Beauty On Bay Street In The Centre Of The 6ix

offered at $679,000

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There’s a reason you hear “location, location, location,” so frequently when you’re talking about real estate. It’s the essential bedrock of value in a property investment. But that same mantra also creates value when it comes to the quality of your life. “Location, Location, Location” doesn’t just mean future profit, it means the immediacy of choice and convenience, and in this exemplary case, you can live life full in this ‘Bright Lights Big City’ dwelling brushed with a sense of contemporary cool.

Welcome to 887 Bay Street, Suite 504!

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To really make the most of urban living, you’ve got to be surrounded with a solid selection of amenities to help you wine, dine and unwind – right at your doorstep. This corner suite in Opera Place – near Bay and Wellesley – is situated in a prime location that embodies all the best about the pedestrian lifestyle. Choose your direction and your fave pair of shoes – and then wander to whatever destination moves you. Bloor Street’s Millionaire Mile is just a few blocks north, the University of Toronto and Queen’s Park – centres of our province’s social, economic, cultural and political intelligentsia – are steps just west, grand University Avenue with its boulevard of health care and the celebrated Canadian Opera Company is a short stroll south, and Yonge Street with its veritable mix of fashion and food – including College Park, Dundas Square and The Eaton Centre is just one block east. Whether you want to go to the Entertainment District, the Financial District, Yorkville or even the Royal Ontario Museum, this centre-of-it-all condominium points to all destinations north, south, east and west!

Hungry? Meeting friends? What’s your pleasure? Some notable neighbourhood eateries include Yummy Bar-B-Q on Yonge Street where you can savour Korean fare. Late night noshing? Fran’s on College is open 24-hours and will serve you their delicious breakfast, no matter what time of day it is. And don’t miss ViaVai Pizzeria and Wine Bar kitty corner to Opera Place! Italian eatery Mercatto’s features signature pizzas and an extensive wine list. Mediterranean inspired Oro, has innovative dishes, served up in a dining room enhanced by exposed brick and wood. More favorites include Nando’s just across the street, Solo Sushi Bekkan on Grosvenor, Burrito Bandidos at Grosvenor and Yonge, Crown Princess Chinese just up Bay, Sansotei Ramen on Yonge just north of Wellesley, and Smith in The Village. Oh, and a Starbucks you can see from the bedroom window!

A host of recreation and children’s’ programming, as well as a well-stocked fitness centre, two pools, indoor and outdoor tracks and squash courts are opposite this condominium in the YMCA on Grosvenor Street. For groceries and other household needs there is a Rabba Fine Foods on Wellesley, a Shoppers Drug Mart on Yonge at Charles, and you’ll find Loblaws, Bulk Barn, Winners, and a 24-Hour Metro each along College Street near Yonge – just two blocks away!

The urban living experience wouldn’t be complete without quick and easy access to green space. For a breath of fresh air, Opera Place is right beside Breadalbane Park and East of Bay Park, and just west on Grosvenor Street you’ll find Queen’s Park, with winding trails for walking, biking, running, roller-blading, or relaxing under a tree with a really good book. It’s all about what you’re in the mood for – because you literally have whatever you’d like, right at your disposal. The Bay St. Corridor area has a 99 Walk Score, with bike lanes along College and Wellesley Streets. Public transit is close by, with TTC options on Bay Street, College Street, and access to the Yonge-University subway line is just a short walk away. Drivers will appreciate being close to the Gardiner Expressway via York Street, and the Don Valley Parkway via Bloor Street. Don’t have a car but need one occasionally? There’s a ZipCar location a half block south at 832 Bay Street!

What is most appealing about this centre-of-it-all location, is its proximity to career hubs. If you work in the healthcare industry, several of Toronto’s premier hospitals are within walking distance. If you’re an educator, you’re practically on the University of Toronto campus. If you’re a civil servant, Queen’s Park is just a short stroll away. And, if you work in finance, you’re already on Bay Street! For the urbane professional – or an investor aiming to secure an executive tenant – this is one savvy purchase.

Opera Place is a well-managed, reputable, pet-friendly (up to a weight of 25lbs) condominium located on the east side of Bay Street between Breadalbane and Grosvenor Streets. A two-tower complex sharing a central podium of amenities and services, Opera Place I (887 Bay Street) and Opera Place II (889 Bay Street) are a brick and glass complex developed by Morguard Residential in 1999. Standing 16-storeys tall, it contains 315 units that range from one-bedroom to two-bedrooms plus den, having anywhere from 538 square feet to nearly 1300 square feet. Amenities include one of the city’s most friendly and courteous 24-hour concierges, 19 visitor parking spaces, a comprehensive fitness facility including sauna and whirlpool, plus media, party and conference rooms. And for those desiring instant convenience, you’ll be pleased to know that the ground floor retail includes a drugstore, a Sushi Box cafe, and Presse Café.

Perched on the fifth floor on the south east corner of Opera Place I, Suite 504 is drenched in light! Located on the quietest corner, this split 2 bed residence features a well-proportioned space plan. From the moment you cross the threshold, the generous foyer with double closet and laundry/pantry zone has ample space for all your outdoor fashion and foot ware. A gallery hall leads to a circulation space that splits the two bedrooms and baths into their own zones – a terrific layout that affords more privacy than most condominiums – from which the Entertainment Space radiates. Recently renovated, the suite has new wood laminate floors, crown moldings, and custom blinds and draperies. The fresh gloss white kitchen with shaker cabinetry boasts Caesarstone counters, a subway tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances and a deep Blanco sink with Kohler faucet. The peninsula breakfast bar is the ideal place for gathering friends while the resident chef prepares culinary treats, while the sun-filled living/dining area offers ample space for your furnishings. I especially love the generous square 7’x7′ foot balcony with 2 walk-outs, making it a very livable outdoor space that’s rare to find in the city centre!

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Having reasonable common fees of $730.12 per month, including a separately deeded locker and parking space, this exceptional residence is ready for a September occupancy.

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