With open houses still temporarily prohibited in COVID-19 hotspots — which includes Toronto, Peel, Ottawa, and York Region — in an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, online open houses are the next best thing.

It’s no secret that Toronto’s real estate market has seen a dramatic shift in how homes are purchased and sold this year due to COVID-19. And while the real estate industry is considered essential, the traditional ways of doing business — in-person showings, open houses, and one-on-ones with agents and potential buyers — are no longer feasible… at least until daily case numbers in local hotspots improve.

As a result, many brokerages have pivoted and are utilizing digital tools to put on online open houses and tours.

If you’ve been thinking about upgrading your current living situation, whether that means you’re on the hunt for more space or perhaps just want to see what’s currently available on the market, join us for a virtual walkthrough of five listings in the GTA you can tour from the comfort of your own home.

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These listings include a family-friendly semi-detached in Toronto's Junction Triangle neighbourhood, a spacious four-bedroom in The Beaches, and a charming semi-detached home located in the heart of the Danforth.

67 Campbell Avenue

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Specs: 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, single-family home

Asking price: $1,175,000

Listing agent: Amy Gilmore, Cloud Realty

Description: This 2-storey semi-detached in Toronto's Junction Triangle neighbourhood is a true gem. Past the covered front porch, you'll be greeted by the inviting front living and dining room, which boasts an exposed brick wall. The home also has a charming, renovated kitchen with classic white cabinets, stone countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a walk-out to the quaint backyard.

16 Fallingbrook Wood

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Specs: 3+1 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, single-family home

Asking price: $3,499,900

Listing agents: Linda Chu and Julia WarrenSotheby’s International Realty Canada

Description: This modern masterpiece in ‘The Beach’ neighbourhood is surrounded by towering mature trees and has a pool to die for. The home has floor-to-ceiling windows and a large sliding glass door that brings a taste of the outdoors inside. The spacious home is complete with designer finishes and touches throughout, like Calacatta marble kitchen counters, a 60-foot wall of glass windows, a wood-burning fireplace, a 1,500 bottle wine room, a sauna, and a second-floor deck that overlooks the serene backyard.

24 Peel Avenue

open houses 24 Peel Avenue/Realtor.ca

Specs: 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, single-family home

Asking price:$799,800

Listing agents: Julianne Budd, RE/MAX Realty Services Inc.

Description: Located in downtown Brampton, this circa 1930s home is quaint and charming and boasts true craftsmanship throughout. The home has a spacious living room with high arched ceilings and hardwood floors, a formal dining room, and a back kitchen that overlooks the backyard. If you're looking for a home that offers plenty of space to raise a family under the $1 million mark, this might be it.

65 Kings Park Boulevard

open houses 65 Kings Park Boulevard

Specs: 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, semi-detached

Asking price: $1,149,000

Listing agent:Ralph Ciancio, RE/MAX Hallmark Ciancio Group Realty

Description: This renovated and charming semi-detached home is located in the heart of the Danforth and is just steps from TTC subway/bus stops, restaurants, parks, and schools. The cozy living room is complete with large windows and a beautiful fireplace, perfect to curl up beside on looming winter evenings. The bright and airy kitchen overlooks the dining room and has a walk-out to the deck. There's also a separate entrance to the finished basement that boasts a 3-piece bathroom and rec room, which has great rental potential.

44 Castle Frank Road

open houses 44 Castle Frank Road

Specs: 4+1 bedrooms, 3.5-bathrooms, semi-detached

Asking price: $2,795,000

Listing agents:Paul Maranger and Christian Vermast, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Description: Built in 1969, this mid-century modern is located in the heart of South Rosedale and boasts over 3,000 square feet of living space. Natural light cascades through the massive windows and skylights, while the dramatic open concept dining room with soaring 18′ ceilings is the perfect place to entertain family and friends. The spacious living room overlooks the ravine, while the lower level walks out to the charming garden.

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