Condo of the Week: $750,000 for a townhouse with brick walls

In a building you’ve likely driven by many times

The details: $749,900 / 2004 / 1,080 sq. ft. / 2 bed, 2.5 bath / 2511 Ontario St.

The condo: It’s a two-level, two-bedroom townhouse, but the real selling features here are the integration of natural brick walls, reclaimed solid fir floors, and 12-ft. ceilings. They combine to make you feel like you’re in the heart of Manhattan (Mount Pleasant, the home’s neighbourhood, isn’t a bad substitute). The open kitchen and dining area, meanwhile, overlook the living room via a balcony. And for drivers, the place comes with two parkings stalls—that said, you’re in a very walkable neighbourhood.

The building: The Elements lives up to its outdoorsy name. With fir, brick, and stone throughout, the 12-year-old building deviates pleasantly from most modern construction.

The neighbourhood: Midway between Main and Cambie along the Broadway corridor, this is quintessential Mount Pleasant living. You’ll never be wanting for good coffee.

The potential downsides: You will get some traffic noise from Broadway, and the outdoor space isn’t huge.


The rainscreened brick exterior.


The brick wall is centred with a cozy gas fireplace.


The 12-ft. ceilings add to the sense of space, while reclaimed wood floors give it a heritage vibe.


The elevated dining area with frosted glass panels.


Entertain with a view.


Wood cabinetry, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and a gas range—all the modern-kitchen essentials.


The master bedroom includes a walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom.


The aforementioned ensuite bathroom.


The large second bedroom can sleep full-sized humans too.


Lastly, the storage room.