World-class shopping and dining. Culture. Historic Architecture. These are just a few of the perks of living in Toronto’s downtown core -- and it’s no wonder demand is steep for properties in the city’s most storied neighbourhoods.

From the artistic instalments along the shores of Lake Ontario, to the prestigious Bloor St. shopping strip, downtown living offers something for everyone, regardless of daily routine or style. The “north core” encompasses Toronto’s envious cultural enclaves, including the Royal Ontario Museum and Royal Conservatory of Music, upscale eateries, and some of the city’s most high-end retail destinations. 

Those who want to live in the thick of it all, however, will love the bustle of the entertainment and financial districts in the downtown’s southern end, which counts the Art Gallery of Ontario and Four Seasons Centre among its features -- not to mention countless trendy bars and restaurants found along the Queen St. strip (considered one of the coolest streets in the world).

Whatever your speed, two stunning properties offer the opportunity to dwell in the neighbourhood of your dreams - and count yourself a true urbanite.

Enjoy All That Glitters on the Mink Mile In This Stunning Suite

Nestled in the heart of Yorkville, the sumptuous suite at 3702-200 Cumberland Street offers a true slice of luxury. One of just 48 units in this exclusive boutique residence, no attention to comfort and detail has been spared, with amenities including a hotel-like concierge, porter valet, and top-of-the-line gym.

What this unit has no shortage of, though, are views; imagine taking in every conceivable Toronto landmark from the comfort of your living room, including the CN Tower, ROM, and Casa Loma, through panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows, which also bathe the interior’s with natural light. A neutral palette, offset with dark hardwood throughout, offers a refined air to the space.

In addition to the majestic great room and open-concept dining space, residents will enjoy a full chef’s kitchen (outfitted with stainless steel appliances, chic white and gray quartz counters, and glossy tile backsplash), breakfast room, office, and separate family room. A spacious primary bath features a stunning marble backdrop behind a large soaker tub - the perfect place to relax while taking in the evening skyline. An additional three baths and two bedrooms complete this enviable layout.

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Of course, at such a premium location, this unit is the perfect base for those looking to spend an idyllic day on the Mink Mile, where more than 700 designer shops, spas and world-class galleries wait.


  • Address: 3702-200 Cumberland St.
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Price: $11,995,000
  • Taxes: NA
  • Listed by: Kevin Crigger, Johnston & Daniel, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.

Our Favourite Thing

Skyline views don’t get much better than this; we can just picture ourselves lounging in the stylish greatroom, enjoying a glass of sauterne as the setting sun blinks beyond the glittering skyscrapers - and of course, that unobstructed CN Tower vista.

Act today, and you could be the one waking up to these stunning views, all in the lap of luxury.


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Live it Up in This Entertainment District Penthouse

If south-core living is more your style, you'll need to look no further than this St. Patrick Street listing. Upon entering the glossy foyer of this two-storey penthouse, you’ll know you’ve stumbled upon a rarity. Dubbed “the Artisan.” 152 St. Patrick Street, #Ph10 is a meticulously renovated suite full of high-quality (and delightful) details. 

Following the plush carpeted steps to a sky-lit upper level, one is taken with the grandeur of the open-concept living and dining space, outfitted with warm hardwood flooring, wainscotting, and crown moulding. The living room fireplace, surrounded by built-in shelving, offers the coziest place to curl up after a day stomping the city's pavement.

French doors lead from both the living and dining rooms into the sleek kitchen, appointed with stainless steel appliances, calcutta marble countertops, and dove-grey custom cabinetry. A charming breakfast nook completes the space.

Sweeping views of Toronto’s Entertainment District can be found in every direction, but are particularly enjoyed from a 250-sq. ft. terrace -- truly a premium outdoor amenity in one of the city’s most bustling urban neighbourhoods. 


  • Address: 152 St. Patrick St. #PH10
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Price: $1,495,000
  • Taxes: $3,904
  • Listed by: Don Gault, Shirley Bell, Johnston & Daniel, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.

Our Favourite Thing

Downtown dwellers can attest how rare outdoor space can be - and at 250 sq ft, this home’s terrace is roomy indeed. Offering eastern-facing 180-degree views of Toronto’s core, it’s the perfect spot for throwing a summer-time rooftop soiree, or just a quiet evening above the bustle of the city streets.

Residents will never want for something to do: Queen Street, one of the city’s hippest shopping and dining destinations, is just a stone’s throw away. Or, take in an evening of opera or ballet at the Four Seasons Centre, following a sumptuous dinner at one of Toronto’s most sought-after restaurants.


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Indeed, downtown living offers something special for everyone. And if you play your cards right, you could be calling an abode in the core all your own in no time.

This article was produced in partnership with STOREYS Custom Studio.