which is arguably the centre axis of the city by virtue of the intersection of the Yonge and Bloor subway lines – lie three magnificent neighbourhoods which share the amenities of colourful Bloor Street starting at Avenue Road running west to Christie Street.  Here The Annex, South Annex and their little sister Seaton Village make up the first western neighbourhood fabric of Toronto’s urban residential quilt.

Of the three neighbourhoods, the South Annex is the closest to the University of Toronto, running south of Bloor to College Street and west of the University of Toronto on St. George to Bathurst Street. Home to the cultural, creative and professional intelligentsia – including faculty and students alike – this dynamic harmonious area embraces pedestrian living with everything one needs right at ones’ doorstep. It’s a stone’s throw from the centre of the action, but just removed enough to create a sense of peace and calm that a quality residential area provides. Here the housing stock is a bit more mixed, and many residences date from the 1860s to early 1900s. The smaller lots and more demure houses were originally home to those less affluent than residents of the merchant class streets like Brunswick Avenue, which have some pretty swish architecture!

Located right on Harbord Street, this exclusive and rare-to-market property is in proximity to all the amenities for urban life. It’s a short stroll to the Spadina streetcar serving the area, and is ideally situated to the Harbord Street bicycle lanes that run west to Ossington or east towards the University of Toronto and Queen’s Park. Kensington Market is to the south, as are the shops and conveniences of hip College Street and Little Italy which await to serve all your daily needs. With a 24 hour Metro grocer just to the north on Bloor St West, along with a selection of butchers, bakers, and delis, not to mention the fresh produce of Kensington Market, everything you require for domestic life is within walking distance. And there are some stellar top-rated restaurants and cafes steps from your door on Harbord Street, including Cafe Cancan, Harbord House, Akai Sushi, Harvest Kitchen, and the renowned Harbord Bakery. Location, architectural history and a fabulous portal to your social life – how amazing is that?

Completed in 1999, and being one of only 5 suites in the building, Loft 202 features approximately 850 square feet of open concept living space. From the entry-level, one enters a massive airy two-storey entertainment space where a newly renovated kitchen complete with stainless steel appliances, stone countertops and convenient breakfast bar takes centre stage. With light-coloured hardwood flooring throughout both levels but featuring dark grey broadloom on the stairs, this voluminous space features large, stacked south-facing windows which flood the home with light, exposed ductwork, and ceilings that vault 17 feet. The lower level also includes a luxe four-piece bath with jacuzzi tub, entry hall storage closet, and stacking european washer and dryer. On the upper level is a generously sized bedroom which overlooks the entertaining space, with utility closet, and tons of storage in an ample double clothes closet with sliding doors. Oriented south away from the hustle and bustle of Harbord Street, we adore the bird’s nest view to the entertainment space below – making this a sleeping sanctuary ideal for quiet urban repose and rejuvenation! How fabulous is that?!

Offered for lease at $2950 per month + utilities, with one car surface parking accessed via the laneway to the rear of the property and one locker, this exceptional urban residence is ideally suited to an individual or couple engaged in the creative spheres of academia, the arts, design, tech or media. Available for occupancy as soon as December 15th, 2019!

Might this exclusive loft be the one for you?

Contact james@urbaneer.com for more info or to request an appointment!

Want to learn more about Harbord St and its amenities? Here is our neighbourhood page on the Annex, South Annex And Seaton Village including our flavour video, the city census data on the area, plus several past blogs on area amenities!