168 Simcoe St Unit 1013 – 2 Beds, 2 Baths + Den – For Lease

Overview: 168 Simcoe St Unit 1013 (Qwest Condos) is a spacious 1300 sq. ft. family unit with 2-beds, 2-baths, an eat-in kitchen, and a convertible den. Upscale amenities + exciting Queen West location.

13-storey Qwest Condos, a white building with blue windows, from across the street.

Qwest is a mid-rise condo in the high-energy neighbourhood of Queen Street West.

Building Name: Qwest Condos

Address: 168 Simcoe St – Unit 1013, Toronto, ON M5H 4C9

Neighbourhood: Queen Street West

Developer: Tridel

Property Manager: Crossbridge

Year Built: 2000

Storeys: 13

Units: 207

Parking: Underground (1 space)

Locker: N/A

Size: 1300 sq. ft.

Rooms: 2 beds, 2 baths + den

Leased: $3,450 per month

Agent: Wins Lai, Living Realty Inc., Brokerage

Qwest Condos – Building Details

168 Simcoe St's rooftop deck with chaise lounges, shrubbery and view of downtown Toronto.

Qwest’s rooftop deck combines lush greenery with epic scenery.

Qwest is a mid-rise condo at the intersection of University and Richmond in Toronto’s trendy Queen West neighbourhood.

The condo features a facade of smooth white brick and pre-cast concrete with tinted blue windows.

Its three-tiered design rises 13-storeys and is topped with trees that can be seen from the streets.

Inside, the condo is outfitted with a range of opulent amenities, while outside the best of Queen Street West awaits, including retail, restaurants, bars, cafes, culture and entertainment.

168 Simcoe St Unit 1013 – The Space

168 Simcoe Unit 1013 living room with stylish lighting and furniture.

Unit 1013 has the look and feel of a house, with details such as crown moulding and French doors.

Its 1300 sq. ft. interior includes 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, an eat-in kitchen, and a den that can be repurposed as a third bedroom, making it perfect for families.

168 Simcoe foyer with new laminate floors and framed photos on walls.

The foyer shows off the condo’s massive size, classy lighting and brand-new laminate floors.

The unit also contains a spacious living and dining area.

Large living room with sectional, stylish lighting and TV with stand.

Unlike the tiny living rooms of most condos, this one is large enough for several pieces of furniture and an entertainment system.

Besides the living room, the dining area is another great place to gather and socialize.

168 Simcoe Suite 1013 dining room with square table and 5 black chairs.

This gorgeous dining room, which looks like it belongs in a house, is perfect for family dinners.

The unit is also semi-furnished, with all light-fixtures (minus those in the bedrooms) going to the tenants.

And to top it off, water and hydro are included in the lease!

168 Simcoe St Unit 1013 – Kitchen

Eat-in kitchen with cabinets on either side.

Unit 1013 has a colossal kitchen with its own dining area overlooking a brightly-lit balcony.

The eat-in kitchen sports an array of textures, from ceramic floors and granite counters to wood-finished cabinets.

68 Simcoe kitchen with white fridge and stove, wooden cabinets and granite counters.

These natural finishes add warmth to the space, contrasting against the dark counters and light appliances.

Unit 1013 comes with the following appliances:

  • A full-sized fridge and stainless-steel stove
  • Dishwasher and rangehood
  • Washer and dryer

However, the kitchen’s main attraction is the eat-in dining area.

Eat-in kitchen with glass dining table.

This angle shows off its other assets, such as pot-lights, a granite backsplash and tons of storage cabinets.

Besides being a convenient place for meals, the eat-in dining area faces the balcony and is constantly steeped in sunlight.

168 Simcoe St Unit 1013 – Master Bedroom and Bath

168 Simcoe St Unit 1013 master bedroom with large bed and wall-mounted art.

The master bedroom is everything you could expect and more.

At 17.13 by 7.94 sq. ft., it’s beyond big, with plenty of room for furniture and accessories.

The master bedroom is also decked out in laminate floors, a huge walk-in closet, and a 4-piece ensuite bath.

4-piece ensuite bath with standing shower and large vanity.

The ensuite bath has a standing shower with frosted glass doors.

It also flaunts a bathtub, pot-lights, an extra-long vanity with under-sink storage, and a medicine cabinet.

168 Simcoe St Unit 1013 – Second Bedroom and Bath

168 Simcoe 2nd bedroom and bed with padded headboard

This second bedroom could easily be mistaken for a master bedroom.

At 14.17 x 8.43 sq. ft., it’s certainly spacious enough.

It’s also undeniably beautiful, with a stylish ceiling lamp and a dark wall hung with elegant décor.

Queen-sized bed next to double closet.

More practical elements include durable laminate floors and a large double-closet.

A south-facing window also provides ample sunlight.

Bathroom with floral shower curtain.

Although it lacks an ensuite bath, there’s one nearby.

The second washroom has ceramic floors, a giant vanity, extended counter-top, under-sink storage, and a bathtub.

168 Simcoe St Unit 1013 – Den

Den with huge windows, desk and table.

This versatile den can fulfill a variety of functions.

For example, it’s perfect for reading, relaxing, soaking in the sun, working or sleeping.

168 Simcoe Suite 1013 den with Murphy bed pulled down.

All you have to do is pull down the Murphy bed—and it instantly transforms into a bedroom!

In addition to laminate floors and huge windows, the den has plenty of space, making it an ideal bedroom.

French doors with view of living room of 168 Simcoe St.

French doors also offer privacy while lending an air of elegance.

In short, Unit 1013’s den is perfect for families, furnishing an extra bedroom for those who need it.

Qwest Condos – Amenities

Qwest Condos gym with weights, dumbbells and other exercise equipment.

This fully-stocked gym is one of Qwest Condo’s many amenities.

Others include:

  • 24-hr concierge and security
  • Sauna and sun deck
  • Party room and rec centre
  • Media room and private cinema
  • Rooftop deck and garden with BBQ facilities
  • Conference center and visitor lounge
  • Guest parking and more

About Queen Street West

Red TTC street car turning on Queen St W in Toronto.

Qwest lies in one of the hottest and most culturally significant neighbourhoods of Toronto—Queen Street West (Flickr).

SeeTorontoNow describes it as:

Set against a backdrop of historic buildings, Queen West has one of the trendiest shopping scenes in Toronto.

For example, fashion-lovers can simply walk over to M Boutique, Artizia and Anne Taylor for women’s apparel, or Tip Top Tailors, Harry Rosen, and Rego Bespoke for men’s clothes.

Holiday crowd at Eaton Centre mall in Toronto.

Want a more centralized shopping experience? The Eaton Centre is just a 9-minute walk from Qwest (RichardBH, Flickr).

Queen Street West is also packed with some of Toronto’s finest restaurants and cafes.

Notable eateries include the Instagram-worthy Canoe, top lunch spot Richmond Station, vegan-friendly Copper Branch, and PAI (one of 2020’s best Thai restaurants).

Table with coffee mug and bagel.

Nearby cafes include PennyStock, Cozy Coffee, and HotBlack Coffee—all within 200 metres of 168 Simcoe! (Pixabay)

Arts and culture addicts are also in luck. Queen Street West has been called:

…a centre for Canadian broadcasting, music, fashion, performance, and the visual arts. Over the past twenty-five years, Queen West has become an international arts centre and a tourist attraction in Toronto.

In fact, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Roy Thompson Hall, Four Seasons Centre, Bell TIFF Lightbox and Royal Alexandria Theatre are all within walking distance of 168 Simcoe!

Close up of microphone and stage.

Love to laugh? YukYuk’s Comedy Club is a 1-minute walk from Qwest (Pixabay).

Other Location Highlights:

  • Incredible selection of bars and patios with live music
  • Minutes from the Financial District, Toronto PATH & Chinatown
  • Nearby green-spaces include Grange Park, David Pecault Square & Cloud Gardens
  • Minutes from 3 major universities, including OCAD, Ryerson & UofT
  • 100 Transit, 99 Walk & 95 Bike Score; steps away from Osgoode subway station

The WOW Factor

View of 168 Simcoe dining room, kitchen and living room.

168 Simcoe Unit 1013 was made for families.

It has everything you could want in a condo, including 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, an eat-in kitchen, and spacious living and dining areas.

Plus, its den transforms itself into a third bedroom with a simple tug of the Murphy bed.

Families can also indulge in Qwest’s many luxury amenities, or step outside and experience the rich retail, cultural, culinary and artistic landscape that is Queen Street West.

Want to know more about 168 Simcoe St Unit 1013? Contact me below with your details!

 

Wins Lai
Real Estate Broker
Living Realty Inc., Brokerage

m: 416.903.7032 p: 416.975.9889
f: 416.975.0220
a: 7 Hayden Street Toronto, M4Y 2P2
w: www.winslai.com e: [email protected]
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