Metropolitan Essex, found on Jarvis Street between Carlton and Gerrard, is a 17-storey tower with a classic white concrete and glass façade above a two-floor commercially leased podium. The building hosts over 120 Church Street Corridor condos for sale and for rent, with suite sizes ranging from one-bedroom to two-bedrooms plus den. On the inside you should expect bright floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood and tile flooring, enclave kitchens with modern appliances, some corner unit windows with stunning views of Allan Gardens, and an energetic list of building amenities.
Nestled in Toronto’s Church Street Corridor, a colourful city experience surrounds you from Church Street restaurants and clubs, Yonge-Dundas Square nightlife, the Eaton Centre, St. Michael’s Hospital, plus parks, school campuses, and Queen Street’s exciting music scene.
Most Notable Features
Steps to city life: Certainly worth noting, residents at Metropolitan Essex are less than a ten minute walk to Yonge-Dundas Square, through a vibrant neighbourhood full of restaurants, bars, clubs and cafes. If you want a full downtown living experience, this is one place you have to check out.
Time proven value: Unlike many other downtown Toronto condos, Metropolitan Essex has the ‘test of time’ seal. Built in 1991, the Essex has been offering quality homes for over 20 years. Residents can sleep easy knowing their home has time-proven value in the Toronto condo market.
Full swimming pool: Connected to Ramada Plaza Hotel, residents at Metropolitan Essex get to share some of the hotel amenities such as squash courts, fitness centre, sauna, and most notably the full indoor swimming pool. A wise way to stay fit and active during Toronto’s colder months, or simply splash around with friends and family.
Living at 296-298 Jarvis Street you are immersed in one of Toronto’s most lively neighbourhoods. Home to the annual LGBTQ Pride Parade, Church Street is a fun and friendly place, just a short walk or TTC hop from Yonge-Dundas Square, Massey Hall, Ed Mirvish Theatre, plus all the tech and fashion outlet shopping of the Eaton Centre. Not to mention the nightlife of Yonge Street and Queen Street’s many live music venues, cafés, bars and boutique shops. A few local gems to explore include Marquis of Granby on Church Street for friendly staffed grub-pub with karaoke, Sushi Shop on Carlton Street, and Peartree Restaurant on Parliament Street for a cozy European style café and brunch spot.
For local grocery stores you can find Daily Fresh Supermarket on Church Street near Shuter, as well as Metro 24-hours on Gould Street and Loblaws at Maple Leaf Gardens on Carlton Street.
For a breath of fresh air, Metropolitan Essex is right across the street from Allan Gardens, as well as within walking distance to Ryerson Community Park and Moss Park.
The Church Street Corridor has a 98 Walk Score, with nearby bicycle-friendly streets like College and Richmond. If you want to zip around the city, the Queen Street streetcar can connect you easily to east and west destinations, plus the Yonge-University subway line is within walking distance. For car-owners, the area is easily navigable with access to the Gardiner Expressway via Jarvis Street and the Don Valley Parkway via Davies Street off of Queen Street East.
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