With open houses still temporarily prohibited in Ontario to prevent the spread of COVID-19, 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 past year over the course of the pandemic. And while the real estate industry is considered essential, the traditional ways of doing business --- including open houses -- are no longer feasible… at least until the provincial government allows them to resume.

As a result, many brokerages have pivoted and utilized digital tools to host 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 an online preview of five new listings in Toronto happening this weekend that you can tour from the comfort of your own home.

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These listings include a spacious family-friendly home with incredible front and back yards in Alderwood, a fully renovated designer home with 3+1 bedrooms in Woodbine-Lumsden, and a custom-built family home in Yorkdale-Glen Park.

For all of the chosen properties, there are multiple available live stream dates posted on the listing page that you can add directly to your calendar. Just click on the listing, and you’ll see a ‘live’ button just above the price, click that, and it will shoot you down to a YouTube link where you’ll find the stream.

Keep in mind that more online open houses are taking place this weekend; you can find the complete list here.

26 Edgeware Drive

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Specs: 3+2 bedrooms, 2-bathroom, single-family home

Asking price: $1,650,000

Listing agent: Anne Marie Lorusso, Freeman Real Estate Ltd.

Description: If ample indoor and outdoor space is what you're after, don't sleep on this spacious family-friendly home in Alderwood. The home features a new eat-in kitchen with a built-in banquette and pantry, new bathrooms, and a side entry to the finished basement suite. Outside of the home, highlights include spacious fenced-in front and back yards, and a beautiful pergola with seating and a BBQ area.

54 King Edward Avenue

online open houses54 King Edward Avenue/Realtor.ca

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

Asking price: $1,650,000

Listing agent:Marco Chiappetta, Sotheby's International Realty Canada

Description: While this home might be little, it sure is mighty, with no detail going overlooked. Located in Woodbine-Lumsden, one of Toronto's most sought-after neighbourhoods, this fully renovated designer home features 3+1 bedrooms, 4-baths, and luxe finishes throughout. We're talking naturally finished hardwood floors, a gorgeous gourmet kitchen with quartz countertops and a built-in live-edge butcher's block, custom cabinetry, a glass-walled staircase, and much more. The home also features an incredible professionally landscaped, private backyard oasis.

#826 - 816 Landsdowne Avenue

online open houses #826 - 816 Lansdowne Avenue/Realtor.ca

Specs: 1-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, condo

Asking price: $569,000

Listing agent: Kevin Yu, Royal LePage

Description: Located at the corner of Lansdowne and Dupont, this 1-bed, 1-bath condo is bright and airy thanks to the balcony and ample windows. While the unit itself is a charmer, the building boasts great amenities including a gym and yoga space, while daily amenities are steps away, including groceries, coffee shops, bars and restaurants, while Earlscour Park, which has an off-leash dog area, is nearby.

207 Glen Park Avenue

online open houses207 Glen Park Avenue/Realtor.ca

Specs: 4+2 bedrooms, 6-bathrooms, single-family

Asking price: $2,450,000

Listing agent: Marco Chiappetta, Sotheby's International Realty Canada

Description: Located in Yorkdale-Glen Park, this custom-built family home features quality craftsmanship throughout, including soaring 10-foot and coffered ceilings and oak hardwood and limestone flooring. Other notable highlights include the custom wall unit in the family room and the custom walk-in closet and spa-like 6-piece ensuite in the principal bedroom that also has a private balcony. There's also an in-law suite with a walk-up to the beautifully landscaped backyard.

63 Metcalfe Street

online open houses63 Metcalfe Street/Realtor.ca

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

Asking price: $2,199,000

Listing agents: Kim Ezeard and Richard Silver, Sotheby's International Realty Canada

Description: If you've been dreaming of calling Cabbagetown home, this charming row house has just hit the market. This 4-bedroom home would be perfect for a young family and features a large rooftop sun deck and a fully fenced-in backyard oasis for the kids. Highlights of the home include 3 gas fireplaces, high ceilings, a custom eat-in kitchen, and spa-like bathrooms.