In west-end Toronto's funky Roncesvalles hood, a new contemporary condo building called "Roncesvalles Lofts" located at 25 Ritchie Avenue near Dundas Street west and Roncesvalles Avenue is attracting attention.
This European neighbourhood is known for its wonderful ethnic eateries, bistros, food markets, pubs, bakeries and fabulous coffee shops, as well as its own Revue Theatre. Walking down Roncesvalles Avenue has an organic feel that both delights area residents and visitors alike, who leisurely stroll along the streets for outings with the family or just an excuse to walk the dog.
Urban buyers are looking for interesting condo options, and Roncesvalles Lofts has the clean architectural lines and avant-garde design that is drawing interest. Named in Toronto Life Magazine as one of the Best Resale condos for 2012, this mid-rise live-work development, houses 37 lofts ranging in size from 685 to 1,950 square feet and have been selling from the $280,000 to $580,000 range. The styles vary from one to two levels with some suites having terraces or patios. The contemporary interior suites are bright and airy with windows galore, allowing for an open and spacious feel. The bathrooms are luxurious with rainfall showers and deep soaker tubs to relax in. The building's only amenities are a party room and an outdoor garden courtyard and water fountain, which should help keep the maintenance fees low, down the road. It's comforting to know you aren't paying for the extras that often are never used.
This edgy urban location offers fast and easy access to downtown Toronto with the Dundas streetcar or Dundas Street West subway station along with the Bloor GO Train Station. Metrolinx plans incude this stop to connect to Pearson International Airport, making it a breeze for air travel without having to find parking for your car or an expensive limo! The West Toronto Railpath runs along the eastern side of the tracks and has been developed as a trail for pedestrians and cyclists to connect to the north, south and eastern neighbourhoods.
Everything you'd desire from Loblaw's Grocery to bistros, cafes, markets and quaint restaurants are steps away. Within the area is High Park and at the foot of Roncesvalles Avenue and King Street you'll find Lake Ontario. Urbanites that love water recreation often choose the Argonaut Rowing Club, which caters to Toronto's west-end rowing enthusiasts. Being able to row along Lake Ontario's shoreline is a dream come true! Local residents that are downsizing and first-time condo buyers are both finding themselves attracted to the contemporary Roncesvalles Lofts, that offers space with an interesting twist away from the ordinary.