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Ranging from 1,009 to 1,684 square feet, the two- and three-bedroom towns at 55C feature private landscaped outdoor spaces with gas lines; 10- and nine-foot ceilings on their first and second floors, respectively; full-size Panasonic appliances with induction cooktops; kitchen islands; and built-in benches and tables. All units offer 2.5 bathrooms, including ensuites with separate showers and tubs.
“With the pandemic, there’s all this discussion about people wanting outdoor space and room for home offices,” Switzer says, “so the timing of releasing these townhouses is really working in our favour.”
The Towns at 55C start at $1.3 million. For more information, visit www.55charlesresidences.com.
Next door, at O.NOIR Toronto, Canada’s second dine-in-the-dark restaurant, blind servers bring meals to guests in complete darkness. 620 Church St.
The nearby historic Allan Gardens Conservatory features five domed greenhouses, including a balmy Tropical House full of orchids, begonias and gesneriads, and a Palm House where banana trees, bamboo groves and a lush screw pine rise over winding pathways. 160 Gerrard St. E.
In walking distance, the Royal Ontario Museum houses more than six million items in 40 galleries, with world-class collections showcasing dinosaurs along with Near Eastern, African and East Asian art, and European and Canadian history. 100 Queens Park