From The Beaches to Riverside, the eastern portion of Toronto’s famed Queen Street is home to some of the city’s most eclectic neighbourhoods and landmarks. Whether you’re looking to tour boutique shops, sample a local restaurant, or stop off and head south to Woodbine Beach, then Queen Street East is the place to do so.
If you’re traveling east along this major thoroughfare — likely on the 501 Queen streetcar — you’ll see remnants of Toronto history everywhere you go, from the revitalized Broadview Hotel, to the preserved Ashbridge Estate. Alongside these pockets of antiquity are new residential developments, particularly mid-rise condominium projects.
If you’re in the market for a brand new condo that’s on one of the city’s most popular strips, then here’s a list of currently selling projects along the eastern portion of Queen Street.
Developer: Harhay Developments
Priced from: $706,900
Completion date: 2019
Located at the western edge of the Leslieville neighbourhood, 875 Queen East is a boutique collection of loft-inspired residences under a seven-storey, red-brick exterior. Balconies and terraces provide a private spot for residents to enjoy the sunshine or to people-watch from above.
Just across the street is Jimmie Simpson Park, home to a recreation centre, playground and tennis courts. From the front door, residents are within walking distance of local clothing stores, pharmacies and cafes. There’s also plenty of restaurants in the area to tingle your taste buds, whether you fancy Japanese, Italian or Mexican cuisine.
Developer: Fieldgate Urban
Priced from: $932,990
Completion date: 2022
While situated in the heart of Leslieville, The Poet Condos offers plenty of entertainment from home. Grill up your favourite summertime meals in the barbeque area and serve on the landscaped rooftop terrace. When you’re finished your workout in the fitness center, kick back in the media room, outfitted with its own wet bar.
The suites in this six-storey project will showcase quartz countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms, wide-plank laminate flooring and integrated kitchen appliances.
Developer: Marlin Spring
Priced from: $992,990
Completion date: 2019
For beach enthusiasts who want to live close to the water, WestBeach Condominiums is a 13-minute walk from the sand at Woodbine Beach. If you’re looking for a grassy spot to let the kids burn off energy or to just enjoy the urban outdoors, this six-storey project is also a few steps away from parks, playgrounds, rugby fields and walking trails.
Suites at WestBeach Condominiums will offer floor-to-ceiling windows, contemporary kitchen cabinetry and energy efficient stainless steel kitchen appliances.
Developer: Condoman Developments Inc.
Priced from: $960,250
Completion date: Winter/Spring 2020
When complete, this six-storey project near Leslie Street will be walking distance to both big box stores and small shops in the area. Just one street south, residents will be in proximity to the local Loblaws, FreshCo and Canadian Tire, perfect for the weekly grocery run. If you’re looking to sample local fare, brunch spots, pubs and Italian restaurants are waiting to vanquish your hunger.
The 29 suites of Post Lofts Leslieville will feature industrial-style finishes, including a brick feature wall available in two colours, over nine-foot ceilings and wide-plank floors. Buyers will have the choice to include exposed posts and beams in their unit, along with customization options for interior sliding barn doors.
Comprising of just 43 units, Heartwood the Beach is a direct, six-minute walk to the waterfront. When construction is finished on this six-storey condo building by the end of the year, the units will boast contemporary interior design created by Quadrangle Architects.
Nine-foot ceilings and plank engineered hardwood will be coupled with designer-appointed kitchen cabinetry and quartz countertops. Residents will also get to enjoy suite conveniences like an under-counter pull-out chef’s pantry, plus outdoor terraces and balconies, as per floorplan.