It’s easy to find the Thornwood condominiums. The buildings are east of the old North Toronto Railway Station, off of Yonge Street below Shaftesbury Avenue. Built in 1915, the station is recognizable by its 140’ clock tower. Go east on Scrivener Square, named after Margaret Scrivener, journalist and member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament. Continue past the water sculpture designed by Toronto artist Robert Fones. At the end of the street are two buildings – the Thornwood condominiums, 20 and 25 Scrivener Square.
The Thornwood condominiums were designed by Young and Wright Architects and built in 2002 and 2003. 20 Scrivener Square has 163 suites on 10 floors. 25 Scrivener Square has 135 suites on 13 floors. At 20 Scrivener Square the smallest suite is 800 square feet and the largest is 3,200 square feet. At 25 Scrivener Square, suite sizes range from 571 square feet to 3,949 square feet. In both buildings, the majority of units are two bedroom apartments. Owners enjoy concierge service, valet parking, visitor parking, an exercise room, guest suites, and a party room. Pets are allowed within restrictions, and gas barbeques are permitted on the balconies.
Located just north of Rosedale, the buildings are well situated for upscale shopping and dining. Almost every imaginable service provider is a short stroll from the Thornwood. Yonge Street from Crescent Road to St. Clair Avenue offers a variety of furniture, fashion and restaurant choices for consumers. The famous – or perhaps notorious – “five thieves” gourmet food shops are just down the street. Need beer or wine? The North Toronto Railway Station building is now a liquor store.
In 2015, 16 apartments in Scrivener Square sold, with 8 sales in each building. Most properties, when correctly priced, take up to 30 days to sell. 2015's average number of days on the market is 12. The Thornwood’s mix of location and amenities is consistently attractive. It’s easy to see why Buyers are unwilling to consider the alternatives.