You want density? This two-building midrise complex on Wellington, just east of Spadina, has 559 units (plus a pool and sauna). At a time when condo inventory is high, here are four units, all built a decade ago and for sale right now.
Days on market: 34 (After less than a month on the market, this unit’s asking price has dropped $11,000.)
The price: $548,000. Maintenance fees $738.38.
Last sold: $445,000 (2006)
The draw: Oooh, a penthouse! Along with two bedrooms (at opposite ends of the unit for privacy), the 1,100-square-foot space allows for separate living and dining areas and even a foyer. There’s also a private balcony and two basement lockers.
The catch: As with any sizeable condo unit, the maintenance fees are a hefty hit every month. The bedroom windows seem to be covered with belly-dancing scarves—they’re included in the sale price, but have really got to go.
250 Wellington St. W., PH 26
Days on market: 21
The price: $287,700. Maintenance fees $348.21.
Last sold: $236,000 (2010)
The draw: It’s about 360 square feet, but has a smart layout, with an 85-square-foot bedroom nook and decent closet space. A shared rooftop terrace with communal barbecues expands your hangout space in the sunny months.
The catch: It’s on the fourth floor, so the view isn’t special and particularly loud street noise may float up. And now that you finally have your own place, shouldn’t it be big enough for parties?
250 Wellington St. W., Unit 431
Days on market: 13
The price: $324,900. Maintenance fees $467.58.
Last sold: $234,975 (2006)
The draw: This well-kept unit is just under 700 square feet. It has hardwood floors in the main space and broadloom in the 110-square-foot bedroom, and the wee balcony has a view of the Rogers Centre.
The catch: A 90-square-foot space directly inside the front door is billed as a “den,” but isn’t private enough to be a real office or second bedroom. A new taupe paint job is a little bit boring, though fresh—get some accent colours or art on the walls, ASAP.
250 Wellington St. W., Unit 1537
Days on market: 36
The price: $499,900. Sold for $480,000.
Last sold: $465,000 (2012)
The draw: A long, private patio is an added enticement to this sunny two-bedroom unit that’s over 800 square feet. There is hardwood flooring throughout, including the 171-square-foot master bedroom. A locker and, oddly, a TV are included.
The catch: Despite the pretty backsplash and cupboards, the kitchen is a rather stingy six feet wide. Theoretically, a custom Murphy bed allows the second bedroom to double as an office, but really, no one wants to pull down their bed every night.
270 Wellington St. W., Unit 1006