Condo of the Week: 1171 Queen Street W
There ain't nothing Bohemian going on at the now infamous development at 1171 Queen Street West, painfully dubbed, yep, that's right, The Bohemian Embassy Flats and Lofts. Sparking rage amongst local folk when it was first proposed in 2005 and finally broke ground in 2008, the uproar surrounding the project rivalled that of the redevelopment plans for the Drake Hotel. Often pegged as further evidence of the beginning of the demise of an artist-focused West Queen West, the building, which takes up nearly a full block across from the Gladstone Hotel, was even added to our list of the five ugliest buildings in Toronto last year.
All that being said, the units themselves aren't at all that bad. This corner penthouse, sprawling across 1,600+ square feet, is smartly laid out, features 10 foot ceilings, boasts amazing views of the city and a third bedroom (office/library/hot box). There's even floor-to-ceiling bookshelves to house your ultra-intellectual "boho" collection. Coming in just under $1million, this three-bedroom, three-bath condo in the centre of Toronto's most coveted neighborhood, (as much as I hate to admit) is pretty reasonable.
Address: 1171 Queen Street W.
Square Footage: 1,640
Parking Spaces: 2
Monthly Maintenance: $984.04
Building Amenities: Rooftop sky lounge, Rooftop BBQ areas, 24-hour concierge, fitness centre, steam room, multi-media lounge, visitor's parking
Over-sized eat-in kitchen with massive island
Wrap-around terrace with NE views of the city
Custom built-in closets and bookshelves
Wall-to-wall mirrored walk-in closet
Wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows
Perfect if you wear a beret, perfect if you don't. Perfect if you are the only employee of your own company and happen to play the bongos. Perfect if you wear vintage clothing. Even more perfect if you own a cool car but choose to take the subway. Welcome to Bohemian Embassy
MOVE ON IF
The above qualities are ones you find in the people you'd like to kick in the face.
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