With open houses still temporarily prohibited in Ontario 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 an online open house of eight listings in Toronto you can tour from the comfort of your own home.

These listings include an open-concept unit with space for a home office in Mimico, a charming 2-storey detached home that's perfect for a family, and a sleek corner suite in the heart of King West.

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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.

30 Shore Breeze Drive Unit# 1915

online open houses 30 Shore Breeze Drive Unit# 1915/Realtor.ca

Specs: 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom, condo

Asking price: $525,000

Listing agents: Kristin Cripps and Tyler Marriott, Cripps Realty Brokerage

Description: This open-concept unit features floor-to-ceiling windows that offer incredible views of Lake Ontario and the CN Tower. Complete with modern finishes throughout, the condo has a modern kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, two sliding glass doors that step out to the oversized balcony, and a small nook which is the perfect spot to set up a home office.

#1306 -1420 Dupont Street

online open housses #1306 -1420 Dupont Street

Specs: 1+1 bedrooms, 1-bathroom, condo

Asking price: $495,000

Listing agents: Nelson Antonio Campos, Sutton Group Realty

Description: Located in The Junction, this 1-bedroom plus den condo boasts expansive south, east, and west views. Complete with a spacious layout, the unit has a large separate room that could be transformed into a den or even a nursery for a young couple. There's also a grocery store and a Shoppers Drug Mart located at the base of the building, making shopping for essentials a breeze.

104 Marlow Avenue

E5082985 1 104 Marlow Avenue/Realtor.ca

Specs: 2-bedrooms, 1-bathroom, single-family home

Asking price: $799,900

Listing agents: Gary Tait, RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd.

Description: This 2-storey detached home is bright and inviting and has been fully renovated. The home boasts a new chef's kitchen with a gas range and stainless steel appliances and a walk-out to a private rear yard complete with a wood deck. There's also a charming front porch that would serve as the perfect spot to relax and unwind or watch your children as they play out front. The basement features a separate entrance, workshop, and laundry area.

22B Corinth Gardens

online open houses 22B Corinth Gardens/Realtor.ca

Specs: 4-bedrooms, 5-bathroom, single-family home

Asking price: $1,799,000

Listing agents: Edward Abdou, Harvey Kales Real Estate Ltd.

Description: Located in Mount Pleasant East on a private cul-de-sac, this 3-storey home is an absolute beauty that boasts sleek and stylish finishes throughout. With over 2,000 sq. ft. of renovated living space, 9'foot ceilings, new hardwood floors, and a gourmet kitchen, we can't see this impressive listing staying on the market for long. Other highlights include a walkout to a private backyard and an enviable master suite that's complete with a 5-piece ensuite, custom millwork built-ins, his and hers closets, a private balcony, and an office.

46 Dromore Crescent

C4990331 3 46 Dromore Crescent/Realtor.ca

Specs: 5+ 3 bedrooms, 5-bathroom, single-family home

Asking price: $1,385,000

Listing agents: Manuel Jaramillo, Sutton Group Realty

Description: Located on a large 64x125 foot lot, this listing is described as a great opportunity "to build your dream home" as the home can be knocked down so the purchaser can rebuild. Currently, the home is occupied by various tenants, which can be vacated if the purchaser chooses to do so, otherwise it could serve as a great source of income.

16 Fallingbrook Wood

online open houses 16 Fallingbrook Wood/Realtor.ca

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.

#2301 -224 King Street West

open houses #2301 -224 King Street West/Realtor.ca

Specs: 1+1 bedrooms, 1-bathroom, condo

Asking price: $770,000

Listing agent: Meta Vodopivc, Cityscape Realestate

Description: You’ll be living in the heart of King West in this sleek corner suite that boasts enviable panoramic views. The open-concept layout features 625-sq.ft of living space, 9-ft ceilings, and a balcony with a gas hookup for a BBQ. Other notable features include exposed concrete ceilings, new hardwood floors throughout, and a modern kitchen with top of the line stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops.

#609 – 8 Wellesley Street East

open houses #609 -8 Wellesley Street East/ Realtor.ca

Specs: 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom, condo

Asking price: $598,000

Listing agent: Jordan Pal, Kroll Real Estate Ltd.

Description: Located in The Village and Church and Yonge, this bright and open condo is loaded with great features like an open-concept layout, high ceilings, a modern chef’s kitchen with new stainless steel appliances, sleek hardwood and marble floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, a gas fireplace, and a renovated bathroom with a soaker tub. So yeah, you could say this unit checks all the boxes.