18 Stafford Street is found just south of King Street West and stands at 11 storeys high. This condo development was originally built in 2004 by Plaza and has become known in the Toronto condo market as Wellington Square. Now overseen by Goldview Property Management, 18 Stafford Street is identifiable as one of the more traditionally styled mid-rise developments with suites ranging from one to two-bedroom layouts.
Containing more than 172 units, Wellington Square has suites ranging in size from 560 sq. ft. to 918 sq. ft. If you are looking for King West condos for rent, 18 Stafford Street boasts a strong reputation in the trendy King West neighborhood. Common features of units at 18 Stafford Street include open-concept layouts optimizing the available space, a lot of natural lighting, high ceilings, large living areas, spacious kitchens with modern appliances and uniquely designed wide breakfast bars, and most of the suites also come with deep balconies.
Wellington Square is not far from the main strip of the King West neighborhood but is separated enough to have some distance and privacy from the restaurants, shops, galleries, and clubs all within walking distance. Condo buyers who are fortunate enough to buy a corner unit at 18 Stafford Street will benefit from a wrap-around balcony, a major get for any resident in the neighborhood and providing you with more space to use at your leisure. Those living in the regular non-corner units will also benefit from a spacious balcony, giving a little bit extra space for those late night get-togethers. 18 Stafford Street also boasts being on a quiet street and around the corner from a park, making this a popular spot for those looking for a nook away from the massive city.
For those residents that do want to hit up some of King West hot spots, the main strip is less than a minute down the road. Amazing restaurants, bars, clubs, art galleries, and theatres lie waiting to be explored in addition to the nearby Stanley Park, a comfortable green space containing an off-leash dog area. If you want to take an afternoon or evening to zip around to another part of the city, the King streetcar also connects a resident to the north-south lines, the Yonge-University subway, and Union Station. If you own a vehicle, 18 Stafford Street also is in close proximity to the Spadina Avenue on-ramp, allowing a driver to access the Gardiner Expressway and hit the highway to wherever they want to go.
18 Stafford Street building amenities include a gym and exercise room, a common rooftop deck, a party room, an elevator, parking garage, pets allowed, nearby access to public transit, visitor parking, a meeting and function room, and an enter phone system. The building’s maintenance fees serve to cover air conditioning, heat, water, common element maintenance, and building insurance.
The building boasts a strong transit score of 100 out of a possible 100 and a walk score of 92 out of a possible 100. Circling a half a kilometre around 18 Stafford Street reveals a plethora of amenities including restaurants such as the popular Burger King, coffee at La Prep, bars such as the King Rustic Restaurant & Bar, groceries, parks, schools, and shopping as well. Needless to say, living at Wellington Square provides a number of conveniences. For customers willing to hop on the TTC, key Toronto landmarks such as the Rogers Centre, the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium, and the Toronto Convention Centre are easily reachable within minutes. This isn’t even mentioning the upscale boutiques, studios, restaurants, fashion, and entertainment of the neighborhoods in Queen West and Liberty Village.
The average price per square foot at 18 Stafford Street is $586 with a strong year over year growth rate of 12.9 percent. This is an above average growth rate for the King West neighborhood and the price per square foot continues to remain somewhere hovering around 14 percent less expensive than other King West condos.
18 Strafford Street promises units with no wasted space and representing a good, strong value in the King West area. The prime location combined with everything available inside makes the Wellington Square building one of the better low-rise condo complexes available. The bright, classic and modern features incorporated into the units represent the kind of optimism and renewal that the King West region has become known for.