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 a sprawling 2,500 sq.ft condo with incredible views of the Toronto skyline, a bright and open condo in The Junction Triangle for under $500K, and a beautiful 3-bedroom Victorian home located between Little Italy and Kensington Market.

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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.

#902 -159 Frederick Street

online open houses #902 - 159 Frederick Street/Realtor.ca

Specs: 2+1 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, single-family home

Asking price: $2,188,800

Listing agent: Mark Arnstein, RE/MAX Hallmark Realty

Description: This "house in the sky" boasts over 2,500 sq.ft of living space, 2-bedrooms, and a den. Located in a boutique building with just 16 units, the entire residence was completely renovated, with no expense spared. Complete with an enviable Scavalini kitchen with Gaggenau stainless steel appliances, a built-in espresso machine, wall oven, stone counters, and a breakfast bar. There's also two wood-burning fireplaces, and a private balcony with a BBQ.

681 Jane Street

W5083392 1 681 Jane Street/Realtor.ca

Specs: 4+2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, single-family home

Asking price: $749,900

Listing agent: Jasbir Parmar, Royal LePage

Description: A great opportunity for first-time homeowners, investors, or for someone looking for a new renovation project, this 4+2 bedroom detached home is listed for $749,900. All three floors feature separate entrances and full bathrooms. As per the listing, the seller was collecting $2,000 in rent from the three rooms on the second floor and $1,100 from the basement tenants. The home is also steps from the TTC and walking distance to The Junction, Stockyards, and St Clair West.

#916 -1420 Dupont Street

Online open houses #916 -1420 Dupont Street/Realtor.ca

Specs: 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom, condo

Asking price: $479,000

Listing agent: Kevin Yu, Royal LePage

Description: It's hard to believe that you would ever see a spacious, 1-bedroom condo with views of the CN Tower listed for under $500K, but here we are. Located in The Junction Triangle, this bright and open unit features stainless steel appliances, a stacked washer/dryer, hardwood floors, and a balcony boasting skyline views. Plus, it's located in a prime location with an abundance of great restaurants, shops, and parks.

22 Lippincott Street

victorian home 22 Lippincott Street

Specs: 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, single-family freehold

Asking price: $1,499,000

Listing agent: Martin Markle, Freeman Real Estate Ltd.

Description: Inside this beautiful Victorian, which sits between Little Italy and Kensington Market, this 3-storey home has plenty of old-world charm mixed with modern finishes: exposed brick walls, stain glass windows, hardwood floors, base mouldings, luxe light fixtures, a gas fireplace, and ceiling medallions.

#2301 -224 King Street West

online 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.

16 Fallingbrook Wood

E4989381 2 16 Fallingbook 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.

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