Toronto's waterfront spans 46 kilometres, from Etobicoke Creek in the west to the Rouge River in the east which includes some of Toronto's most attractive locations such as; Distillery District, St. Lawrence, The Esplanade, Harbourfront, the King Street theatre district, the Draper Street heritage district, the Air Canada Centre, the Rogers Centre and CN Tower, Queen and John, the club district and the Toronto Islands. Many of the houses that exist in these locations are remnants from before, as there is very little space for detached properties. However, throughout the years condos have been springing up steadily along the waterfront.
The City Place series remains the biggest condo project along the waterfront. Smaller-scale projects are overlooked as talks about ambitious overhauls dominate. In fact ever since Simcoe died in 1806 the waterfront is in a bit of a limbo. Smaller scale attempts include the umbrella-dotted beaches in HTO Park and the Jarvis Slip and bigger projects include; The East Bayfront project which will introduce a mixed-use community between Jarvis and Parliament along with a park, boardwalks, a George Brown campus and an environmentally friendly condo, there is also the Wet Don Lands project which is planned riverside community stretching near the Don River covering 32 hectares. Lastly, there is the 400 hectares which make up the Port Lands that needs to be dealt with as soon as the city hall and planners figure out the best ratio between park and residential space.
There are many things to do on the waterfront, but what makes it stand out among the other communities are the Toronto beaches, lakeside patios, and boat cruises. They are just along the coast, with a variety to choose from, from the humble Sugar Beach to the busy Woodbine Beach, just make sure to check the water quality before jumping in. There are many Toronto lakeside patios some of which have a direct view on the lake include; Against the Grain Urban Tavern, Amsterdam BrewHouse, Bluffer's Restaurant, and the Cabana Pool Bar. The lake is even lovelier to view from atop the deck of one of city's many cruise ships, book your boat trip and enjoy gourmet meals and amazing views.
According to the July TREB report the average sales price for all homes stands at $499,969, the average price for detached homes is $1,062,791, the average price for semi-detached houses is $860,938, condominium townhouse are priced at an average price of $720,958 and condominium apartments can be bought for the average price of $459,729.