One of the main appeals of single-family houses is the outdoor space they offer—and for some home shoppers, a backyard is a must-have feature.
With the exception of relatively scarce stacked townhouses, condos aren’t known for offering homebuyers that kind of outdoor space, and low-rise developments remain popular, at least in part, for this reason.
These three new condo developments, however, show you that don’t have to sacrifice outdoor access altogether for high-rise living—and the near-endless urban conveniences it comes with—in Toronto.
The Plant lives up to its name. This 10-storey boutique condo building, just off trendsetting Queen Street West on Dovercourt Road, should appeal to urban farmers—even at first blush. Greenery will trace its facade. The Plant also offers community-oriented gardens and outdoor barbecues as amenities. It’s no surprise the Curated Properties and Windmill Development Group project’s website notes the bright building is “designed with terrace-to-table” living in mind.
The last phase of Tridel’s master-planned Islington Terrace and located only minutes from Islington Station in Etobicoke, the 395-unit Bloor Promenade boasts access to a whopping 50,000 square feet of on-site amenities. The 40-plus-storey high-rise condo tower puts residents within reach of multiple open-air community offerings: a large family-friendly outside play zone for children and a sprawling rooftop terrace that’s sure to provide striking views of Islington Village and beyond.
Daniels Lighthouse East Tower
What’s a better summertime amenity than Toronto’s waterfront? That’s where Daniels Lighthouse East Tower, part of the developer’s City of the Arts community, is set to stand tall. At Queens Quay East and Richardson Street, the 36-storey Lighthouse East Tower is a stone’s throw from the shores of Lake Ontario. And like The Plant, at Lighthouse East residents’ green thumbs can grow thanks to multiple gardening plots and a barbecue terrace.