Riverside Condo Connects On So Many Levels
Forget that cookie-cutter condo feel. This compact Riverside one bedroom has character (no really), a killer location and is connected for modern life.
Inside, you’ll find this space uses every inch. The kitchen has all stainless steel appliances (fridge new in 2018), Corian counters, and under-cabinet lighting. Look up, and you’ll notice the really high exposed concrete ceilings, which add to the airy feel of this unit. At your feet, you’ll find light hardwood floors.
The living area is what really sets this unit apart. Here, you’ll find a custom built-in media unit (floating), that features all-natural cultured stone, an electric, remote-controlled fireplace and a TV mount for up to 50” television. There is also a wire channel to hide all your unsightly cables. Speaking of wired, another unique feature is the built-in surround sound that comes with radio/music/tv hook up. Plug in your iPhone and you can independently control speakers in each room, including the washroom and bedroom.
Both these rooms are accessed through grey wood barn doors. These add style and function, giving you a true private bedroom, with large windows and a spacious closet. The upgraded closet organizer maximizes your storage capacity and makes getting ready in the morning a breeze.
The unit also has a utility storage closet and full-sized laundry.
The Sync Lofts is a mid-rise building in Riverdale from prominent east end developer Streetcar Developments. This stylish 8 storey building houses 98 units varying in size from 418 to 1368 square feet. The four-floor ‘podium’ finished in yellow brick gives way to the upper four glass and steel-clad floors that are set back from the street, allowing for increased outdoor space for some suites, and leaving the building with a less imposing feeling.
Streetcar touts Sync Lofts as a “High Tech Loft Residence” and it delivers in some sense. In-suite iPod docking stations, pre-wired speakers, wireless internet connectivity and High Definition TV were all part of the original standard offering. These, in addition to the exposed concrete, high-end finishes and open layouts make this an attractive option for the true urban enthusiast.
Furthering the neighbourhood’s desirability is the massive amount of change that has happened here in recent years. Restaurants and cafés have appeared, the local strip joint has closed and its former home was converted to the hip Broadview Hotel, and there’s little in the way of daily needs that aren’t relatively nearby. Both the fun of Riverside and Leslieville and the proximity to downtown make this an ideal option for the city lifestyle.
- BBQ Permitted
- Bike Storage
- Outdoor Patio
- Parking Garage
- Public Transit
- Rooftop Deck
- Security System
- Visitor Parking
5 Things We Love
- Custom features in the space, including the fireplace surrounded by built-in cabinetry
- Proper bedroom with a window and a large closet
- Efficient use of space – no long hallways or weird unusable nooks
- Great height in the exposed concrete ceilings makes the unit feel more spacious
- Character and warmth with barn doors leading to the bathroom and bedroom
This Riverside development is located right beside DVP on-ramp access and has a TTC/Streetcar stop on the 24-hour Queen St. line right in front of the building. Immediately behind, you’ll find a park with tennis/basketball courts, children’s play structures and open green space.
Located just 2.5 km from downtown, Riverside is often referred to as Riverside/Leslieville because the two neighbourhoods meld into one another. The streets that make up the Riverside area run from the Don Valley Expressway to Logan Avenue, and Gerrard Avenue to Eastern Avenue. This block of real estate has been snatched-up by savvy investors, families, and young professionals.
Walking along Queen street, from the Don Valley Expressway, you’re greeted with that palpable ‘east end vibe’…old buildings stand tall (but not too tall) with pride, showing off their raw and understated industrial charms to passers-by.
With The Broadview Hotel, White Lily Diner, The Opera House, breweries, cidery, Dark Horse Espresso Bar (right in the building) and more, you’ll find the perfect mix of glam and east-side grunge.