(Concord Adex), cityplace.ca/spectra
Location: Dan Leckie Way and Fort York
Starting price: $267,800
Unit styles: Bachelor to three-bedroom (438 to 1,008 square feet)
Features: Rooftop terrace with lounge, indoor pool, half basketball court. Across the street from Douglas Coupland's supersized, boat-themed sculptures in Canoe Landing Park.
Sales centre: 23 Spadina, 416-813-0999 (Monday to Friday 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday 11 am to 6 pm).
Local at Fort York
(Onni Group), onnifortyork.com/local
Location: Bathurst and Fort York
Starting price: $199,900
Unit styles: Studio to two-bedroom-plus-den and two-storey townhome (388 to 1,400 square feet)
Features: Party room with catering kitchen, outdoor lounge with barbecues and, for you history buffs, next door to Fort York's soldiers' barracks.
Sales centre: 35 Grand Magazine, 416-260-2600 (Monday to Thursday noon to 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 pm).
(Great Gulf), mondecondominiums.com
Location: Sherbourne and Queens Quay
Starting price: $279,900
Unit styles: One-bedroom to two-bedroom (483 to 1,253 square feet)
Features: LEED Gold certification-targeted, covered bicycle parking and an outdoor pool with sweet views southwest to the lake.
Sales centre: 291 Lake Shore East, 416-466-8885 (Monday to Thursday noon to 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 pm).
Should you change your amenity priorities if you're condo-hunting in both the suburbs and the downtown core? Agent Paul Johnston (pauljohnston.com) weighs your options.
Condo amenity spaces are super-critical in buildings that are marooned in under-served neighbourhoods. Bring in the theatres and golf simulators and wine-tasting rooms, because they're likely nowhere nearby.
However, when I'm selling a building in Trinity Bellwoods or the Beach, people don't ask about party rooms. They ask about the best bars and the local cross-fit gym.
Some buildings go to great lengths to create sexy amenities, but people want to live where their needs are met by the immediate area. We don't need to bring stuff in to distract them, because there's a vibrant, engaging, entertainment-rich neighbourhood right outside their doors.