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Toronto highway high rise makes the most of the view

78 HARRISON GARDEN BLVD., NO. 2303, TORONTO

ASKING PRICE $599,000

SELLING PRICE $580,000

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TAXES $3,409 (2012)

DAYS ON THE MARKET 40

LISTING AGENTS Jeff, Mark, Norah and Paul Oulahen, Re/Max Realtron Realty Inc.

The Action: In the cluster of high-rises hugging Yonge Street and Highway 401, several suites were available this summer, including this two-bedroom-plus-den unit at the Skymark Centre at Avondale. It sold in a timely fashion after more than two dozen buyers were steered through.

What They Got: In a two-tower complex by Tridel, this 23rd-floor suite features a modern design with a classic feel given its nine-foot ceilings, crown mouldings and hardwood floors in the den, the dining area off the kitchen and open living space with a south-east facing balcony.

For privacy, there are two carpeted bedrooms, both with full bathrooms, one with a walk-in closet and another with his and her closets.

There are two lockers and two parking spots for this unit, which owes monthly fees of $741 for water, 24-hour concierge and facilities for swimming, tennis, bowling, billiards and virtual golf.

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The Agent's Take: "[This unit] was smaller, but meticulously maintained," agent Mark Oulahen said. "It has clear south views, so you can see the whole of downtown."

In addition, local attractions were a perk. "It's close to everything – there's a Whole Foods and Metro coming in – the subway is there and there are very nice parks," adds Mr. Oulahen. "It's a big picnic for all condominium owners on that street."

Editor's Note: Done Deals contain information gathered from real estate agents, home buyers, home sellers and sale prices that are publicly available from government sources. While we try to publish Done Deals as soon as possible after the transaction has occurred, long closings can cause delays.

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