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Everything To Know About 88 Queen Condos (Part 2)

February 14, 2020

How Is The Living Quality Of 88 Queen Condos?

Many people loves the idea of living in Downtown Toronto, but only a fraction of them consider it seriously. High price is a factor, so is the living quality. There are many ways affect your living quality, such as your neighborhoods and your living spaces. However, the development team of 88 Queen Condos is ahead of you to solve the issues.

Suite Type

The floor plans have been released and suite types include 1-3 bedroom suites.

  • One Bedroom has size range from 514 to 518 sf.
  • One Bedroom + Den has size range from 579 to 676 sf.
  • Two Bedroom has size range from 646 to 788 sf.
  • Three Bedroom has size range from 766 to 791 sf.

And price is starting from High $600’s. Each suite will be stylish designed and finished to make you feel cozy. With all the amenities I mentioned in Part 1, it is still a good investment.

Many prople may not be convinced by the living spaces for the price. But it is the fact that a home in Downtown Toronto can be somehow smaller than suburban living standard. However the price is still high, and much higher than suburban houses. It is because the price is in exchange not just for floor size, but also the popularity of the neighorhoods. In Downtown Toronto, the neighborhood is much more valuable.

You will be living next to international instituitons, famous shopping centers, best restaurants, waterfront views. If you enjoy exploring, you have infinite chances to meet new people, eat new exotic foods, see a new performance, expand your networks and boost your career. These are not obtained easily by living in suburban areas.

Education

For all families, a great learning environment of their children is just as important as their lifestyle or career, possibly even more important. In many cases, suburban living with open view, great schools, wide green space and palyground can bring children a more healthy and peaceful environment for their growth. This is why many families tend not to live in Downtown. And young couples living in Downtown Toronto tend to leave as well. But this time, you will have equal chance to give your kids better environment.

Ryerson University (10-Min Walk)

Only 10 mins walking, you will arrive at Ryerson University. It is more than a beautiful university in central Toronto. The University of Toronto is Canada’s leading public research university with high research outputs each year. It focuses on innovative, career-driven education with many undergraduate, graduate and PhD programs.

In Maclean’s 2020 University Rankings, Ryerson placed 12th in the “Comprehensive University” category and 16th in overall reputation ranking. Its reputation in business and community leaders is profound. And its MBA program is listed as top10 MBA programs in Canada by reputation.

University of Toronto – St. George Campus

With open space design by Hariri, the campus is a pearl on the Crown of Downtown Toronto. As a public research university, the impact of University of Toronto is in the very top of the world, ranked as 29th worldwide by QS Ranking. The UoT offers more than 700 undergraduate programs in all kinds of fields. You are encouraged to explore all your potential and make an impact to the world.

Especially in St. George Campus, which is living among all great companies and institution. You will have better chance to interact with more talented figures in your area and build your networks for your career.

University of Toronto Schools

University of Toronto Schools is an elite private secondary day school. It is affiliated with the University of Toronto, following a specialized academic curriculum. It give your kids a step ahead of other children to expand their knowledge boundaries and enlighten their minds. The school has many notable alumni including two Nobel Prize Laureates.

  • John C. Polanyi, Nobel Prize winner for Chemistry, 1986
  • A. Michael Spence, Nobel Prize winner for Economics, 2001
  • Charles Baillie, chancellor of Queen’s University, former CEO of TD Bank
  • Robert Gordon Rogers, 24th Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia and Chancellor of the University of Victoria

St. Michael’s Choir School

St. Michael’s Choir School is a boys’ semi-private school in Downtown Toronto’s Gardem District. Founded at 1937, the school offers Grade 3-12 full academic programme as well as the music programme. Students here will not only achieve themselves in academic level, but enlighten their musical talents.

Fraser Institute list SMCS as the 3rd best secondary school among all of 738 secondary schools in the GTA. It show their strong competitiveness.

Transportation

As we already know 88 Queen Condos has 97/100 walk score and 100/100 transit score. The walk score makes sense as we walk through a lot of wonderful local amenities within shorting walking distance.

But how great the transit is in real life?

If you drive, you will have an advantage as the 88 Queen Condo project occupy a whole block. You can easily access to Queen Street East, Shuter Street, Mutual Street, and Dalhousie Street. Then you are able to access to some major arterial streets such as Yonge St, Adelaide St E, King St E, and Dundas St W. Moreover, Gardiner Expy is only 8 mins away by driving.

If you need to use transit system, you will find out how convenient it can be. 6 mins walking to the Queen Subway Station, and 8 mins walking to Dundas Subway Station. If you need to visit or drop-by other places further. You also have so many major stations besides countless tram stops. Subway stations such as King, St. Andrew, Osgoode, St. Patrick and College Stations. If you need to travel far, you will find the Union train station and Billy Bishiop Toronto City Airport near the Waterfront.

Future Ontario Line

Ontario Line is a proposed rapid transit line in Toronto. Its northern terminus would be at Science Center Station, the intersection of Eglinton Ave and Don Mills Rd. It will connect the Line 5 Eglinton there. And the southern terminus would be at the existing Exhibition GO Station on the Lakeshore West Line. For residents in 88 Queen Condos, you would not miss fast track as the Queen-Yonge Station will be right next to you.

That is all to include for the introduction to 88 Queen Condos and its neighborhoods. Hope thisarticle can help you and the best way to understand the value of a property is alway exploring by yourself. But one thing is certain. Downtown Toronto is no doubt the most demanded area, and this will last for a long time in the future.

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