A stone’s throw from the eclectic shops, restaurants, and bars of the Queen St West Triangle, 38 Abell St. has long been a place for artists.
On what is now a purpose-built condo for creatives, a factory once stood where nearly one hundred Toronto artists lived and worked in an unofficial studio/home community.
In an effort to protect this vibrant part of the city from the effects of gentrification, Artscape Triangle Lofts was built in collaboration with the local creative community in 2010 as a solution to displacement.
The goal was to maintain a simple, spacious and art-first concept for those looking to live here.
Featuring a gallery plus forty-eight designated suites for creatives, this special loft is anything but ordinary — and now, one of these rare units is up for sale.
The former home of well-known Toronto curator and creative director Ashley McKenzie-Barnes, 301-38 Abell St. has been stylishly maintained and upgraded throughout her time here.
Featuring one bedroom plus a den, one bathroom and over 1,000 square feet of sprawling space for creating art, 301-38 Abell St. is listed at $949,000.
What’s more, as part of their promise to the arts community, Artscape will pay 10 per cent of the purchasing price plus 10 per cent down payment for any creative looking to purchase here.
Featuring a fabulously large open-concept layout, the main living area has been lovingly transformed into a welcoming spot for living, creating, and socializing.
The industrial-chic dining area, which doubles as an additional creative space, features highly-polished concrete floors and a painted brick accent wall.
The kitchen is fitted with white quartz countertops and gloss cabinets.
The dark and smokey wide plank flooring helps to anchor and accentuate the large bedroom, while the tall ceilings and top-to-bottom windows add a wow factor to this perfectly curated space.
As any artist knows, natural light is fundamental for the creative process — and this corner office with a view has plenty of it.
With high ceilings and ample space, the expansive foyer is a perfect gallery area for showcasing artwork.
301-38 Abell St. is listed with Paul Johnston of Right at Home Realty Brokerage.
The price of the unit in this story has been updated.