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Buying a condo in Midtown

Midtown Toronto is exactly as it sounds: it’s offers residents a middle ground environment that’s somewhere between suburban and urban. What’s more, Midtown condos for rent occupy one of 16 neighbourhoods, offering renters plenty of choice as to what kind of lifestyle they hope to live.

For example, both Yonge and Eglinton and Yonge and St. Clair are ideal for renters who want to trick themselves into believing they’re living downtown. These neighbourhoods are extremely dense and fast-paced, plus they’re crammed with office towers, condos, and shopping centres galore.

Yonge and Eglinton really is the hub of Midtown Toronto, and whether one prefers to live in the neighbourhood or visit it regularly is up to them. Upon arriving in the neighbourhood, it immediately becomes apparent from the soaring skyscrapers and construction sites that Yonge and Eglinton is still experiencing a period of growth and change. Ranked one of the best neighbourhoods in the city a few years back, the completion of the Eglinton Crosstown subway line only promises to bring more residents — and there more businesses — to Yonge and Eglinton.

Then there are Midtown condos for rent in neighbourhoods that are perfect for raising a family. The most impressive aspect of Rosedale and Yonge and Lawrence, for example, is the residential atmosphere that’s both charming and serene. Rosedale, in particular, has a reputation for being slightly more upscale — and it doesn’t hurt that this neighbourhood is situated a short walk away from Yorkville, either.

With Downtown to the south, North York to the north, Etobicoke to the west, and Scarborough to the east, living in a Midtown condo for rent means having the rest of the city in the palm of one’s hand. The centre of the city is even located within Midtown — geographically speaking — at 33 Wanless Crescent.

Condo Life in Midtown

Prospective residents may be attracted to a particular Midtown condo for rent based on its proximity to major attractions or transportation infrastructure. Thankfully, the area is massive, offering renters plenty of choice: it reaches as far west as Dufferin and east to Bayview Avenue, while the northernmost part reaches to Brooke Avenue (just north of Lawrence), and the southernmost boundary can be found along Rosedale Valley Road.

Yonge professionals have been more and more attracted to Yonge and Eglinton in recent years, but that doesn’t mean families aren’t welcome as well. Plenty of parks, community centres, and public schools are scattered throughout the area, as numerous Midtown condos for rent. Parents living in the The Republic North Tower and The Republic South Tower, for example, never have to worry about how their children will get to school in the morning: these condos were recently constructed on the same lot as North Toronto Collegiate Institute. Other great options in the area include The Radley and The Berwick Condos, both of which are a short walk away from both North Toronto and Northern Secondary School.

As for prospective renters interested in townhouses, there’s plenty of choice throughout Midtown Toronto. The Hunt Club at Roselawn, located at 1111 Avenue Road, is just steps from Eglinton Park and a short walk away from the shopping and dining options along Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue. The Lawrence Park Condominiums and 217 Roslin, on the other hand, are both situated slightly farther north, in a quieter part of Midtown.

Transportation

Travelling to and from Midtown Toronto is easy, even for those without cars of their own. In fact, Torontonians have been able to reach Midtown via public transit since as early as the 1950s. Not only does the Yonge line run up and down Yonge Street, but renters living a little farther west can start their journeys at stations on the University-Spadina line. What’s more, the southernmost Midtown condos for rent are serviced by the Bloor-Danforth line, with residents able to walk over to Sherbourne and Castle Frank Stations in no time.

Residents who prefer to drive also have plenty of options for getting around the area. Major north-south highways within Midtown include the Allen Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway, both of which provide access to the 401 to the north. Anyone living north of Lawrence, on the other hand, can head straight to the 401, from which they can ride east or west into neighbouring cities and towns.

Speaking of heading out of town, Midtown residents also benefit from living closer to Pearson International Airport than their friends in the downtown core. A trip from Lawrence Park all the way to the airport takes just around 20 minutes by car when traffic cooperates. Alternatively, the 52 Lawrence Avenue West bus also makes a stop right outside terminal 1.

Midtown Overview

The Locals: They’re dissatisfied with both inner city living and suburban stillness.

Code of Conduct: Residents can head downtown one weekend, only to spend the next exploring the small towns north of the city.

What You’ll Find: A growing, changing, and ever-adapting area.

What You Won’t Find: The hottest new restaurants in the city.

The Homes: More single-family homes than condos can be found in most Midtown neighbourhoods.

Sealing the Deal: Knowing the downtown core is always just a subway ride away.