Central Condos: 5 Properties in the Heart of the City

Which do you prefer, privacy or intimacy? The quiet stillness of an open-air balcony with views, or the rush of the city streets? Proximity to the very best dining, shopping, and culture a city has to offer, or plenty of space? With Canada’s top luxury condos, you don’t have to choose. Suspended above the hustle and bustle of the everyday, these five stunning homes offer a respite from—and access to—every convenience of urban living.


Elevated Living in Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia

Wake up to water views at this renovated corner unit in downtown Vancouver’s high-end Yaletown neighbourhood. The Crestmark II building is set on a quiet pedestrian path on False Creek, an unbeatable location that is central as well as being tranquil. The best of everything awaits: a spa bathroom with heated Italian marble tiling and Italian vanities, a kitchen with custom silver back painted glass backsplash and Miele appliances, an in-building gym and pool, and more. Located steps away from Yaletown’s fine dining, shopping, parks, and rapid transit, and a less than 10-minute drive from nearly anywhere in the downtown core, this is central urban living at its finest.


Polished Glamour in Rosedale, Toronto, Ontario

Balance the convenience of downtown Toronto living with the charm of a close-knit enclave at this modern condo by Mizrahi Developments. Tucked among the charming gourmet shops, art galleries, and tree-lined streets of Toronto’s refined Rosedale neighbourhood, this property offers a pleasant alternative to the breakneck rush of Yonge and Dundas—but is still just a 10-minute drive from the Art Gallery of Ontario or David Chang’s Noodle Bar, and a five-minute walk to nearby Ramsden Park. Ten-foot ceilings, 24/7 concierge and valet services, and stunning neutral décor throughout make this listing an incredible investment or a perfect place to call home.


Churchill Estates Penthouse, Calgary, Alberta

The entire 11th floor is yours at this penthouse suite in Calgary’s Eau Claire neighbourhood, where your 360-degree views encompass the Bow River, the iconic Peace Bridge, and the bustle of downtown Calgary. Entertain in style with 3,400 square feet of living space, dine al fresco on one of the three outdoor living areas, and relax and recharge in the master suite with private balcony and spa ensuite. Walk to Shakespeare by the Bow, the Calgary Folk Music Festival, and the Bow River pathway system. The Beltline, 17th Avenue, and Mission are all less than 10 minutes away by car.


Modern Timelessness in Montréal, Québec

Floating above the mid-rise towers of Montréal’s charismatic Old Port and the Central Business District, this 5,630-square-foot, 35th-floor full-service luxury condo has a walk score of 100—you are truly in the heart of everything. Floor-to-ceiling windows throughout provide a backdrop to your vibrant lifestyle, with 360-degree views including Mont-Royal, the St. Lawrence River, and Habitat 67. The best of the city is at your doorstep: dine at Toqué! or XO Le Restaurant (both less than five minutes away on foot), peruse haute boutiques on St. Catherine’s Street, or spend a day appreciating the works of Edward Burtynsky, Paul-Émile Borduas, and many more at the Musée d’art contemporain. If you’d rather not leave home, that’s understandable, too—the outdoor pool and 1,183 square feet of private terrace and balcony are certainly a draw.


Designer Living at the Florian, Downtown Toronto, Ontario

Welcome to the Florian. Nestled between the high-end neighbourhoods of Yorkville and Rosedale, this centrally-located Toronto condo was crafted by award-winning builder Diamante. With a salt-water pool, party room, guest suite, wine cellar, roof terrace, and more, this home was made for entertaining. Walk to fine dining at Chabrol Restaurant, Planta, or Café Boulud in five minutes or less. An additional five minutes takes you to the vast selection of designer shops on Bloor Street West.

Canada’s urban centres boast an incredible mix of world-class dining, shopping, art offerings, and recreation. And of course, the best way to experience it all is to live in the heart of the city. Whether you’re looking for a condo in Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal, or Calgary, there is a central property to suit your tastes.