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 spacious home, 4+1 bedroom home with an elegant circular staircase in Mount Pleasant West, a charming, 3-bedroom home perfect for a family in Norseman Heights Park, and a 1-bedroom condo in Liberty Village with sunny south-west facing views.

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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 Sherwood Avenue

online open houses 30 Sherwood Avenue/Realtor.ca

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

Asking price: $2,598,000

Listing agents: Richard Silver and Jim Burtnick, Sotheby's International Realty Canada

Description: Located in Mount Pleasant West, this spacious home is easy on the eyes and boasts a quality design throughout and an enviable outdoor living space. The home is flooded with natural light thanks to the large windows and multiple walk-outs, where you can take in the views of the neighbourhood, backyard, and garden. Other highlights include the elegant circular staircase, custom millwork throughout, stainless steel appliances, a built-in SONOS speaker system, heated floors, and multiple fireplaces, to name a few.

36 Coney Road

online open houses 36 Coney Road/Realtor.ca

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

Asking price: $1,249,900

Listing agent: Orysia Sozanski, RE/MAX Professionals Inc. Brokerage

Description: This charming, 3-bedroom home in Norseman Heights Park is perfect for a family, as it offers ample space to live, work, and play. The updated home has a large basement with its own kitchen, bathroom, and entry, offering rental income potential. The fenced-in home has a spacious yard and is in close proximity to schools, restaurants, and shops.

#1016 -38 Joe Shuster Way

online open houses #1016 - 38 Joe Shuster Way/Realtor.ca

Specs: 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom, condo

Asking price: $529,000

Listing agents: David Elfassy and Sean Millar, Sutton Group-Admiral Realty Inc.

Description: This Liberty Village condo is a great opportunity for a first-time homebuyer that's looking to enter Toronto's condo market. The floorplan includes a large bedroom, an open-concept living, dining, and kitchen, which has upgraded appliances. There's also laundry in the ensuite, a mirrored closet, and a sunny south-west facing balcony, where the owner can take in the vast city skyline views. The unit also comes with a parking spot and a storage locker.

#2304 -10 Martha Eaton Way

online open houses #2304 -10 Martha Eaton Way/Realtor.ca

Specs: 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, condo

Asking price: $469,000

Listing agents: David Elfassy and Sean Millar, Sutton Group-Admiral Realty Inc.

Description: It's hard to believe this 1,040-sq.ft, 3-bedroom condo has a price tag of under $500,000, but it does, and we're sure this listing won't be available for long. The generously proportioned floor-plan flows effortlessly from room to room and includes a modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, 2-bathrooms, a concealed laundry room with built-in cabinets, lots of storage space, a parking spot, and a private, covered balcony.

29 Paton Road

online open houses 29 Paton Road/Realtor.ca

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

Asking price: $1,085,800

Listing agents: Nelson Antonio Campos and Eva Bruzda, Sutton Group Realty

Description: Located in Toronto's Bloordale neighbourhood, this home features exposed brick throughout, an open-concept layout, a partially finished basement, a walk-out deck, and a fenced-in backyard. While the home needs some TLC, it presents a great opportunity for a buyer to renovate and create their dream home.

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