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Condo of the Week: 75 Markham

Posted by Robyn Urback / March 20, 2013

75 Markham TorontoOne of 16 lofts in an old picture frame factory by Alexandra Park, this condo is all about open-concept, vertical appeal. So nuts to you, walls. This condo boasts three storeys, two fireplaces, and one private outdoor terrace, all for the price of a spacious detached home in some other less cool part of Toronto.

75 Markham TorontoSPECS:

Address: 75 Markham Street, #2
Price: $799,000
Square Footage: 1700
Bedrooms: 3+1
Bathrooms: 3
Storeys: 3
Parking Spaces: 1
Fireplaces: 2
Monthly Maintenance: $584.04
Taxes: $4,511.51 (2012)
Building Amenities: Underground parking, rooftop terrace, security system

75 Markham TorontoNOTABLE FEATURES:

Exposed beams and skylights
Hardwood floors
Stainless steel appliances
Wine fridge
Master ensuite with jacuzzi tub and double-sided fireplace
Private terrace
Glass block window
Wood-burning living room fireplace
Central vacuum
Built-in bookcases

75 Markham TorontoGOOD FOR:

Those who enjoy the craft of building a fire (along with the convenience of a Miele cooktop), and residents who appreciate layered square footage. Good for Queen West living without the late-night café down below. Good for wistful New York expats.

75 Markham TorontoMOVE ON IF:

You think glass block windows should have died along with teased hair and neon windbreakers. You need a bedroom with walls. You fear hitting your head on the underside of that staircase.

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75 Markham Toronto75 Markham Toronto75 Markham Toronto75 Markham TorontoIf you had the dough, would you buy this home? Let us know where you stand in the comments below.



huh / March 20, 2013 at 08:36 am
Is that a tiny head in the bathroom?
grocerygirl replying to a comment from huh / March 20, 2013 at 10:05 am
It kind of looks like a Mr. Potato Head without any accessories attached. Personally,that's not where I would store my Mr. Potato Head, but whatever.
mjb / March 20, 2013 at 10:44 am
It is a rather well known piece. I am slightly surprised that it is not recognised.

But whatever, indeed.
Simon Tarses / March 20, 2013 at 11:11 am
Not bad for the money.
Dan / March 20, 2013 at 11:25 am
Yeah but...then you'd have to live in Markham.
Judy / March 20, 2013 at 11:30 am
is it just me? it looks like an office, and not a home.
TO Gal / March 20, 2013 at 11:33 am
For the location, HUGE thumbs up. For the price, huge thumbs dowwwwwn.
guy smiley replying to a comment from Dan / March 20, 2013 at 11:35 am
It's on Markham Street, not Markham. Shows how much you know about downtown...Or you can't read. Neither of those bode well for you.
Bradley / March 20, 2013 at 11:36 am
Ryan V / March 20, 2013 at 11:37 am
it's giving me a headache
Wow replying to a comment from Dan / March 20, 2013 at 11:43 am
Not sure if stupid, or just stupid troll.
Wow replying to a comment from Wow / March 20, 2013 at 11:44 am
Fake website.. obvious troll.
Chris on Bay St / March 20, 2013 at 12:04 pm
Literally a stone's throw from that gathering place for degenerates on the northwest corner of Queen and Bathurst.
Kumar OMalley / March 20, 2013 at 12:13 pm
World class city. World class loft-style condominiums. World class opinions. What more could anyone ever want?
QW replying to a comment from Chris on Bay St / March 20, 2013 at 12:36 pm
The area of which you speak is called "Little Winnipeg"
Jane Brown / March 20, 2013 at 12:46 pm
No good at all. No bidet, yet again. And who thought it was a good idea to have to go through the master bedroom to get to the terrace? Imagine having a BBQ and all your guests troop back and forth with greasy hands and sooty feet though your sleeping quarters. No good. No good at all.
Too expensive, also.
Thumbs down on this one.
huh huh replying to a comment from mjb / March 20, 2013 at 12:51 pm
Thanks for the picture, but now I've seen the close-up, I am more confused.
M / March 20, 2013 at 01:50 pm
Killer location. They don't make condos like that anymore, that's for sure.
the lemur replying to a comment from Chris on Bay St / March 20, 2013 at 02:51 pm
You must be really, really good at throwing stones, bro. Literally.
Abe / March 20, 2013 at 02:57 pm
Awesomest condo
Graeme / March 20, 2013 at 06:48 pm
Killer live/work combo!
Jay / March 20, 2013 at 08:00 pm
Agree with Jane. Any place where access to a deck, terrace, backyard, etc. means going through the master bedroom is a no go for me. Other than that, the place looks great. Great location.
Jimmy / March 20, 2013 at 10:03 pm
I can't afford it, but I like it.
itsmaggee replying to a comment from Jane Brown / March 21, 2013 at 12:01 am
That looks like the +1 bedroom stated on the listing? Fair price but not so sure about the location. It's so close to that shelter at the corner of queen and bathurst. $550+ maintenance for what??? no "amenities" at all...
Filmgoer / March 21, 2013 at 12:11 am
I was going to buy it, but there's no bidet.
the lemur / March 21, 2013 at 09:30 am
How many new developments actually have bidets anyway?

Agree on the issue of terrace access through the master bedroom (unless you decide to use that bedroom other than as a bedroom), but worse than that, the open concept means the smell of whatever you're cooking on that Miele range, and the smell of your fireplace, gets into everything, everywhere.
Darrin replying to a comment from Dan / March 22, 2013 at 12:22 pm
Markham street is not in Markham
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