This Condo Just “Fits”

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February 12, 2014

Maybe I’m the only naive Torontonian who thinks that every vacant parking lot doesn’t need an 80-storey condo in its place, but personally, I love to see a well-developed condominium, that looks like it belongs in the area, and just sort of “fits.”

The Berczy might be a strange name to try and spell without cheating, but it’s possibly my favourite new condo in the downtown core.

As you’ll see in the video, it just “fits” with the area that surrounds it, and if you walked by it with your head down, you might not even notice it’s there…

How ironic that I my memory card ran full when I was one-word, and about 1/4 of a second from finishing the video.

Anyways, you got the point…

The next time you’re down on Front Street, heading west from Jarvis, look to the southwest corner where The Berczy stands.

Doesn’t it just sort of “fit” with the buildings on both sides?

It’s a massive red brick structure, that has the Flat Iron building to the north, a 100-year-old red-brick building to the east, and a row of old brick buildings to the west.

It almost looks like the red brick base was existing, and the rest of the condominium was built on top (like many hard & soft loft combos).

I understand that not every development is going to be 13-storeys, and developers will eventually crack the 100-storey barrier, but as a long-standing resident of the St. Lawrence Market area, it’s nice to see a new development that doesn’t dwarf everything¬†in its presence¬†like oh-so-many other neighbourhoods…

Written By David Fleming

David Fleming is the author of Toronto Realty Blog, founded in 2007. He combined his passion for writing and real estate to create a space for honest information and two-way communication in a complex and dynamic market. David is a licensed Broker and the Broker of Record for Bosley – Toronto Realty Group

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5 Comments

  1. ScottyP

    at 8:57 am

    “We need more buildings like….”

  2. DavidP

    at 10:58 am

    Have you recently had a black fly in your Chardonnay? Or rain on your wedding day? Or a free ride but you’ve already paid?

    Morissettian irony.

    1. ScottyP

      at 12:17 pm

      Ouch….

  3. mstar

    at 6:11 pm

    I argee the building looks great and fits. But what’s the point when the prices are just ridiculious!
    A 2 bedroom for north of 700k that is under 999 sq ft ? Just stupid and don’t think the fit is relevant when it’s priced out of the market.

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