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Condo of the Week: 65 Sheldrake

Posted by Robyn Urback / January 30, 2013

65 sheldrake torontoWith all of the new church conversions popping up around Toronto, you'd think cathedral living was a new city fad. Not so. The St. George in midtown was, indeed, ahead of the curve, turning the Eglinton United Church into 33 shiny loft homes. And now, you can have one of them (for the cost of a semi-detached anywhere else). Rejoice in this two-bedroom, two-bathroom, three-storey condo.

65 sheldrake toronto condoSPECS:

Address: 65 Sheldrake Blvd, Unit 303
Price: $699,999
Size: 1,200 - 1,399 sq ft
Bedrooms: 2 + 1
Bathrooms: 2
Storeys: 3
Parking Spaces: 1
Exposure: West
Year Built: 2005
Monthly Maintenance: $658.90
Building Amenities: Outdoor/indoor common area, security system

65 sheldrake toronto condoNOTABLE FEATURES:

  • Cathedral ceilings
  • Gas fireplace
  • Hardwood floors
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Granite countertops
  • Skylights
  • Private balcony with gas bbq
  • Limestone bathroom floors
  • Full-sized washer and dryer

65 sheldrake toronto condoGOOD FOR:

Those who like a little visual interest for their $700,000. Good for barbecue-lovers, sunlight-fiends, and those who want a little space between the bedrooms (master is on main floor, second bedroom is on third). Well-suited to individuals who find hilarious irony in doing naughty things in a church.

65 sheldrake toronto condoMOVE ON IF:

You think churches are for praying, or you want a yard. You believe "integrated appliances" are the new "stainless steel," and thus this design is blasphemous.

Additional photos:65 sheldrake toronto condo65 sheldrake toronto condo65 sheldrake toronto condo65 sheldrake toronto condoIf you had the dough, would you buy this home? Let us know where you stand in the comments below.

Discussion

14 Comments

JT / January 30, 2013 at 09:01 am
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Did anyone else notice there is not a lot of natural light in the photos? There are tons of lamps/lights everywhere.
Looks like a nice space.
hipcat / January 30, 2013 at 09:13 am
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This place looks like a newly divorced/widowed grandmother decided to sell everything off, ditch Bobcaygeon and hit the big smoke to party.
Sophia / January 30, 2013 at 09:57 am
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Visual interest? Really? There's no evidence this was a church apart from the vaulted ceilings (and even those have been drywalled)...
shame replying to a comment from JT / January 30, 2013 at 09:58 am
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Priests preferred it dark, to hide their sins.
Scott / January 30, 2013 at 10:47 am
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Agreed, Sophia. They stripped away all of the character that should come with living in a former church. Now it's just bland.
Jarvis Shuter replying to a comment from shame / January 30, 2013 at 11:06 am
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The United Church doesn't have priests. Ignorant comment about people you don't know. Also, when building churches, some congregations can't afford large stained glass windows.
JJ / January 30, 2013 at 11:19 am
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Yikes this one looks pretty terrible. Not a great use of space. Though the pics don't show it I bet the slanted ceilings make it feel a lot smaller. Should have left some exposed brick for an interior wall (or at the very least brick veneer). I would definitely pass on this one.
Sean / January 30, 2013 at 12:34 pm
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Gas fireplace but a cheap electric stove?
Dave / January 30, 2013 at 01:17 pm
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No thanks. They could have used the space much better.
Anna / January 30, 2013 at 01:19 pm
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It reallllllly bothers me that the mirror isn't centred with the sink in the bathroom photo. Either centre the mirror with the sink, centre the sink, or get a mirror that is the width of the counter :(
mjhch1 / January 30, 2013 at 01:31 pm
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What is wrong with this bathroom? the mirror not centred, agree with you there, Anna... And for the price, really, that bathroom is rather blah. I agree with Sean's comment too... cheap electric stove. Indeed.
I would have to pass on this one. Pretty exterior. I like some features, but it doesn't measure up.
ddd replying to a comment from Anna / January 30, 2013 at 01:46 pm
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It looks like the condo is professionally staged. Looks like they just didn't center the mirror properly (maybe to cover something?).
PokerToronto / January 30, 2013 at 03:06 pm
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The staging doesnt suit me either, but they are trying to appear neutral in the eyes of those with $700K, not attractive to the average BlogTO commenter.

This unit appears to be much better value @ $500/sqft than many rushed/packed church conversion units in beat up west end locations.
Kristie / February 3, 2013 at 05:53 pm
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For those who are unaware, Vistaprint is a website that has been around for years, and it offers
a variety of personalized products that can be used for businesses,
gifts, weddings, and more. Fortunately, our minister
has neither, and he's asked very little of us as well. This is not always something that brides or grooms have time to put together on their own.

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