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Condo of the Week: 391 Brunswick Avenue

Posted by Amy Michelle Smith / April 3, 2013

Schoolhouse Condos TorontoI so often find myself standing outside of a building in Toronto, be it a new condo development, a building restoration or a certain set of warehouse lofts, wondering what it would be like to step inside. The Schoolhouse, a 19 unit conversion of the original Loretto College (now situated at St. Clair and Rosemount), is one of those buildings. The facade features the same (or similar) red brick that once stood, updated with vertical rectangular windows and a view of the sweeping balconies featured in the Penthouses.

It's warm and inviting, and a welcome change to the influx of pseudo-Bauhaus glass buildings that have swarmed the city in the past decade. The penthouse itself is spacious yet cozy, and features more outdoor space than one often sees in a development like this: a wrap-around balcony and private roof top terrace. I'd say the developers of this building ought to "school" the folks down at CityPlace on what makes a house (or condo) a home.

Schoolhouse Condo TorontoSPECS:

Address: 391 Brunswick Avenue (Penthouse 1)
Price: $1,749,000
Size: 2,092 sf
Bedrooms: 2 + 1
Bathrooms: 3
Parking Spaces: 2
Locker: 1 (oversized)
Monthly Maintenance: $$1,248.08
Taxes: $10,497.82 (as of 2012)
Building Amenities: Shared courtyard with barbecue

Schoolhouse Condo TorontoNOTABLE FEATURES:

380sf private roof terrace + 150sf balcony
Marble/granite ensuite bathroom with jacuzzi and stall shower
Gas oven/stove
NEFF kitchen feat. Viking appliances
Large walk-in closet
As noted on the site: surrounded by the intellectuals of Toronto, right?

Schoolhouse Condo TorontoGOOD FOR:

The "intellectual" home owner who prefers a building with a bit of character to the wash of glass-buildings popping up all over Toronto. A family man or woman who wants style and function married in one slick home.

Schoolhouse Condo TorontoMOVE ON IF:

The ghosts of your Catholic School past still haunt you. Or if you are buying a condo to avoid having to get a gym membership. They don't have one here.


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AV / April 3, 2013 at 12:45 pm
2 Million for 2100 sq. feet..... Welcome to the city we live in
markholmes / April 3, 2013 at 12:51 pm
the 1.6mil townhouse down the street looks like a steal now.
Robert / April 3, 2013 at 01:08 pm
Very nice, 649 is $30 million tonight.
Johnny Cash 2.0 / April 3, 2013 at 01:19 pm
No, I would buy a castle in Italy.

winkler / April 3, 2013 at 01:38 pm
"Pseudo Bauhaus"?
John / April 3, 2013 at 01:59 pm
I the wet stain on the patio floor behind the chair in the seventh picture.
Rob / April 3, 2013 at 05:15 pm
It will be interesting to see if anyone buys this. I cannot get over the price tag. Sure, it's nice. But it's a condo, with no amenities and a shared BBQ. At least it's only a short walk to the Brunny.
E. Toby Coke replying to a comment from AV / April 3, 2013 at 06:59 pm
Welcome to the great Canadian credit bubble, more like it.

$1.75 million would buy you something much better in an insignificant American city like, say, L.A.
Relmar Boys / April 3, 2013 at 10:25 pm
Blob TO.
You are renting your soul to MLSatan.
me replying to a comment from Relmar Boys / April 3, 2013 at 11:25 pm
heh. Well it IS where Robyn copies the pics to paste to here from. The fake name is funny by the way Robyn.
Jimmy / April 4, 2013 at 05:31 am
Viking appliances? Didn't the Viking brand die when Eaton's died?
Jono / April 4, 2013 at 08:37 am
Taking pictures inside IKEA/Structube showrooms is strictly prohibited ; )

Leroy / April 4, 2013 at 01:58 pm
For a few $$$ more I could be living in the Playboy mansion (aka your house of this week)
Marg / August 8, 2013 at 04:34 pm
The school was not Loretto Abbey it was Loretto College School.
Loretto Abbey is in North Toronto.
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