Queens Quay and Bathurst

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

Published Thursday, Aug. 26 2010

550 Queens Quay W., No. 610, Toronto

Asking price: $399,900

Selling price: $399,900

Taxes: $2,546 (2010)

Days on the market: 15

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

Situated on the sixth floor of a nine-year-old building by the waterfront, this one-bedroom plus den suite gets full exposures of the sun and surf, says agent Christopher Bibby.

“It’s a south-facing unit, so it overlooks the Music Garden and had a view of the lake, airport and island,” he says. “It’s totally unobstructed and the view won’t go anywhere.”

The natural surroundings can be enjoyed on the balcony off the den or via floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the spacious 800-square-foot suite. “In most new buildings, this unit would’ve been the size of a two-bedroom [suite],” adds Mr. Bibby.

For instance, the carpeted master suite measures 15 by 11-feet. “Compared to everything else that’s coming out these days, you can only fit a Queen sized bed and a night stand,” says Mr. Bibby. “Here, you can have a King bed and some extra furniture.”

The bedroom also has room for a walk-in closet and three-piece bathroom with a floating vanity, glass shower stall and toilet, as well as sliding pocket doors to a powder room. “The only other building where I’ve really seen that in is the Toy Factory Lofts,” Mr. Bibby notes.

Other upgraded features include hardwood floors in areas like the open living and dining area and kitchen and laundry appliances, plus an oversized locker and parking.

Part of the monthly fee of $458 pays for amenities, such as gym, recreation room and sauna, in addition to concierge.

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