THE PRINCE ARTHUR: 38 PRINCE ARTHUR AVENUE TORONTO M5RLocation: north side of Prince Arthur Avenue, just west of Avenue Road [map]
Remembering Yorkville from the seventies, it is such a shock to see that many of the quaint Victorian homes and select shops have been torn down and replaced with mighty, expensive and luxurious condominium buildings...the results of the price of progress, the price of our low dollar and the sale of many of these suites to foreign investors.
A far earlier build is 38 Avenue Rd: The Prince Arthur. Located across from and at the junction of Yorkville and Avenue Rd. Its arched entry, north of the Park Plaza, has become a landmark. There are highly luxurious stores like Marlowe gracing the archway. A little bit further north you will find the offices of the finest cosmetic surgeons of Toronto,Dr. Sandy Pritchard and Spa Medica.
Across from 38 Avenue Rd, are the New Residences of Yorkville Plaza, once the Four Seasons Hotel, and a little bit further north, Wholefoods which has really great ready made dishes, a catering department, and a wide array of organic pre-packaged food and fresh produce.
From the minute you drive into the secluded court yard you will feel cossetted, looked after, and that you are special. Your (or your guest’s!) car will be valet parked, washed if you wish and you will be greeted by the politest of doormen who, if you have a larger unit, will lead you to your very own private elevator.
The building itself:
Built by Minto in 1999, The Prince Arthur consists of a 24 storey tower and a more intimate 6 storey Courtyard building, each with its own separate corporation number:
The Tower: Condo Corporation: MTCC/1276
The Courtyard: Condo Corporation MTCC/1275
Every suite boasts its own climate controlled heating and cooling, a minimum of 9ft ceilings, and all have at least one parking spot and one locker. They range in size from 755 sq. ft. for a modest one bedroom, to over 4,000 sq.ft. for an astounding penthouse.
There is a one pet policy per owner in The Tower and your furry friend cannot exceed 20lbs. The courtyard is more lenient, you can have two pets and they can be any size you wish.
The amenities include:
- A 24 hour concierge
- valet parking
- car wash
- visitor parking
- Two party rooms
- Exercise room
- Sun Terrace
- Games Room for cards and billiards
Currently Available For sale:
South facing 1,210 sq ft. 1 bedroom +den, 2 baths, parking , locker $1,100,000, no balcony
North East facing: 2,455 sq ft 2 bedrooms, 3 baths, breakfast room, parking, locker : $2, 395,000, balcony
North East facing: 3,565 sq. ft. 3 bedrooms, 5 baths, den, sunroom, study, 2 parking, locker: $3,568,000, balcony.
South East facing PentHouse: 4,255 sq.ft. 3 bedrooms, 5 baths, library, breakfast room, 2 parking, locker $4,995,000. Terrace.
South West facing: 4025 sq.ft. 3 bedrooms, 5 baths, library, 2 parking, $19,500 per month.