If you’re in the mood for fantasizing about living in the loft of your dreams, you’ve come to the right place. And for those of you on the lookout for your next dream home in the city, you’ll definitely want to see these six spectacular lofts for sale right now in Toronto.
Live in a Scandinavian-Japanese fusion loft in trendy Queen West
1 + 1 Beds, 1 Bath
114-993 Queen St. W.
Amidst the eclectic cool of Queen West and Trinity-Bellwoods Park, the Candy Factory Lofts at 993 Queen St. W. is the place to be. Originally a fabric mill built in 1907, this famous loft changed hands in the 1960s, becoming the Cee Dee Candy Factory, producing colourful candy rockets. Transformed into some of the first lofts in Toronto in the early 2000s, residents here enjoy an authentic loft lifestyle.
Step inside a thoughtfully designed space inspired by the warmth of Scandinavian Hygge culture and the attentiveness of Japanese Omotenashi hospitality. The airy, open-concept space is accentuated by large windows and honey-toned wood floors shine under soft lighting. Exposed wood ceilings paired with rich Douglas Fir post and beam architecture create rustic warmth, while an understated and sleek kitchen awaits a cozy kettle of tea.
Listed with Richard Kang-Choo of Bosley Real Estate Ltc, Brokerage.
Live sumptuously in this unbelievably large loft in the Fashion District
3 + 1 Beds, 3 Baths
300-468 Wellington St. W.
Built in 1915, the six-storey Butterick Publishing Building once produced fashion and sewing pattern magazines for a global audience. Now, this opulent heritage building in the Fashion District boasts some of the most spacious lofts in the city.
A private elevator opens onto an extraordinary 5,000 square feet of space. Large arched windows, set against exposed red brick walls, sweep across this sunny corner unit. Grand 12-foot industrial-style ceilings contrast perfectly against the luxe interior, featuring an ultra-modern kitchen and fully equipped wet bar. Down the hall, the suite opens onto several dressing rooms, bathrooms, and spacious bedrooms (one even has a built-in fish tank).
Listed with Janice Fox of Hazelton Real Estate Inc., Brokerage.
Live adventurously in a hard loft with swings in Leslieville
2 + 1 Beds, 2 Baths
124-326 Carlaw Ave.
Once a Coca-Cola bottling factory and knitting mill, this turn-of-the-century Leslieville building has since transformed into New York-inspired hard lofts.
Fondly referred to as “The Bond Loft,” one can see why the world-famous 007 agent might call 124-326 Carlaw Ave. home.
Polished concrete floors glisten underneath oodles of remote-controlled skylights amid 2,000 square feet of space. A pair of swings hang from the 20-foot industrial-style ceiling. Solid oak stairs lead to multiple levels, including a mezzanine bedroom with a soaker tub. On the rooftop, a sunny office alcove opens onto an outdoor hideaway fit with a BBQ and TV entertainment space.
Listed with Sam Vig of Century 21 Percy Fulton LTD, Brokerage.
Live on cloud nine in a converted Leslieville church
2 + 1 Beds, 2 Baths
9-175 Jones Ave.
Travel along Jones Avenue in Toronto’s east end and come upon The St. Leslieville Church Lofts. Set within a Gothic Revival building once known as St. Clement’s Anglican Church, fourteen beautifully designed lofts offer modern luxury while retaining elements of its 1913 character.
Sunlight shines throughout the entire multi-level suite, while a Juliet balcony in the kitchen welcomes plenty of fresh air and a Parisian nod. The living and dining room, with its whimsical chandelier and modern fireplace, creates a delightful space to call home (not to mention suite nine is one of the largest in the building). Upstairs, a 1,200-square-foot rooftop patio awaits. With a dining pergola and a seven-person hot tub, this three-level sanctuary is the stuff of dreams.
Listed with Jamie Knoepfli of Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage.
Live in a post-and-beam townhome in Little Italy that’s as cute as a button
2 Beds. 2 Baths
4-200 Clinton St. W.
Down a sleepy side street near the many restaurants and cafes that make up Little Italy, a century-old industrial building is the site of several red brick lofts and townhomes. Originally a garment warehouse, The Button Factory Lofts, as it’s now known, gets its name from local lore.
As legend has it, children would earn a penny a piece for collecting buttons strewn across the bustling factory floor.
With an alley entry reminiscent of something out of Coronation Street, this two-storey post-and-beam townhome is delightful. Exposed brick walls offset by antique Fir beams rise 11 feet to meet a wood-accent ceiling. Warm sunshine streams through generous skylights throughout the home, while an antique wood-burning stove offers just the right amount of cozy. Up on the roof, a private garden oasis awaits.
Listed with Natalie Sydoruk of Re/Max Professionals Inc, Brokerage.
Live in an Art-Deco schoolhouse in the heart of Kensington Market
2 + 2 Beds, 2 Baths
208 – 21 Nassau St.
Surrounded by colourful and creative Kensington Market, The Kensington Market Lofts provide an inspired lifestyle within a unique building. Formerly a schoolhouse dating from the 1930s, the residents of 21 Nassau St. enjoy spacious suites with plenty of artistic flair.
Fourteen-foot ceilings tower above a pair of massive art deco glass block windows, creating an industrial chic ambiance, while artists and green thumbs alike will love the large, tree-canopied window that showers the suite in natural light. Overlooking the living room and kitchen, discover a cozy upper loft accessible by ladder — it’s the perfect nest for curling up with a book.
Listed with Brynn Lackie of Chestnut Park Real Estate Ltd, Brokerage.