Toronto’s Home of the Week: $3-million spacious Yorkville condo

900 Yonge St., Unit 1504

Location: 900 Yonge St., Unit 1504, Davenport Rd. and Yonge St., Yorkville, Toronto

Asking price: $2,995,000

Size: About 3,500 sq. ft.

Parking: Two underground exclusive spaces, one exclusive locker

Taxes: $7,431 (2022)

Bedrooms: Three

Bathrooms: Three

“We have lived here for over eight years. After 26 years in a great house in Allenby, we felt at home instantly. Given the Yonge and Bloor location, we’ve stopped driving our cars, as we walk and take the subway everywhere,” says homeowner Benjamin Applebaum of his condo suite.

Created by merging two condo units together, the expansive bungalow-sized home sits on an upper floor of a 16-storey building, located in the heart of Toronto’s midtown core, minutes from Yorkville’s exclusive shops and restaurants, and two subway lines.

“Our home has lots of space, great light, a kitchen large enough that my wife and I can both easily work in it, and the storage is even better here than at our former home. Best of all, everything is on one floor,” Applebaum says.

The dining room features a parquet floor, wall-to-wall windows, a coffered ceiling with a ceiling medallion and a crystal chandelier, and a black granite fireplace, flanked on both sides with built-in custom cabinetry.

A marble and hardwood patterned grand foyer leading to an art gallery hallway, a walk-in pantry, a dressing room in the primary bedroom, and a formal dining room are some of the highlights of the urban home.

“We love that the building quietly and discreetly blends into the streetscape. We probably walked by it a hundred times before buying without noticing it. The building is well-maintained, with a lovely new lobby, and best of all, it has only 50 units,” Applebaum says.

The home is close to the Toronto Reference Library, parks, Royal Ontario Museum, and the University of Toronto.

Says listing agent Paul Maranger: “I rarely see condo apartments this large in the city, especially with 3,500 sq. ft. of beautifully renovated space. The bedrooms are large enough to accommodate king-sized beds and seating areas, so it is a tremendous advantage for those who have guests visiting from out-of-town. The kitchen with its abundance of cabinetry and its walk-in pantry is excellent for serious cooks who have lots of pots, pans, and cooking instruments.”

The 16-storey, precast concrete and glass building fronts directly onto Yonge St. Building amenities include a concierge, a party room, a rooftop-deck/garden, and bike storage.

The unobtrusive, 16-storey, precast-concrete-and-glass building fronts directly onto Yonge St. and has 50 units.

The suite opens to a large foyer with a Versailles-patterned marble and hardwood floor, a double closet, a tray ceiling, crown moulding, and pendant lights. The foyer has access to two more double closets, a powder room on one end and a laundry room on the other.

Across from the foyer is the living room, appointed with wall-to-wall windows, a parquet floor, a tray ceiling with indirect lighting, pot lights, and double glass doors that open to the dining room.

The dining room contains a parquet floor, wall-to-wall windows, a coffered ceiling with a ceiling medallion and a crystal chandelier, and a black granite fireplace, bordered by cabinetry.

Through the dining room is the breakfast room, which has floor-to-ceiling windows and a suspended light.

It is open to the kitchen, which showcases a porcelain tile floor, quartz counters, and high-end appliances, including two wall ovens, a painted glass backsplash and a walk-in pantry.

Highlights of the kitchen include a porcelain tile floor, quartz counters, high-end built-in appliances, a painted glass backsplash, a walk-in pantry, and a breakfast room with floor-to-ceiling windows and a suspended light.

From the foyer, a large art-gallery hall leads to the bedrooms. Double doors open to the main bedroom, highlights of which include a laminate floor, floor-to-ceiling windows, a tray ceiling, crown moulding, pendant reading lights, an open sitting area, a large dressing room with organizers, two more closets, a four-piece ensuite, and direct access to the laundry room.

Both secondary bedrooms feature laminate floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, plenty of access to closet space, and access to a five-piece main bathroom, and to a small hall with another entrance to the suite.

To have a look at this property, please contact the listing agents Paul Maranger and Christian Vermast, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage, 416-960-9995;


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