When searching for the apartment of your dreams in Toronto, there are a lot of boxes that need to be checked off. To make the best Toronto apartment rental, you need to be close to work and be surrounded by a great neighbourhood. One deal breaker lies in the number of amenities your apartment is able to offer you.

Amenities are meant to make your life easier. They save you time, energy, and provide comfort. Here are some of the amenities that should be on every renter’s checklist:

1. In-Suite Washer and Dryers

If you are asked to lug your clothes to and from a laundromat, that apartment rental better be truly amazing. Many older Toronto apartments feature a laundry room in the basement. However, sharing laundry machines with others and crowding the elevator with your laundry basket can become a chore. The ultimate luxury is finding an apartment with a quiet washer and dryer in the apartment.

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Many older building may not have up to date appliances that have seen some wear over the years. Modern appliances are both nice to look at, as well as highly energy efficient. Finding an apartment with new stainless steel appliances included in the place makes the length of the lease much more enjoyable. The cherry on top is the dishwasher.

3. Guest Suites

When hosting family or friends from out of town, do you really want to put them in an expensive hotel across the city? Having guest suites available for them in the complex is very convenient when looking to maximize your time together – as well as your personal space!

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The problem most people have while living in apartments is being able to play host. Renters commonly tend to rule themselves out of hosting family and friends because of the lack of space. The standard for apartments is to offer a party room that can hosts large gatherings of people. They can include a bar, games, and enough entertainment to keep the party going.

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Are you an active gym goer? Many newer apartments include modern fitness equipment, yoga studios and indoor pools. At the end of a hard workout, most of the time, you just want to shower and retreat to your home. A ride on the TTC or being stuck in traffic doesn’t compare to a quick trip up the elevator.

6. 24-Hour Concierge

Think you forgot to turn off the stove? With a 24-hour concierge, you can make sure. Sleeping at night is made all the better knowing that your building is being protected. Additionally, you will never have to worry about a package being delivered while you are not home. In modern apartments there is usually no need for complaints or repairs, however, if you do need the landlord’s attention, the concierge will always be available to handle your requests.

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What’s the point of living high up, if not to enjoy the view? Unfortunately, apartments don’t come with a backyard. This is why having a nice balcony is essential. Reading a book, having some breakfast, and watching the sunset is better enjoyed when you have a nice balcony to enjoy it on. When you do need that walk outside to clear your head, it’s best to find a rental in a great neighbourhood close to parks.

8. Extra Storage

Don’t know what to do with those old skis? Worried about locking your bicycle outside? Apartments don’t typically have the space found in a common home. However, storage lockers offer residents the ability to store their extra belongings securely.

The Amenities at Balliol Park Luxury Apartments In Toronto

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It’s one thing for your apartment to offer the essential amenities. It’s another when your apartment rental goes above and beyond. This is the difference between a standard and a luxury apartment rental. The brand new Balliol Park offers residents all of the essential amenities listed above. Indoor/outdoor pools, fitness centres, brand new appliances, and more are available for all residents.

Screen Shot 2016-08-02 at 2.01.22 PMThe Yonge and Davisville neighbourhood offers many benefits. It boasts a 95% Walk Score (a walker’s paradise), a quick walk to the TTC Yonge Line, access to the Kay Gardner Trail, 8 scenic parks close by, great schools, and fantastic restaurants.

A great apartment isn’t based solely on the number of amenities it has in the building. Having access to a great number of neighbourhood amenities is also very essential. Read more about the neighbourhood around this great Davisville apartment in our “Guide To Shopping, Dining And Entertainiment In Midtown Toronto.

If you’re still looking for your ideal apartment, then it’s time to look at Balliol Park by Shiplake Properties. Located at 99 Davisville in the heart of Davisville Village, Balliol Park not only meets the requirements most renters look for in an apartment, but delivers it’s renters way more. Find out more what renting a Davisville apartment is all about.