140 Simcoe St E Unit 921 – Bachelors + 1 Bath – For Lease

Overview: 140 Simcoe Unit 921 is a newly-painted bachelor’s suite with a full-sized kitchen and 4-piece bath. Enjoy upgraded building amenities and an exciting lifestyle in the Entertainment District.

View of 140 Simcoe St E, a pink and gray stone condo, from across the street.

140 Simcoe at the corner of University and Queen.

Building Name: University Plaza Condos

Address: 140 Simcoe St E – Unit 921, Toronto, ON M5H 4E9

Neighbourhood: Entertainment District

Developer: Plaza Corporation

Property Manager: Royale Grande Property Management

Year Built: 2005

Storeys: 16

Units: 320

Parking: N/A

Locker: Exclusive

Size: 427 sq. ft.

Rooms: Bachelors + 1 Bath

Price: $1,750 per month

Agent: Wins Lai, Living Realty Inc., Brokerage

University Plaza Condos – Building Details

Entrance of 140 Simcoe St with gray stone, pink brick and blue awnings.

140 Simcoe St’s entrance leads to a newly renovated lobby.

University Plaza is a 16-storey midrise condo in Toronto’s electrifying Entertainment District.

The facade combines solemn gray stonework with splashes of stylish pink brick.

Its Early Modernist architecture dazzles the eye with a network of crisscrossing lines and glass-panelled balconies with Xs.

Inside, residents are treated to an upgraded lobby and extravagant amenities, while outside the Entertainment District offers up endless adventures.

140 Simcoe St E Unit 921 – The Space

View of 140 Simcoe St E Unit 921, a small bachelor's apartment.

Beautiful yet practical, dark but full of light, Unit 921 is the perfect blend of opposites.

The 380 sq. ft. interior contains an open-concept living and dining area, a 4-piece bath and a full-sized kitchen.

Dark brown laminate floors of 140 Simcoe St E Unit 921 living and dining room.

Floors of smoky laminate inject richness into every room, while contrasting crisply against the smooth gray walls.

The walls themselves are recently painted, making the apartment seem brand-new.

Empty condo with newly painted gray walls.

Although University Plaza was built in 2005, a fresh coat of paint breathes new life into this suite.

An open-concept design creates a relaxed flow between rooms, allowing for flexibility of décor.

View of 140 Simcoe St E Unit 921 bedroom area with no bed.

For example: this would be the ideal place for a bed, with a wall behind and a view to the side.

And since it’s right next to the walk-out balcony, you can expect plenty of natural sunlight all year round.

Empty condo with view of balcony and light.

The warm sunlight serves to soften the dark and rugged laminate floors.

140 Simcoe St E Unit 921 – Kitchen and Dining Area

View of 140 Simcoe St E Unit 921 kitchen with 4 different types of lighting.

Pot-lights, track-lights, under-cabinet lights, and ceiling lights—140 Simcoe Unit 921 is “totally lit.”

Besides receiving light from 4 artificial sources, the kitchen and dining area also benefit from lots of natural sunlight.

Gray wall with window.

This west-facing window may not be a necessity, but it’s certainly welcome.

Unit 921’s kitchen packs a lot into the space it’s given.

You’ll find gorgeous granite counters, tons of cabinets, drawers and cupboards with smooth finishes, and a chic mirrored-backsplash.

Close up of kitchen granite counter tops and silver appliances.

Compact yet complete, this kitchen has everything you need to prep and enjoy food.

That includes a convenient breakfast bar for morning meals.

Granite breakfast bar with 2 chairs.

The breakfast bar has space for several chairs (which are included in the lease) and is brilliantly illuminated.

140 Simcoe also comes with the following full-sized appliances:

  • A stainless-steel fridge
  • A built-in microwave and dishwasher
  • An oven, cooktop and rangehood
  • A stacked washer and dryer
Dining room niche next to kitchen of 140 Simcoe St Unit 921.

Want a fuller dining experience? A table and some chairs turns this well-lit corner into a dining room.

140 Simcoe St E Unit 921 – Bathroom

4-piece bathroom with beige tiles, tub, sink and large mirror.

This bachelor’s apartment has a deluxe 4-piece bathroom.

Large and luxurious, the opulent washroom features stunning tile-work all along the floor, walls and bathtub side.

Closeup of 140 Simcoe St E Unit 921 soaker tub with tiles and white trim.

Unit 921 flaunts a “soaker tub,” which is deeper than most tubs and contoured to provide a relaxing bathing experience.

The bathroom also contains a shower, stainless-steel faucet with circular sink bowl, storage cabinets, and an extra-wide mirror.

Close up of bathroom sink with circular bowl and silver faucet.

The extended countertop can be used to display soaps, shampoos and other essentials.

140 Simcoe St E Unit 921 – Balcony

Balcony divider and entrance.

Unit 921’s balcony is reached via the living room.

At 10.3 by 5 sq. ft., the balcony is quite spacious, with room for a coffee table and several chairs.

2 black dividers plus iron railing of balcony.

Two dark dividers on either side provide privacy, so you can enjoy your book, drink or conversation in peace.

Speaking of peace, the west-facing balcony overlooks a quiet street, bringing you the sounds of tranquility rather than traffic.

View of neighbouring buildings from balcony of 140 Simcoe St E Unit 921.

And because it’s located on the 9th floor, residents have a bird’s eye view of the neighbourhood and buildings beyond.

Floor Plans and Measurements

Floor plans and layout for 140 Simcoe St E Unit 921

140 Simcoe St E Unit 921 floor plans

List of rooms measurements for 140 Simcoe St E Unit 921

140 Simcoe St E Unit 921 measurements

University Plaza Condos – Amenities

Top down view of billiards table with balls and cue.

This mid-rise building has a tall order of amenities (Pixabay).

Residents of University Plaza can indulge in:

  • 24-hour concierge & security
  • Gym, yoga studio and sauna
  • Party room and conference centre
  • Media and games room with billiards
  • Rooftop deck and garden with BBQ spaces
  • Visitor parking and a newly-renovated guest lobby

About the Entertainment District

Pedestrians, cyclists, cars and red TTC streetcar on Queen St in Toronto's Entertainment District.

University Plaza is at the heart of Toronto’s most exciting neighbourhood—the Entertainment District (wyliepoon, Flickr).

Unsurprisingly, the neighbourhood contains some of Toronto’s most iconic artistic, cultural and entertainment venues.

For instance, it’s home to the CN Tower, Rogers Centre, Ripley’s Aquarium, TIFF Bell Lightbox, Yuk Yuks Comedy Club, Roy Thompson Hall, Royal Alexandria Theatre, and National Ballet of Canada.

Toronto's Roy Thompson Hall in foreground, builds in background.

Sports, cinema, stand up, music, theatre, ballet and more—it’s all just minutes away! (dakaye, Flickr)

University Plaza is also within walking distance of countless restaurants.

For example, it’s less than a 5-minute walk to VOLOS (Greek), Mucho Burrito (Mexican), PLANTA (Vegan/Asian), Byblos (Mediterranean), Figo (Italian), and The Burger’s Priest (casual).

Sushi platter with shrimp and garnish.

Momofuku is a 2-minute walk from University Plaza and one of the best places for celeb-spotting during TIFF (Pixabay).

Love caffeine? The Entertainment District is packed with both casual and upscale coffee joints.

Starbucks, PennyStock, Cozy Coffee, M Square, and JJ Bean are all less than 5-minutes away.

Large red and white Tim Hortons sign saying “Always Fresh.”

Still too far? There’s a Tim Hortons 55-feet from your doorstep (Ian Rutherford, Flickr).

The Entertainment District also has places to drink, dance and party.

There’s the upbeat Cake Bar & Nightclub, the upscale Fifth Social Club, the laid-back Rex Jazz & Blues Bar, and the party-loving Tequila Jacks.

Bottle pouring champagne into neatly arranged glasses.

The famous Shangri-La Lounge and Bar is right across the street from University Plaza (Pixabay).

Other Location Highlights:

  • Minutes from the Financial District, Fashion District and Chinatown
  • A short walk to mega-malls like the Eaton Centre and Brookfield Place
  • Lovely green-spaces such as Simcoe Park, Grange Park and David Pecaut Square
  • Nearby grocery stores include Rabba, McEwan and Independent City Market
  • 100 Transit, 99 Walk & 95 Bike Score; easy access to Toronto PATH & 2 subway stations

The WOW Factor

View of 140 Simcoe St E Unit 901 empty living room and bedroom.

Unit 921 is big on luxury but small on your budget.

$2,299—that’s the average rent for a 1-bedroom condo in Toronto.

By comparison, 140 Simcoe Unit 921 is only $1,750—a savings of $549 per month!

And for that price you get a spacious bachelor suite with a full-sized kitchen and breakfast bar, a 4-piece bathroom with soaker tub, and a long list of luxurious amenities.

Plus there’s University Plaza’s location in the Entertainment District.

Music, dance, theatre, comedy, cinema and sports—there’s something for everyone.

Want to know more about 140 Simcoe St E Unit 901? Take the Virtual Tour or contact me below for details.

 

Wins Lai
Real Estate Broker
Living Realty Inc., Brokerage

m: 416.903.7032 p: 416.975.9889
f: 416.975.0220
a: 7 Hayden Street Toronto, M4Y 2P2
w: www.winslai.com e: [email protected]
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