The GTA condo market has been doing better than ever over the past year with increased interest in homeownership.
Toronto-based real estate platform Strata.ca took a look at which GTA condo buildings, in particular, have been receiving the most interest recently and found 10 GTA condo buildings have been the most searched for.
Possibly to some people’s surprise, it’s not the luxurious high-rise condos that potential homebuyers have been wanting to browse online, but rather ones that are a little more practical.
From Scarborough to Mississauga, here are the most searched condo buildings in the GTA.
King Plaza – 92 King Street East, Toronto
This condo building built 30 years ago and still remains one of the most searched condominiums in the city. It’s in a great area, right by the St. Lawrence market, and the building itself has great amenities with a below-average price-per-square-foot.
King West Townhomes – 1-47 Sudbury Street, Toronto
These townhomes definitely require some updates, according to Strata, but offer a downtown Toronto location with plenty of space and a private community feel. Some units even have rooftop patios and gas fireplaces.
“These townhomes are an affordable alternative for young couples wanting to start a new family. And there’s always great resale value when it’s time for something bigger,” said Strata.ca real estate agent Victoria D’Ilario.
Canary Park – 120 Bayview Avenue & 398 Front Street East, Toronto
Located over in Corktown, this is a newer condo building that’s sat right next to a park. The building itself has tons of amenities for its residents to use, including an indoor pool, fitness centre, and a games room. The condo units themselves are open concept and have granite countertops and hardwood floors. That, in addition to its proximity to restaurants and shops, makes it an extremely appealing place to live.
“Because it’s steps from the Distillery District, you can get to a big selection of shops and restaurants on foot,” said Strata.ca real estate agent Alex Hood. “There’s also easy access to TTC. If you’re driving, you can head to all your favourite destinations via the DVP or Gardiner in just minutes.”
Showcase Lofts – 88 Colgate Avenue, Toronto
This Leslieville-South Riverdale condo building has every amenity and luxury finish you could ever need including hardwood floors, sliding glass bedroom doors, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, and private balconies.
“You also get that industrial feel that’s in short supply, but high demand,” said Hood. “And being a ‘soft loft,’ you don’t have to be concerned about travelling noise the way you would in some converted ‘hard lofts.’”
Carmelina Condos – 2055 Danforth Avenue, Toronto
Over in the Upper Beaches, this condo building is just minutes from Woodbine Station, making any commute into the downtown core a breeze. It also has tons of shops and amenities nearby, so the building’s residents can run errands on foot.
High Park Residences – 1830 Bloor Street West, Toronto
This is one of just two condos that overlook High Park, so you’re getting a pretty exclusive view here. Plus, the area is great.
“Not only is it steps from the Bloor subway line and right across from the park, but it’s also an ideal option for those looking to live close to the core…and still avoid the hectic vibes that downtown neighbourhoods tend to have,” said Strata.ca real estate agent Galina Sheveleva.
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Upside Down Condos II – 812 Lansdown Avenue, Toronto
This building may look modest but it contains a whopping 303 suites, all of which are open concept with kitchens outfitted with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and ceramic flooring. The price-per-square-foot in this building is a bit higher than the rest of the neighbourhood but still lower than downtown Toronto.
TEN93 Condos – 1093 Queen Street West & 106 Dovercourt Road, Toronto
In Toronto’s Little Portugal, this condo building is technically a loft but it has all of the luxury condo finishes, including hardwood floors and stylish windows. Being on the saught after Queen West, it’s close to great restaurants, nightlife, and streetcar access.
Kingston & Co Condos – 1100 Kingston Road, Scarborough
Sat in Scarborough’s Birch Cliff-Cliffside neighbourhood, this condo building is close to restaurants, pubs, and green space, and is just a few minutes drive to Woodbine Beach. It has 144 units spread over 10 floors, outfitted with gourmet kitchens and stylish bathrooms.
“More than half of the suites here are larger than 800 square feet, and many of them offer unique lake views,” said Strata.ca real estate agent Larry Medina. “You definitely get more value for your dollar, compared to similar units in the Beaches or downtown.”
These attached condos are in Mississauga’s Lisgar neighbourhood and are close to parks and great schools, making these a great option for families with children.
“You’re basically getting the idyllic suburban lifestyle without all the hassle of traditional home maintenance,” Medina said. “These townhomes offer generous space, comfortable layouts and an overall higher quality of life.”