Each week In Here & There, we pit two similarly priced properties in different neighbourhoods against each other. Which of these condos would you prefer: The one close to High Park, or the one steps away from Mt. Pleasant Cemetery?
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Address: 1307-70 High Park Ave. (High Park Ave. & Bloor St. W., #HIP)
Price: $439,000, plus monthly maintenance fees of $445.
Property size: Approx. 700–799 sq. ft.
Annual property taxes (estimated): $2497.70
Central A/C: Yes
Nearest green space: High Park is just over 200 metres away.
Nearest grocery store: There is a Tim & Sue’s No Frills about 900 metres away at 372 Pacific Ave.
Closest TTC link: High Park subway station is just under 300 metres away.
Bonuses: Located close to High Park, Bloor West Village, and TTC links, this property has hardwood floors in the living/dining room, a small but updated kitchen, an open-concept floor plan, and a large balcony. Parking is available underground, and a locker is included with the purchase of the unit.
Drawbacks: At less than 60 sq. ft., the second bedroom is tiny, and probably better suited as an office.
Address: 502-319 Merton St. (Mt. Pleasant & Davisville, #MID)
Price: $439,900, plus monthly maintenance fees of $505.65.
Property size: Approx. 600-700 sq. ft.
Annual property taxes: N/A
Central A/C: Yes
Nearest green space: Mt. Pleasant Cemetery is steps away; Davisville Park is 300 metres away.
Nearest grocery store: There is a Sobeys 700 metres away at 22 Balliol St.
Closest TTC link: Davisville subway station is under a kilometre away.
Bonuses: This unit features hardwood floors throughout, a modern kitchen with granite counters, 9-ft.-high ceilings, and a private balcony. Both bedrooms have ample closet space, there are two full bathrooms, and the building has a gym, indoor pool, and underground parking pad.
Drawbacks: While Mt. Pleasant is a decent street to live on, this stretch just south of Davisville is a bit removed from the bars, shops, and restaurants found closer to Eglinton. Also, Davisville subway station, while not too far away, is essentially the only reliable transport link nearby.