With open houses still temporarily prohibited in COVID-19 hotspots — which includes Toronto, Peel, Ottawa, and York Region — in an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, online open houses are the next best thing.
It’s no secret that Toronto’s real estate market has seen a dramatic shift in how homes are purchased and sold this year due to COVID-19. And while the real estate industry is considered essential, the traditional ways of doing business — in-person showings, open houses, and one-on-ones with agents and potential buyers — are no longer feasible… at least until daily case numbers in local hotspots improve.
As a result, many brokerages have pivoted and are utilizing digital tools to put on online open houses and tours.
If you’ve been thinking about upgrading your current living situation, whether that means you’re on the hunt for more space or perhaps just want to see what’s currently available on the market, join us for a virtual walkthrough of six new listings you can tour from the comfort of your own home
These listings include a luxurious penthouse in Yorkville, a spacious four-bedroom in The Beaches, and a two-bedroom condo in the heart of Toronto’s Kensington Market and Chinatown neighbourhood.
For all of the chosen properties, there are multiple available live stream dates posted on the listing page that you can add directly to your calendar. Just click on the listing and you’ll see a ‘live’ button just above the price, click that and it will shoot you down to a YouTube link where you’ll find the stream.
Specs: 2-bedrooms, 3-bathrooms, condo
Asking price: $1,150,000
Description: Located in Toronto’s vibrant Kensington Market and Chinatown neighbourhood, this airy, two-storey suite has over 1,000 sq. ft. of living space and is filled with plenty of natural light. For those with a thing for views, this unit boasts beautiful west-facing views from the private back-patio, which also offers direct access to Queen Street. The unit is complete with new stainless steel appliances and a stacked washer and dryer, while building amenities include a fitness centre, yoga studio, party room, fireplace lounge, dining room, and access to an outdoor terrace and BBQ space.
Specs: 3+2 bedrooms, 3-bathrooms, condo
Asking price: $1,595,000
Description: If space, spectacular views, and luxe living is what you’re after, look no further than this brilliant full-floor sub-penthouse overlooking the Rosedale Ravine. With roughly 2,700 sq. ft. of living space and the option of up to four bedrooms, this unit is perfect for those looking to live lavishly. Two elevators open to a 60-foot living and dining area, which flows into the eat-in kitchen, the expansive master suite, and spacious living quarters beyond.
Specs: 3+1 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, single-family home
Asking price: $3,499,900
Description: This modern masterpiece in ‘The Beach’ neighbourhood is surrounded by towering mature trees and has a pool to die for. The home has floor-to-ceiling windows and a large sliding glass door that brings a taste of the outdoors inside. The spacious home is complete with designer finishes and touches throughout, like Calacatta marble kitchen counters, a 60-foot wall of glass windows, a wood-burning fireplace, a 1,500 bottle wine room, a sauna, and a second-floor deck that overlooks the serene backyard.
Specs: 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom, condo
Asking price: $549,900
Description: Located in the highly-touted Mozo Lofts building, this recently renovated condo offers a truly sophisticated living experience. Complete with concrete ceilings, top-to-bottom windows, warm plank flooring, and a buzz-worthy kitchen, this stunning unit is just steps from the St. Lawrence Market and all that the city has to offer.
Specs: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, detached bungalow
Asking price: $999,000
Listing agent: Nelson Antonio Campos, Sutton Group Realty
Description: Perfect for a young couple, this extensively renovated bungalow is bright and homey and comes with new flooring, a modern kitchen, and has spacious bedrooms. However, the big selling point is the deep backyard that’s filled with fruit trees and is perfect for entertaining. Plus, it’s steps to transit and the future Eglinton LRT.
Specs: 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, single-family detached
Asking price: $1,998,000
Listing agent: Patrice Ursula Gale, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada
Description: Featuring beautifully maintained 1920s architecture, millwork, and hardwood floors, this spacious home in Lawrence Park has a charming centre hall entry, rich hardwood floors, a cozy fireplace, a recently renovated kitchen, and a 1,300-sq.ft unfinished basement that presents endless opportunities for future homeowners to get creative.