Welcome back to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can buy or rent for a set dollar amount in various Toronto neighbourhoods. Is one man's studio another man's townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: an even $1,000,000.
1. ↑ North York: This bungalow may be the best house on the market right now. Look at the awesomeness: the brickwork arches in the front, framing the fat little cherub in the fountain; the kitchen with the brick archway, crazy 60s hacienda-style cabinets, rustic beams on the ceiling, and a zigzaggy tile floor; the bathroom with its huge rococo gold mirror and ceramic tile right up onto the ceiling. The basement's even wood-panelled, just as it should be. In short, this place is perfect.
2. ↑ Willowdale: On the other hand, this diminutive bungalow hardly looks like a million-dollar home. It's only got two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and even though it's been updated in the recent past its real worth is its location. That's probably why the purchase price includes plans that were already drawn up for a five-bedroom, five-bath house that could be built on the spot.
3. ↑ Bayview Village: This 2,000 sq. ft. condo on the 28th floor of a spiky Art-Deco-style building near Bayview and Sheppard avenues comes with a fantastic wraparound terrace. The suite also has two bedrooms, three bathrooms, a den and a sunroom.
4. ↑ Mimico: Here's a waterfront penthouse in Mimico with amazing city views from the wraparound terrace. The condo has 1,655 sq. ft., with three bedrooms and three bathrooms; the two main bedrooms both have ensuites. There are built-in appliances and granite counters in the kitchen. The unit comes with two garage parking spots, and the building has a swimming pool, a lap pool, and a full gym.