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1815 YONGE ST., No. 403, TORONTO



TAXES $3,269 (2015)


LISTING AGENT Robin Pope, Pope Real Estate Ltd.

The Action: There were several other units for sale late last year at the same time as this one-bedroom-plus-den corner suite in the MYC building, one of the newest towers near Davisville subway station. To set it apart from the competition, the unit was staged to showcase its best assets. About two dozen shoppers signed up for showings and, after more than a month, a deal was finally negotiated just $7,400 shy of the $522,500 list price.

What They Got: At the corner of Merton and Yonge streets, just north of the Kay Gardner Betline Trail and Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Cresford Developments constructed a high-rise with contemporary suites, like this 861-square-foot space with nine-foot ceilings, full height windows, and hardwood and tile flooring.

From the foyer, a hall leads past private quarters – which consist of laundry facilities and a bedroom with a walk-in closet and one of two bathrooms – to a Scavolini kitchen with a den to the side and open principal area in front, along the south-facing balcony.

The unit includes a locker and parking, plus monthly fees of $528 to cover concierge, gym, party room and rooftop terrace.

The Agent's Take: "The typical one-bedroom-plus-den [unit] in that building is about 750 square feet, whereas this unit was 860 square feet," agent Robin Pope says. "It had a kitchen that was probably twice the size of most and a living and dining area that was bigger as well."

The design also placed windows in nearly every room "This den was nice because it was in the corner of the main room, so it had lots of light, so it wasn't a dark, dingy den," Mr. Pope adds. "And it had a great view of the Beltline."