O2 Maisonettes: Room to Breathe on the East Side
Located at George and Shuter, on the former site of Walnut Hall, Oxygen offers something unique to Toronto condo buyers: S P A C E. There are only 48 suites in this 14-storey building, and the average size is well over 1000 square feet. Most suites are full 2-storey maisonette style units. There are a few single level ‘flats’, as well as 3 great street-level townhomes. These are not the typical ‘loft’ style 2-storey units that we have grown accustomed to downtown, the second floor is a full floor and not open to below like the 2-storey lofts (e.g. Liberty Market Lofts). So in effect they are like 2-storey homes in the sky.
I recently toured the presentation centre where they have a model kitchen and bathroom. The finishes will be very modern and sleek with a distinctly European style. I was surprised to see laminate counter tops in the kitchen, however, this is not your grandmother’s laminate. The 7cm edging and seemless integration of the sink and appliances make this the best laminate I’ve ever seen. Still, for those wanting to say they have granite counter tops, that is an option at no extra charge. Another highlight of the finishes are the open-riser staircases. Very dramatic and once again, notÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â somethingÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â typically seen in new condos in Toronto. Overall I would say the finishes are excellent, however the key selling feature will be the floor plans themselves and the space they offer.
The location is obviously not for everyone. Located across from Moss Park, in between Jarvis and Sherbourne, with plenty of known social service centres in the immediate area. Still, in 5 minutes you can walk to the Eaton Centre and Dundas Square. 10 minutes takes you to the St Lawrence Market. 15 minutes and you’re in the heart of the financial district.
Finally, one unit that is a true standout to me, is the 2050 sq ft 3 bedroom townhouse. Listed at $1.25M, this is a very rare beast downtown. Buyers looking for a true townhome, will love this suite. But there is only 1, act fast!
For pricing and floor plans for Oxygen, please contact me.