It’s no secret – the GTA housing market is hot. With the city just starting to open up restaurants and bars again, many Torontonians may be scrolling dream homes over dating apps this Valentine’s Day.
And while Toronto home prices are still on the rise, it seems that new listings are starting to come out of holiday hibernation – the number of homes listed for sale increased by 50% in January compared to the previous month. Maybe there are other fish in the sea after all!
The migration from downtown to the suburbs has become a growing trend among Torontonians seeking bigger homes and more greenspace, with many expanding their search radiuses further and further away from the downtown core. While it may not be the buzzing epicentre that is downtown Toronto, GTA suburbs are the new hot locale, and the people are flocking to it.
So, whether you’re looking for the perfect home for “date nights in” or want to swipe through a different kind of profile this Valentine’s Day, check out these lust-worthy houses that have us swooning!
Here are 6 homes in The 6ix that will make you crave date night in every Valentine’s Day
Traditional With a Twist
Nothing says romance like vaulted ceilings and stained-glass windows. With a five-piece bath, equipped with double sinks and a soaker tub, balance romance and alone time as nature intended. Daydream about hosting your wedding in this converted church property outside of Toronto.
Date night in or date night out – both are possible with this stunning estate that includes a private backyard cabana space. Spice up date nights with a dip in the hot tub or soak in the luxurious jacuzzi bath for some much-deserved time together.
Modern Luxury (SOLD)
This open-space concept boasts warm tones and contemporary fixtures, including a double-sided electric fireplace. Fully decked out with a sauna in the bathroom (yes, you read that right!) this expansive Scarborough home offers a blank canvas for lovebirds to make their own.
The One(s) That Got Away
Not every romance has a happy ending, but these hot homes are lucky enough to have recently found their dream family. Browsing recently sold listings can help give you a sense of what you’re looking for – and what you’re not (both of which are equally important to understand in the house hunting game!).
Rustic charm abounds in this city dweller home near High Park. Wood finishings and panels bring an old-world appeal, with recent renovations ensuring all the modern fixtures are included.
Date night in the front, party in the back? This Etobicoke find offers an expansive kitchen, modernly finished with wood floors and light tones for an open, airy feel. Cozy up for a romantic dinner date, or soak up each other’s company in the outdoor jacuzzi, ensconced in the covered backyard patio.
Fall in love with this stunning Forest Hill property, boasting an enclave backyard villa perfect for entertaining. This enchanting home offers massive dining space and a drool-worthy kitchen, guaranteeing more frequent date nights in.