The Barclay Terrace condo is located in the heart of Etobicoke, a short walk north from the Islington subway station and just around the corner from the Islington Village shopping district.
If only all condo corporations were run as well as Barclay Terrace! This set of two towers, 1300 Islington Ave and 1320 Islington Ave, are maintained to the highest standard possible. Every time I walk into this building it almost looks as if it were brand new! The floors perfectly polished and everything clean as can be. The residents here welcome the quiet efficiency of the building’s staff.
This is a terrific building for downsizing to, after living in a house. The generous room sizes support full-sized furniture with room to spare. Typical suites will range from 900 to 1,500 sq feet. Plenty of space for one person or a couple. It attracts a more mature resident, people from 30 to 100 would feel comfortable here. Don’t expect to find the young action scene of the downtown condo’s here.
But hey! There is fun here too! The lower level is full of amenities including a large swimming pool, hot tub, exercise rooms, squash, tennis and an active calendar of activities you can participate in if you choose.
Some suites have balconies, but most suites do not. balconies on the west side tend to be more windy. Views here are impressive as there are no other tall buildings nearby. Views to the north overlook the Islington Golf Course and the homes of the Chestnut Hill neighbourhood. Views to the south and east take in the city skyline.
As the building ages, one finds a mixture of suites here. Some will be quite modern and up-to-date, if their owners have given them a facelift. Others will be in need of renovation, if they have not been renovated. That said, mostly all it takes is a new kitchen, new flooring and a bathroom makeover and you are done. The floor plans tend to be fine just the way they are.
There is convenient shopping at a Rabba grocery store located right next door, and the Islington subway station is a short walk down the street, or a really quick bus ride away!
If you live here and are thinking of selling, or its a building you are considering moving into, let me know I’d love to help you with such a great building as this one!
Let Ralph know how he can help you…