Wonder | 32m | 8s | Graywood | Diamond Schmitt

riley

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Yea, plenty of condos have bedrooms without windows.

There are some 3 bedroom plus den units. They're OK. Just seems like a bit much when you're cramming in all those rooms in under 1000 sqft. You end up having a lot of walls and tiny/cramped rooms. Kudos to them though for at least trying.

As has been pointed out, many units look into the courtyard which means no privacy, not much light. A lot of strikes against it IMO. Just speaking as a prospective purchaser as I was interested in buying. Just couldn't bring myself to buy with so many negatives.

Also, how do people even buy with
a) no info on finishes. All you get is a rendering of part of the kitchen and that is it. Who agrees to put half a million, 3/4 of a million with barely any info?
It looks like they're holding back most of the non-courtyard units until the next round, when they will inevitable raise the prices. I was also interested in maybe buying one as I do like that area, and I was shown a 3 bedroom unit that was almost 1300 sq ft with decent sized rooms and two terraces with a city view. Actually thought it was a great unit, but not sure it would be the right thing. I agree there is very little information on finishes.
 

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They don't even mention the ceiling heights nor the unique loft features. I had to specifically ask about it.

With condos, you expect walls painted white but with lofts, there could be a wide array of features, from the exposed brick walls to the exposed ceilings and ventilation ducts. Nada mentioned.

It looks like they're holding back most of the non-courtyard units until the next round, when they will inevitable raise the prices. I was also interested in maybe buying one as I do like that area, and I was shown a 3 bedroom unit that was almost 1300 sq ft with decent sized rooms and two terraces with a city view. Actually thought it was a great unit, but not sure it would be the right thing. I agree there is very little information on finishes.
 

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They don't even mention the ceiling heights nor the unique loft features. I had to specifically ask about it.

With condos, you expect walls painted white but with lofts, there could be a wide array of features, from the exposed brick walls to the exposed ceilings and ventilation ducts. Nada mentioned.
Wouldn't that be a key selling feature you would want to mention? They're probably still making decisions as we speak.
 

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It looks like they're holding back most of the non-courtyard units until the next round, when they will inevitable raise the prices. I was also interested in maybe buying one as I do like that area, and I was shown a 3 bedroom unit that was almost 1300 sq ft with decent sized rooms and two terraces with a city view. Actually thought it was a great unit, but not sure it would be the right thing. I agree there is very little information on finishes.
Yup. There must be more, larger terrace suites. Plus there's still the townhouses and other units left to come out.
 

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Yup. There must be more, larger terrace suites. Plus there's still the townhouses and other units left to come out.
I went to the site on the weekend and I bought one. Not sure if I’m going to keep it, but I really like it. I have an appointment to see the new Bjarke Ingels condo at King and Brant this week which looks amazing, but the price point there is $1400+ psf. I paid under $1000 psf at Wonder. I also looked at a new condo in Parkdale and it was priced at $1000 psf and I’d rather live in Leslieville than Parkdale.
 

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I went to the site on the weekend and I bought one. Not sure if I’m going to keep it, but I really like it. I have an appointment to see the new Bjarke Ingels condo at King and Brant this week which looks amazing, but the price point there is $1400+ psf. I paid under $1000 psf at Wonder. I also looked at a new condo in Parkdale and it was priced at $1000 psf and I’d rather live in Leslieville than Parkdale.
Yea, $1000psf in parkdale is ridiculous. I think you will be happy with Wonder. I just couldn't find a unit I liked at the price I was willing to pay, but a nice project, nice location and reputable builder.

Bjarke is completely different vibe, and I'd rather live in Leslieville than King/Portland. But that's just me. Think even if you purchased as an investment, Leslieville is going to get even better.
 

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Yea, $1000psf in parkdale is ridiculous. I think you will be happy with Wonder. I just couldn't find a unit I liked at the price I was willing to pay, but a nice project, nice location and reputable builder.

Bjarke is completely different vibe, and I'd rather live in Leslieville than King/Portland. But that's just me. Think even if you purchased as an investment, Leslieville is going to get even better.
Thanks! I think so. The unit I got was almost 1300 sq ft, so the size i wanted at a price that didn’t seem ridiculous. And large outdoor space with a view of the city. I’m pretty happy with it. And I actually do spend time in the area. I think the developments planned for Leslieville including transit will really help values if they go forward.
 

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Is that work related to the condo project or the downtown relief line which I think will be running partially under the building site?
 

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