Three homes on the water in Toronto are for sale for under $ 1 million
Three homes for sale in Toronto won’t go over budget and they all have views of Lake Ontario.
Toronto’s houseboat community offers a unique lifestyle close to nature and outdoor activities.
âAs a 10 year old resident, I can share with anyone who wants to listen to all the wonderful aspects of this lifestyle,â Doucet told blogTO.
“We love living here for so many reasons, it would take a week or more to describe everything that is going on here, from walking the beach every morning to jumping in the kayak and paddling 45 minutes before you start your work day. . “
As it becomes more difficult to find a home under $ 1 million in Toronto, these homes could be an option.
The most expensive of the three houses for sale is a three-bedroom, two-bathroom houseboat listed for $ 965,000. There is space for a family in this home for a “year round chalet lifestyle”.
This house has electric heating and all the comforts of home. It offers views of the Scarborough Cliffs and the marina. The two second floor balconies are fully fenced for added security.
Listed for $ 849,000 the second houseboat has two bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms. It is freshly painted and has a 400 square foot upper deck.
For those on a budget, the The Gloria barge is for sale for $ 339,000. The difference between a houseboat and a barge has a pontoon base and houseboats have a cement base.
The Gloria houseboat has one bedroom and one bathroom, which can be a house all year round or used as a chalet in the warmer months and stored in the winter. There is a galley and an upper deck.
There are challenges to living on the water including the use of bubblers during the winter to keep water from freezing around the house and the cost of mooring fees (around $ 800 per month).
But for people who choose this lifestyle, these challenges are counterbalanced by the proximity to hiking trails, beaches, and nearby lifestyle.
âAsk anyone who the best neighbors in the world are and they will tell you that boaters and boaters live the resort lifestyle in a marina and this marina is no exception,â said Doucet.