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    Library District

    170 Fort York Boulevard

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    Building Details

    Property Type:
    Condo
    Number of Storeys:
    29
    Number of Units:
    364
    Condo Completion:
    2014
    Condo Demand:
    Medium
    Unit Size Range:
    315 - 1,036 SQFT
    Unit Availability:
    Medium
    Property Management:

    Listing History for Library District

    Amenities

    Gym Room
    Concierge
    Sauna
    Indoor Parking
    Visitor Parking
    Party Room

    Maintenance Fees

    Included
    Water
    Excluded
    Hydro
    Heat
    Air Conditioning

    About 170 Fort York BoulevardLibrary District

    In a rather unconventional turn of events, the Library District Condos was designed to complement a brand new library in Toronto’s Fort York neighbourhood. In fact, the residential building was named in celebration of the construction of the Toronto Public Library’s Fort York branch, which marks the 100th branch in the city.

    Located in the same block as the library, as well as the forthcoming Creek Park, 170 Fort York is a 29-storey building with 364 downtown Toronto condos inside. Completed in 2014 by Context Development, the lobby of the building is a library in its own right: it features a wall of shelves that are filled with books.

    The trend continues with the Library District Condos’ façade, which was designed by KPMB Architects and Page & Steele / IBI Group Architects. The architectural design inspired by the library features off-kilter panes of coloured glass that resemble stacks of books.

    Last but not least — and hopefully the book theme doesn’t seem like overkill at this point — the 3-storey amenities space at 170 Fort York has been named the “Author’s Club.” Those who are bored of the metaphor don’t have to refer to this space by its name, however all residents will likely be found using its features from time to time.

    To begin, there’s a party room with a kitchen and bar that’s ideal for those who like to entertain. Active residents can make use of the building’s well-stocked gym, which boasts modern equipment, locker rooms and saunas, and a yoga studio. The Library District Condos is also home to two outdoor terraces, a media room, and a boardroom, as well as two guest suites.

    The Suites

    One more ode to the library next door is present throughout 170 Fort York: the suites are named after notable authors like Proust, Homer, Hugo, Hemingway, and Austen. While the size of a home may not be in direct proportion to the fame or wealth of the author it’s named for, prospective buyers might be tempted to select a unit based on their favourite of the bunch.

    We recommend choosing a suite for its sizes or features, however the homes at the Library District Condos don’t range drastically in square footage. Homes start at around 400 and reach to approximately 800 square feet.

    Regardless of size (or suite name), the units at 170 Fort York have bright, warm atmospheres thanks to their floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall windows. And home chefs will love prepping meals in their sleek kitchens that are equipped with stainless steel appliances.

    CityPlace condos for sale attract all kinds of buyers, though young professionals and couples tend to find these units most appealing.

    The Neighbourhood

    Living at 170 Fort York means having the best of both worlds: large green spaces and the balmy shores of Lake Ontario are within close reach, while posh restaurants and shops are also just a short walk away. While technically part of the CityPlace neighbourhood, residents can branch out and choose to spend their days in the The Waterfront, or the vibrant Entertainment District.

    Outdoorsy types can pack up a picnic and head over to Garrison Common or Coronation Park, both of which are just around the corner. Those looking for a lengthier adventure, on the other hand, can walk or cycle along the Martin Goodman Trail until they reach the recently renovated part at Ontario Place, Sunnyside Beach, or the ferry heading for the Toronto Islands.

    We probably don’t need to mention it, but the Fort York Library is also just next door. Residents can spend a couple hours here on a rainy day, or they can simply pick up a book and head home to read.

    Although residents have nearly endless options for eating out, home chefs living at 170 Fort York can grab all the ingredients they need from Sobeys Urban Fresh on Spadina before getting settled in the kitchen. Another alternative is the sizeable Metro in Liberty Village, which also happens to be right around the corner from a Bulk Barn.

    Transportation

    Residents living at the Library District Condos will have no trouble traversing the city, whether they have access to a car of their own or not. Between the streetcars that run along Bathurst and Queens Quay, and the Fort-York Esplanade bus, those who rely on public transit to get around have plenty of choice.

    Travelers skipping town altogether can reach Union Station in less than 20 minutes via public transit, and from there they can transfer onto trains or buses heading toward neighbouring towns and cities. International travelers, on the other hand, are just a 10-minute streetcar ride or walk away from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.

    Drivers heading east or west have their pick between Lake Shore Boulevard West and the Gardiner Expressway; those traveling north can simply head west after exiting the building and take the first right onto Bathurst Street. And when traffic cooperates, residents living at 170 Fort York can reach Pearson International Airport in just over 20 minutes.

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    Explore Neighbourhood

    9/10
    Walkability
    One small step for you. One giant leap towards never needing a gym membership.
    10/10
    Transit
    Meet the heartbeat of the city — transit so smooth, you’ll never miss a beat.
    6/10
    Bikeability
    The bike lane starts to feel like a second home.

    Demographics

    Based on the dissemination area as defined by Statistics Canada. A dissemination area contains, on average, approximately 200 – 400 households.

    Population
    10,897
    Average Individual Income
    $60,210
    Average Household Size
    3 persons
    Average Age
    46
    Average Household Income
    $103,882
    Dominant Housing Type
    High Rise Apartment
    Population By Age
    Household Income
    Housing Types & Tenancy
    High Rise Apartment
    54%
    Detached
    33%
    Semi Detached
    6%
    Low Rise Apartment
    2%
    Duplex
    2%
    Marital Status
    Commute
    Languages (Primary Language)
    Other
    74%
    Mandarin
    13%
    Cantonese
    7%
    Telugu
    2%
    Arabic
    1%
    Tagalog
    1%
    Spanish
    1%
    Hindi
    1%
    Education
    University and Above
    46%
    High School
    21%
    College
    13%
    None
    11%
    University Below Batchelor
    3%
    Apprenticeship
    2%
    Major Field of Study
    Business Management
    27%
    Architecture & Engineering
    20%
    Math & Computer Sciences
    11%
    Health & Related Fields
    10%
    Social Sciences
    10%
    Humanities
    6%
    Physical Sciences
    4%
    Education
    3%
    Personal, Protective & Transportation Services
    2%
    Visual & Performing Arts
    2%

    Unit Sales vs Inventory

    Total number of units listed and sold in CityPlace


    Days on Strata

    Units at Library District spend an average of
    44
    Days on Strata
    based on recent sales

    List vs Selling Price

    On average, these condos sell for
    1%
    below
    the list price.

    Offer Competition

    Condos in this building have an
    AVERAGE
    chance of receiving
    Multiple Offers

    Turnover of Units

    On average, each unit is owned for
    6.8
    YEARS before being sold again

    Property Value

    -18%
    Decrease in property value within the past twelve months

    Price Ranking

    5th
    Highest price per SQFT out of 23 condos in the CityPlace area

    Sold Units

    13
    Units were Sold over the past twelve months

    Rented Units

    37
    Units were Rented over the past twelve months

    Best Value Rank

    Library District offers the
    ?
    best value out of 23 condos in the CityPlace neighbourhood

    Appreciation Rank

    Library District has the
    ?
    highest ROI out of 23 condos in the CityPlace neighbourhood

    Rental Yield

    Library District yields the
    ?
    highest rent prices out of 23 condos in the CityPlace neighbourhood

    High Demand

    Library District is the
    ?
    most popular building out of 23 condos in the CityPlace neighbourhood

    Transaction Insights at 170 Fort York Boulevard

    Studio1 Bed1 Bed + Den2 Bed3 Bed
    Price RangeNo Data$518,000 - $542,000$590,000 - $595,000$660,000 - $865,000No Data
    Avg. Cost Per SqftNo Data$1,159$997$1,032No Data
    Avg. Wait for Unit Availability1878 Days23 Days83 Days76 DaysNo Data
    Ratio of Units in Building2%59%21%19%1%

    Maintenance Fees

    Library District vs The CityPlace Area

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