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Radio City Condo, Toronto Condo Reviews 

(8 reviews)
Condo address: 281-285 Mutual St Toronto, ON M4Y 3C4
(2.7 out of 5 stars)
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Well Maintained Quiet building

(3.6 out of 5 stars)
by random Feb 08, 2022
I have been at Radio City for 15 plus years. I live in a two-bed two bath corner unit, and I cannot hear my neighbours. It's a downtown condo next to two schools. So there is some noise from children playing in the playgrounds but it is limited to school hours and recess times. Many residents like myself are long-term owners. The building's design makes it more expensive to run than a single large tower, as we have a courtyard, two towers, and town-homes. However, our condo boards over the years have kept our condo fees reasonable. The building organizes social gatherings (pre-covid) so we get to know one another. It is a friendly welcoming building.
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Worst managed building.

(1.3 out of 5 stars)
by Dontmakethemistake Jul 15, 2019
Worst managed condo in the city of Toronto. Worst concierge services, basically warm bodies sitting in chairs. Bike theft daily out of the underground garage. Aggressive property manager, and management company. Basically, as an owner, you have no rights. The board is very inexperienced always spending frivolously with increasing condo fees, on average of 5% every year. The cleaning company should be fired, a staff of Latins that speak no English or French and do a bad job at cleaning. So many other beautiful buildings in Toronto.
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a unique urban community

(4.0 out of 5 stars)
by Austin Kjorven Nov 14, 2017
Design and Space: As its name suggests, Radio City is not so much a building, but a unique urban community featuring a row of townhouses along Mutual Street and two tall towers set between the townhouses and Jarvis, just North of Carlton. Radio City seamlessly merges with Canada's National Ballet School to form the unique building complex awarded 2008's Urban Land Institute Award of Excellence. Aside from its exquisite design, Radio City offers its tenants personal space, protected from the immediate commotion of the surrounding streets, while maintaining its connection to the heart of Toronto.

Although most units are of modest size, floor plans were designed to utilize virtually all of the space within. Obviously, given that space is sparse and extremely expensive downtown, it is in one's best interest that each square foot they occupy is of use to them. To enhance the physical space, units boast floor to ceiling windows that brighten up their interior and provide urban views of the Radio City sculpture art in the courtyard below, or historic buildings like Maple Leaf Gardens.

Building facilities include party room, billiards room, gym, and change rooms equipped with saunas. Like many condos, these spaces are not utilized by most tenants, leaving plenty of availability for those who do.

Radio city does not house retail space inside the development leaving the space strictly for residents and their visitors. Shopping and service needs are within a five-minute walk to Yonge and College and schools are literally a stone's throw away.
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Location is INCREDIBLE

(4.0 out of 5 stars)
by Brook Wilson Oct 30, 2017
I disagree with A F. I think the location is incredibly convenient. You're minutes away from the College subway station, the College/Carlton streetcar, a Loblaws superstore, and a ton of bars and restaurants along Church St. That said, most of the places along Church St cater to area's predominately gay population, so you if you're not into that, you may have to leave the hood on a Friday and Saturday night. The building, however, is fairly mixed in terms of the demographics.
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Elevators are iffy

(2.0 out of 5 stars)
by Anonymous Aug 07, 2017
Great location and well maintain for the most part. Elevators are iffy and security system the same, this is due to the building being hit by lighting in 2008. South side units on South tower face a very noisy ventilation system of the building next door. Some windows are unable to be cleaned due to design flaw. Lots of renters so High electricity bills due to work at home tenants .
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Separate reviews

(1.0 out of 5 stars)
by Anonymous Jul 02, 2017
It doesn't really make a lot of sense to have separate reviews for the North and South towers of Radio City. I have heard from someone who lives on the west side of the North Tower that there are considerable noise problems from the school playground. There are also issues of bathroom noise between units and this seems especially a problem with smaller apartments that share partition walls.
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Attempt to avoid noise

(1.0 out of 5 stars)
by Anonymous Jun 13, 2017
I moved into Radio City in an attempt to avoid noise problems in other downtown condo buildings. Radio City is not much better. My unit seems to have one concrete wall (no noise from neighbour) and one wall whose construction allows me to hear my neighbour (pissing) in the bathroom and their kitchen cabinet doors banging. The building windows are not of sufficient quality to keep out even moderate external noise. The landscape contractor uses leaf blowers that are really annoying even with your windows closed.
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Two years now.

(5.0 out of 5 stars)
by Brandon Donnelly Feb 05, 2017
I lived in the north tower (285 Mutual) for two years. The building was well managed and spotless throughout. At the time it appeared to be primarily owner occupied. The north tower has two separate elevator banks. The west elevators only go up to the 7 or 8th floor (can't remember exactly) and the (2x) east elevators service the rest of the building. I was told that it was setup this way because they had originally intended for the lower units to be live/work units. This never panned out, but the elevator setup was left. I was on the lower floors and almost never saw anyone on the west elevators. My friends relying on the east elevators often had to wait during peak times though (2 is probably insufficient in my view). My only other criticism of the building is the tiny gym. But I've yet to find a condo gym that could replace a regular gym membership. Other than these points, I loved the building. The complex is well designed and its integration with the National Ballet School makes it model example for urban infill projects. The area is also really well serviced in terms of retailers, bars, and restaurants. The addition of Loblaws at Maple Leaf Gardens (easily one of, if not the best, grocery store in the city) is also a huge bonus. 4.5 stars.
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