Located across from the Royal Ontario Museum on Bloor Street West, Museum House was one of the first buildings in the new residential revitalization of Toronto’s Museum District.
Standing at 18-storeys of blended limestone, metal and glass, Museum House offers 27 boutique Annex condos for sale and for rent, most of which are two-bedroom suites, while some three-bedroom units are available plus an exclusive 4-bedroom, full-floor penthouse. In keeping with the boutique urban vibe of the building, the suites feature a whole range of finishes such as 10-foot ceilings, bright floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood and natural stone flooring, plus fully modern kitchens, spa-inspired bathrooms, and grand stone terraces with striking views of downtown Toronto. The building amenities act as a sophisticated extension of the concierge, with exclusive services from 24-hour valet and private chauffer to at-home pet sitting and pampering.
Living on Bloor Street West near the ROM, residents will be nestled the Annex neighbourhood, a charming community stretching from Queen’s Park to Christie Street along Bloor. The street is lined with boutique shops, quaint cafes, cozy restaurants, and trendy bars and venues, not to mention home to University of Toronto’s St. George campus, the Royal Ontario Museum, and Bloor Hot Docs Cinema.
Most Notable Features
Spacious floor plans: As a high-end boutique residence, Museum House certainly delivers on the notion of space and privacy. With suites enjoying either full or half-floor layouts, you’re looking at roughly 1,600 square-feet for the building’s smallest unit and upwards to over 5,000 square-feet.
Private elevators: Following on the notion of boutique privacy, each unit has it’s own exclusive, individual access elevator. Unlike most other downtown Toronto condos, Museum House gives residents the gift of time, never waiting to go out or come home. Now that’s a perk worth paying for.
Cultured neighbourhood: Right across the street from the ROM, the discerning homeowner will enjoy the cultured vibe of both Toronto’s Museum District and nearby University of Toronto. There is even a neighbouring restaurant, Museum Tavern, that mixes cultured vibes with comfort foods.
With a boutique home at 206 Bloor Street West, residents will live in a classic neighbourhood known as the Annex. It’s a lively and youthful urban centre that combines cultural attractions like the ROM, The Royal Conservatory of Music, Hot Docs Cinema, and Lee’s Palace with the campus vibe of University of Toronto, plus a quaint residential feel and an endless array of quaint cafes, cozy restaurants, and fun bars. With TTC routes along Bloor Street and Spadina Avenue, you are easily connected to the rest of the city, whether for Yorkville’s boutique shopping, Bay Street’s Financial District, or King Street’s Fashion and Entertainment Districts. A few local gems worth visiting include your neighbouring Over Easy for a classic breakfast, Fieramosca Trattoria on Prince Arthur Avenue for an intimate Southern Italian dining experience, and Sushi Couture for a stylist Japanese restaurant.
For local groceries and other household items pop over to Metro at Bloor and Robert Street, Whole Foods Market on Avenue Road, and Bulk Barn at Bloor and Borden. There are also a lot of smaller fruit and vegetable markets dotted throughout the area.
If you ever decide to leave your spacious home at Museum House, you may want to take a walk through the grounds of University of Toronto’s St. George campus, as well as Queen’s Park to the east and Christie Pitts Park to the west.
The Annex neighbourhood has a 100 Walk Score, with convenient bicycle-lanes on Wellesley Street and College Street. If you want to travel fast, there are three main subway stations along Bloor Street for smooth sailing east and west, plus connection to the Yonge line at St. George Station. For car-owners, the area is navigable along Bloor Street and Spadina Avenue giving you access to the Gardiner Expressway to the south, Highway 401 to the north, and the Don Valley Parkway to the east.
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