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Buying a condo in Parkdale

As wave upon wave of gentrification rolls over GTA neighbourhoods, Parkdale is that one rock that simply can’t be moved or eroded — and in this case, that’s a great thing.

Parkdale is as eclectic as any neighbourhood in the city, and even as homes are flipped and repurposed, the diverse nature of the community has largely remained intact. On narrow residential streets you’ll find brick row houses and Victorian style homes — some appear brand new while others provide a glimpse into the past. And among these houses, there are Parkdale condos for sale in low-rise buildings and loft conversions.

Queen Street is still Queen Street in this neighbourhood — packed with boutiques, cafes and restaurants, though most are locally owned and operated; you can expect to find no shortage of hipsters and cyclists, but the gritty character of the neighbourhood shines through in both the century old buildings and the residents themselves.

Parkdale is flexible — home to a growing arts community, there are a number of galleries in the neighbourhood, and a plethora of trendy pubs like Pharmacy and PrettyUgly Bar. While this neighbourhood has a lot to offer young professionals seeking west end Toronto condos, it also has great schools, playgrounds, and parklands to the south along the shores of Lake Ontario, necessary for young families.

Condo Life in Parkdale

For anyone who values character in a condo residence, Parkdale is a one of a kind neighbourhood; there are some very desirable hard lofts in this neighbourhood, including the The Brock Lofts and Noble Court Lofts — both of which offer rustic features, and happen to be some of the most affordable hard lofts in the city.

Parkdale condos for sale can also be found in modern purpose built residences as well; sprawling properties such as The Bridge have all the modern features that buyers crave, and relaxing amenities to match. While affordable is a subjective term when applied to GTA real estate, Parkdale is much more affordable than neighbouring areas, and enjoys the same proximity to Toronto’s biggest and best attractions.

For families who are seeking condos for sale in Parkdale, townhome developments like King Towns provide the living space of a detached house, but at a fraction of the price.

Transportation

Own a pair of shoes? Well, you have everything you need to run errands in Parkdale. For longer journeys, there are bus routes in the neighbourhood, and streetcars on King and Queen with connections to St. Andrew and Osgood Station for subway service. Car owners can be on the Gardiner Expressway in minutes by heading west on The Queensway for the nearest on-ramp.

Parkdale Overview

The Locals: People from all walks of life.

Code of Conduct: Lauding your neighbourhood’s toughness with a pumpkin spiced latte in hand.

What You’ll Find: People and buildings with character.

What You Won’t Find: Big box stores.

The Homes: Row houses, Victorian homes, and low-rise apartments, condos, and loft conversions.

Sealing the Deal: Living just steps from the action.