The mood in Toronto’s east end is buzzing with excitement, as demand for new condominiums is driving sales. The areas east of the Don River, such as Leslieville, Riverside, Corktown, Riverdale and Greektown, are considered among the city’s most trendy neighbourhoods. Resale homes are going quickly, and we are even hearing of some bidding wars. Price is part of the appeal, as east-end prices haven’t skyrocketed the way some other sections of Toronto have. Certainly, the revitalization of the Distillery District has been a catalyst for this popularity.

Leslieville is a vibrant emerging area, where condominium developers such as Streetcar are building enticing residences. Riverside Square, for example, is located at 79 East Roadway and offers the convenience of retail spaces on the ground level fronting Queen Street.

Now under construction, 21-storey East United Toronto Condos is located in Old Toronto at 95 Berkeley at King – an address with a near-perfect Walk Score for walkers and bicyclists. Developed by SigNature Communities, Berkshire Axis Development and Andiel Homes, this stylish condo will inject new architectural life into the area. Designed by Giannone Petricone Associates, the exterior encompasses the red-brick Christie, Brown & Co. stables building constructed in 1906.

The Gupta Group is offering SkyWatch Condos, the second phase at The Rosedale on Bloor, at 387 through 403 Bloor Street East, east of Yonge and just west of Sherbourne. What an opportunity to live atop Canada’s first 4-Star Canopy by Hilton Hotel in this desirable area!

Monde Condominiums is Great Gulf’s highly successful waterfront residence at Sherbourne and Queen’s Quay East, directly beside the incredible and beautifully landscaped Sherbourne Common Park. What an amazing amenity to have in your backyard! And as waterfront land available for development dwindles, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

And of course, the Canary District community continues to thrive adjacent to Toronto’s 18-acre Corktown Commons Park, which features a playground, amphitheatre, splash pad, pavilion and hundreds of trees. Dundee Kilmer has focused on offering an exceptional quality of life in this community known for being the site of last summer’s Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Athletes Village. The neighbourhood’s overall theme is wellness. It incorporates a YMCA and retail venues geared to active residents.

These are just a handful of the condominium opportunities you will find in the east end of Toronto. Happy shopping!