Harbourfront (Bathurst Quay) Guide

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Welcome to Harbourfront (Bathurst Quay):

Ultramodern tiered glass condominiums peer out over the harbour in this active, upscale neighbourhood right on the water’s edge. Steps from Toronto’s financial and entertainment districts, it’s a perfect place for those who want it all: Easy access to the rich offerings of the city and mere steps to the quiet shores of Lake Ontario and the peaceful Toronto Islands.

Life Style:

Harbourfront draws Torontonians who love the outdoors but spend their days working in the shadow of skyscrapers in the middle of Canada’s big smoke. Here they find a staggering array of activities to pursue on their days off, from kayaking to sailing to stand up paddle boarding. The 56-kilometre Martin Goodman Trail takes runners, cyclists and rollerbladers across the entire lakeshore and links up to the 730 kilometre Waterfront Trail that begins at Niagra-On-The-Lake and ends at the Quebec border.

Neighbours:

The Harbourfront neighbourhood extends from the Gardiner Expressway along the northern edge to Queen’s Quay along the southern edge, and from Bathurst Street in the west to Yonge Street in the east. Folks who live here tend to be under 40 and living with a partner, and very few couples have children. Single detached homes are all but unheard of, so almost everyone who calls Harbourfront home lives a maintenance-free lifestyle in a glistening lakeside condominium. After-tax income averaged $76,000 in 2011.

What you won't find:

Single detached and semi-detached homes are almost impossible to find, with towering condominiums taking up much of the skyline. For a backyard vegetable garden, swing set or treehouse you’ll have to go further north.

House Style:

New glass and concrete condominiums looking over the harbor or with a view of the CN tower.

Prices:

The average condominium price is $760.000, while single-family homes average is about $1.62M.

A little bit of history:

The Toronto harbour has seen steady use since the first settlers arrived, first for shipping purposes and later as a base for industry. In 1972, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau expropriated the port lands and pledged to build a cultural and residential district for Torontonians. Trudeau’s harbourfront project established the parks, art galleries and trails that run along the lakeshore and laid the groundwork for the growth of the thriving residential district we see today along the water’s edge.

What you'll fall in love with:

Few neighbourhoods in the city of Toronto are home to as many cultural events as the Harbourfront. With easy access to the Rogers and Air Canada Centres, locals can walk to pro games and premier concerts year-round. The spectacular non-profit Harbourfront Centre hosts hundreds of events every year, ranging from craft fairs and dance performances to a free outdoor concert program in summer and a free outdoor ice rink in winter. Add in a lovely lakeside trail system and the fact that Bay Street is in your back yard, and you’ve got the perfect place to call home.

The commute:

Locals can walk or bike to Union Station in about 10 minutes, so those who work downtown have no need to own a car. A trip up to Yonge and Bloor will take about 45 minutes on foot, 20 minutes by bike and about the same amount of time on the TTC. A car is only marginally faster, at about 15 minutes. While the area is accessible by streetcar and major roads like Spadina Avenue and Yonge Street, locals have advocated for additional roads into the area, noting that some areas are cut off by the CN railway tracks.

In the other direction, the Toronto Island Ferry departs from the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal to take locals and tourists alike to the nearby islands and the Billy Bishop Airport. The cost: A cool $7.50.

Local Schools:

There is one public elementary school in the neighbourhood, The Waterfront School, which offers an inclusive education to children from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. With a variety of clubs and athletics on offer, the school ranked 7.8/10 in the 2015-16 Fraser Institute review. The local secondary school is City School, an alternative eco-school with a curriculum focused on environmental issues.

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#2510 -14 YORK ST, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#2510 -14 York St

Toronto, Ontario M5J 2Z2

$2,250 Monthly

Apartment 2 1
#3605 -8 YORK ST, toronto, Ontario
For sale

#3605 -8 York St

Toronto, Ontario M5J 2Y2

$578,000

Apartment 1 1
#5610 -100 HARBOUR ST, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#5610 -100 Harbour St

Toronto, Ontario M5J 2T5

$4,400 Monthly

Apartment 4 2
#1102 -55 FRONT ST E, toronto, Ontario
For sale

#1102 -55 Front St E

Toronto, Ontario M5E 0A7

$1,649,000

Apartment 2 3
#2405 -8 YORK ST, toronto, Ontario
For sale

#2405 -8 York St

Toronto, Ontario M5J 2Y2

$579,000

Apartment 1 1
#2212 -208 QUEENS QUAY W, toronto, Ontario
For sale

#2212 -208 Queens Quay W

Toronto, Ontario M5J 2Y5

$525,000

Apartment 1 1
#837 -33 HARBOUR SQ, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#837 -33 Harbour Sq

Toronto, Ontario M5J 2G2

$3,400 Monthly

Apartment 2 2
#2202 -25 THE ESPLANADE, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#2202 -25 The Esplanade

Toronto, Ontario M5E 1W5

$3,600 Monthly

Apartment 3 2
#408 -8 THE ESPLANADE AVE, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#408 -8 The Esplanade Ave

Toronto, Ontario M5E 0A6

$2,900 Monthly

Apartment 2 2
#444 -22 LEADER LANE, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#444 -22 Leader Lane

Toronto, Ontario M5E 1S5

$2,400 Monthly

Apartment 0 1
#811 -18 YONGE ST, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#811 -18 Yonge St

Toronto, Ontario M5E 1Z8

$2,100 Monthly

Apartment 1 1
#2414 -18 YONGE ST, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#2414 -18 Yonge St

Toronto, Ontario M5E 1Z8

$2,400 Monthly

Apartment 2 2
#5901 -10 YORK ST, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#5901 -10 York St

Toronto, Ontario M5J 2Z2

$2,995 Monthly

Apartment 2 2
#2302 -8 THE ESPLANADE AVE, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#2302 -8 The Esplanade Ave

Toronto, Ontario M5E 0A6

$3,900 Monthly

Apartment 3 2
#2408 -8 THE ESPLANADE AVE, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#2408 -8 The Esplanade Ave

Toronto, Ontario M5E 0A6

$2,800 Monthly

Apartment 1 1
#PH105 -88 HARBOUR ST, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#ph105 -88 Harbour St

Toronto, Ontario M5J 1B7

$10,000 Monthly

Apartment 4 3
#1902 -100 HARBOUR ST, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#1902 -100 Harbour St

Toronto, Ontario M5J 2T5

$2,950 Monthly

Apartment 2 2
#3210 -77 HARBOUR SQ, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#3210 -77 Harbour Sq

Toronto, Ontario M5J 2S2

$2,600 Monthly

Apartment 1 1
#305 -39 QUEENS QUAY E, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#305 -39 Queens Quay E

Toronto, Ontario M5E 0A4

$2,200 Monthly

Apartment 1 1
#502 -22 LEADER LANE, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#502 -22 Leader Lane

Toronto, Ontario M5E 0B2

$3,600 Monthly

Apartment 2 2
#1803 -18 YONGE ST, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#1803 -18 Yonge St

Toronto, Ontario M5E 1R4

$2,350 Monthly

Apartment 1 1
#703 -30 GRAND TRUNK  CRES, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#703 -30 Grand Trunk Cres

Toronto, Ontario M5J 3A4

$2,450 Monthly

Apartment 2 1
#PH3504 -33 HARBOUR SQ, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#ph3504 -33 Harbour Sq

Toronto, Ontario M5J 2G2

$6,000 Monthly

Apartment 3 3
#1404 -88 SCOTT ST, toronto, Ontario
For rent

#1404 -88 Scott St

Toronto, Ontario M5E 0A9

$2,988 Monthly

Apartment 2 1