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 fixer-upper single-family home, and a one-bedroom condo that’s steps from Toronto’s famed St. Lawrence Market.
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: 4+1 bedrooms, 7-bathrooms, single-family
Asking price: $3,188,000
Listing agent: Narges Siadati-Fini, Manor Hill Realty Inc.
Description: With over 6,000 square feet of living space, this beautiful custom home is perfect for a family looking for some serious space. Complete with a spiral oak staircase, multiple skylights, and a gourmet kitchen with a quartz island, this North York home doesn’t hold back when it comes to luxurious finishes.
Specs: 2-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, condo
Asking price: $1,089,900
Listing agent: Anita and Matt Sullivan, Royal LePage
Description: If you’re a sucker for natural light, this 2-bedroom condo in Mount Pleasant is just for you. This spacious sun-filled corner unit offers nearly 1,200 square feet of living space, 9-foot ceilings, a private balcony with south, west, north, and east-facing views, and plenty of floor-to-ceiling windows to take in all the views. Plus, the unit’s kitchen was recently updated and now features granite counters, stainless steel appliances, ample drawers, cabinets, pantry space, and a breakfast bar.
Specs: 2-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, single-family
Asking price: $499,900
Description: Whoever said you couldn’t own a home for under $500,000 clearly hasn’t seen this house. The space definitely needs some TLC, or it could be the perfect opportunity for someone to build their dream home. Complete with a decent sized backyard, this home is located in a quiet family-oriented neighbourhood and is steps from the new Eglinton Crosstown LRT.
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+1-bedrooms, 3-bathrooms, condo
Asking price: $1,595,000
Description: Located in Toronto’s coveted Yorkville neighbourhood, this luxe penthouse is housed in a boutique building with just 23 units and spans an entire floor while offering brilliant views of the Rosedale Ravine, the city skyline, and beyond. With over 2,000 square feet of living space — and three bedrooms — this penthouse is a rare find.
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.