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Dupont and Lansdowne, some say this area is pre-gentrification and set to be the next Liberty Village, but that is up for debate. There’s definitely a hipster vibe, coffee shops, restaurants, fashion boutiques, design studios are popping up, especially one block south at Wallace and Emerson. Yet, 1011 Lansdowne, on the north east corner of Dupont and Lansdowne, a notorious apartment building with a reputation for prostitution, drugs and illegal coops has mounting police presence and pressure from the newcomers to clean up. Also, the hipsters say it’s not that bad and they want the area to remain just the way it is, affordable.

Will a few new condos noticeably change the neighbourhood? Are developers building in this area because the land is cheap or the area is up and coming? Will the addition of Metro and Shoppers Drug Mart and wealthier newcomers bring the much needed change to the neighbourhood? Time will tell how this all plays out.

When the building originally launched sales in 2008 it was known as Electric City, with the real estate market just recovering from the financial crisis and the location of Dupont and Lansdowne not a big selling feature, the developers rebranded with a quirky name “upside down condos” and slashed prices. Buyers took notice, especially for first time buyers looking for a good starter condo and price sensitive.

Upside Down Condos consists of 2 buildings, phase 1 and phase 2. Suites range in price from 608 to 985 sq ft. The interior suites offer the average finishes, standard 8 ft ceilings, stainless steel kitchen appliances, granite kitchen countertops and breakfast bars, laminate flooring in the living room and carpets in the bedroom and balconies.

Amenities include a gym, party room, billiards and game room, half-court basketball area his/her saunas.

Residents can walk to Lansdowne subway. The strip along Lansdowne has independents restaurants /cafes like “Starving Artists”, “Wallace & Co” and “The Emerson”.

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