Done Deals: Spadina & College

Spadina & College

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Spadina & College

From Friday's Globe and Mail

  • 160 Baldwin St., No. 211
  • Asking price: $289,900
  • Selling price: $305,000
  • Taxes: $2,175 (2006)
  • Days on market: 15
  • Listing and co-op agent: Julie Kinnear, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.

This one-bedroom loft was a hot commodity, what with its convenient downtown address in Kensington Market and rare two-storey plan in a retrofitted building.

It's in an area popular for its specialty grocers, cafés and trendy clothing shops. There are parks, a community centre and public transit nearby, as well as cultural attractions such as the Art Gallery of Ontario.

The corner suite is an authentic loft, located in one of two structures that were part of the George Brown College campus before they were converted into condominiums, known as the Kensington Market Lofts.

This unit ended up with roughly 700 square feet of space, with a large living and dining area that showcases pale hardwood floors, 14-foot concrete ceilings and two large windows.

The stylish kitchen features an island, halogen lighting, ceramic tile backsplash and five appliances.

A floating staircase leads to the open bedroom on the upper level, complete with a walk-in closet that includes a handy laundry area, and broadloom, which was installed earlier this year. The sole four-piece bathroom is next to front door.

The units comes with a parking spot, and the residents have the use of a party room, and a courtyard with barbecue area, gardens and picnic tables. The monthly fee of $325 covers water and heating.

The building allows pets and, with a solar panel roof, is eco-friendly.

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