Toronto’s Roncesvalles Village is perfect for people-watching. With a pair of dark sunglasses and a cold drink in hand, you’ll see young families pushing strollers, hipsters riding fixies, old Polish women lugging groceries and dogs walking excitedly alongside their owners.
Looking for a patio that makes for a killer people-watching perch? The penthouse at Howard Park 2 boasts four of them, totaling 691 square feet of outdoor space. The three-bedroom plus den suite is defined by lofty 10-foot ceilings, stone countertops, flat slab kitchen cabinetry, a deep soaker tub and frameless glass shower. The residence is spread out over two floors — a den, bedroom and bathroom are on the lower floor while the kitchen, living room, dining area and remaining two bedrooms are situated on the main level. The master bedroom contains a sizable walk-in closet, double sink bathroom vanity and its own private terrace.
The space would be well suited to a buyer with a green thumb, as there are three additional roof gardens spacious enough for growing your own organic vegetables. If farm chores aren’t your thing there are plenty of fruit markets and specialty food shops down the street. The residential neighbourhood is home to a plethora of family-owned businesses, raved about restaurants and separated bike lanes for a safer ride. It’s the ideal blend of small-town comfort and big city living.
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Development: Howard Park 2
Developer: Triumph Developments
Highlight: Elevator access on both levels.