Home Decor

What $625,000 buys across Canada, from a sleek loft to six acres in the country

Property Snoop: A country home in Alberta, a modern loft in downtown Toronto and a working B & B in Quebec.

1. A home filled with country charm in mountainous southern Alberta.

8 White CR

This property comes with a spacious workshop with a front porch, Dutch doors, and a wood stove.

Address: 8 White Cr.
Where: Bragg Creek, Alberta
Price: $629,000
Specs: 3 bedrooms, 2 bath
Bragg Creek sits just 30 km west of Calgary, but it abuts Kananaskis Country, a place so wild and rugged it recently served as the backdrop for the filming of The Revenant. Lean on this home’s 70s-era styling for some reimagined mid-century charm (tongue-and-groove ceilings, exposed beams).

2. A super sleek, open-concept loft in downtown Toronto. 

23 Brant Street

Hop right on the Toronto transit — it’s conveniently located five minutes away from the building.

Address: #707, 23 Brant St.
Where: Toronto, Ontario
Price: $619,000
Specs: 1 + 1 bedrooms, 1 bath
Downtown Toronto is best experienced from an urban oasis—like this 1 bedroom (plus flex space) loft. The Quad Lofts feature 10.5′ ceilings as well as a double-door stainless-steel industrial refrigerator and extra-long kitchen to entertain. Downstairs, there’s an exercise room and a concierge to help secure reservations at the neighbourhood’s gaggle of restaurants.

3. A charismatic B&B along the Missisquoi river in southern Quebec. 

Bolton-Est Quebec

Peaceful waterfalls and trails surround this beautiful property.

Address: 895 Route Missisquoi
Where: Bolton-Est, Quebec
Price: $625,000
Specs: 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
With six acres and a charming (and renovated) English country-side old-timer on your hands, you’ll have to get used to making repairs and tending your own manicured primroses. That said, it’s close to Spa Bolton, golf courses, ski resorts and vineyards so it’s a lock to keep the place running in its current iteration as a B&B. Take a bracing walk along the myriad private trails along the Missisquoi River before returning to your solarium (with heated floor) or wood stove in the family room. Sock-darning optional.

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