Found on Bedford Road just north of Bloor Street, One Bedford is a 32-storey high-rise of pre-cast concrete, limestone, and glass with over 250 Toronto condos for sale and for rent. It’s a modern building designed after the urban styles of Chicago’s Michigan Avenue and Fifth Avenue in New York.
On the inside, suites range from one to three-bedrooms plus a few penthouse units, with a wide variety of layouts and styles, especially among the two-bedroom plans. Common features include eight to ten-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, granite countertops, built-in fridge and stove, and private balconies. The building amenities are designed to create a calm and comfortable residential experience, featuring a well-kept fitness facility and rooftop patio with views over-looking Varsity Stadium.
Residents will discover the Annex neighbourhood, a charming community stretching from Queen’s Park to Bathurst 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
Student friendly: Unlike many other downtown Toronto condos, One Bedford is known for having a high percentage of student renters, most of who study right next door at University of Toronto’s St. George campus. It’s a convenient, well-maintained building with suites to serve all lifestyles from bachelors to shared bedrooms.
TTC across the street: Not only does One Bedford have a Starbucks coffee shop on the ground floor and a Shoppers Drug Mart around the corner, but the building is also across the street from the St. George subway station, which connects to both Toronto transit lines for safe and smooth downtown travel.
Saltwater pool: One of the top amenities at One Bedford is the indoor saltwater swimming pool. With tiled columns, waterside lounge seating, and bright window walls, the soothing atmosphere is reminiscent of a Roman bath, an ideal place to enjoy complete relaxation.
With a comfortable home at 1 Bedford Road, you will be living in a charming 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 places to check out include the The Duke of York on Prince Arthur Avenue, Fresh on Bloor for vegetarian eats, and Insomnia near Bathurst for those who enjoy martinis.
For local groceries you can find Metro at Bloor and Robert Street, Whole Foods Market on Avenue Road, Bulk Barn at Bloor and Borden, and Fiesta Farms Inc. a short walk away on Christie Street.
For local green spaces, you can enjoy the grounds of University of Toronto’s St. George campus, as well as Queens Park to the east and Christie Pitts Park to the west. There are also a number of smaller parks scattered throughout the residential streets north of Bloor, perfect for days spent outdoors.
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.