Bright Lights Big City On Portland in Queen West

offered at $729,900

Have you noticed how the intersection of Queen Street West and Portland Street has experienced a major facelift over the past couple of year?

This particular stretch of Queen West has always been a destination for lovers of music, fashion and food but in 2011 a major project shook up the already packed scene. A new mixed-use development delivered a Loblaws Grocer, a Winners and a Joe Fresh store into a pocket filled with character albeit lacking in certain conveniences. Judging by the line for the changing room at Joe Fresh, residents of Queen West have embraced the retail wholeheartedly. We share their enthusiasm (particularly after we saw the giant dessert case in Loblaws) but wonder if most area residents have paid attention to the most exciting part of the complex.

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Imagine yourself standing at the south-west corner of Queen and Portland shopping bags in hand. Turn the corner, head north onto Portland Street and look up. Directly above the stores you love is a boutique collection of 96 well-appointed suites discreetly tucked into one of the city’s most exciting neighbourhoods.

Queen and Portland Lofts + Condominiums is a 96-suite mid-rise boutique building developed by Tribute Communities. The building amenities include concierge services and an exercise room, but what will give you the ultimate bragging rights is the building’s spectacular rooftop terrace. This hidden outdoor gem faces Richmond Street creating a quiet oasis (with barbeques!) away from the hustle and bustle. The building is ideally located with the 24 hour Queen Streetcar outside your door and the Bathurst Streetcar is just steps away. The restaurants and nightlife of King West are within walking distance but still far enough that you don’t have to worry about the noise at 2am.

Boasting Corian countertops, coffered ceilings and hardwood floors, this 1250 square foot corner unit sparkles due to the brilliant southeast exposure. It features a well laid out open concept living space with a smartly appointed, gleaming white kitchen. In addition to the two bedrooms, Suite 512 features a true den perfect for use as a home office. Two full baths including master ensuite round out the space. The true showstopper of this space is the spectacular, unobstructed city view. Imagine yourself sipping a cocktail while you barbeque something delicious on your balcony (which you bought fresh downstairs at Loblaws) with the CN Tower glittering in the distance.

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