Queen and Strachan

Written by Sydnia Yu | Published in In the Press|Globe and Mail
In the Press
August 31, 2010

Published on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010

901 Queen St. W., No. 102, Toronto

Asking price: $359,900

Selling price: $355,000

Taxes: $1,927 (2009)

Days on the market: 11

Listing agent: Christopher Bibby, Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc.

The G20 protests, barricades and traffic chaos were major obstacles that kept buyers away from this unique one-bedroom, ground floor unit in the Trinity Park Lofts, says agent Christopher Bibby.

“If I listed it any other weekend … we would have had multiple offers,” says Mr. Bibby, who was asked to postpone the sale by agents and buyers alike. “To live in that area and get this type of exterior square footage was a very rare offering.”

But the previous owner couldn’t wait to sell the 635-square-foot suite, which has a private 450-square-foot patio customized with decking and stone planters.

“It was more or less the equivalent of having a backyard,” says Mr. Bibby. “In the last two years, there was only one other unit in the building with a terrace that sold.”

The outdoor space can be seen through floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors into the master bedroom and living and dining area.

In other respects, the unit is fairly typical with hardwood floors, a four-piece bathroom and an open concept kitchen with stainless steel appliances, an island and breakfast bar.

En suite laundry machines, a locker and parking spot also come with the unit.

There is a monthly fee of $352, including water and heating costs. A gym, party room and recreation room are available to residents.

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