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Medland Lofts – 235 Medland Street

Medland Lofts is a conversion of an early 20th-century Art Deco style building into ten creative urban living spaces. Nine of the lofts are two storey spaces on the second floor. These lofts all open onto private roof terraces – perfect for outdoor entertaining and summer BBQs. One main floor loft offers street level access and a private entrance, and is great for someone seeking a live/work space.

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The Medland Lofts at the corner of Medland Street and Dundas West

The Medland Lofts are located in the west Toronto neighborhood of The Junction, what has been named one of the top ten places to live by a number of different media. Home to artists, galleries, small businesses and restaurants, the neighborhood enjoys a strong sense of urban community.

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Some of the Medland Lofts have exposed brick, but not all

In the early 1980s the Malta Band Club moved into to the property at 235 Medland Street in the heart of the Junction. Support for the band and the club had increased to a point where they outgrew their previous facilities at the YWCA. A short time later the Malta Band Club purchased the Medland Street property and completed extensive renovations that culminated in the official opening of the newly revitalized premises in 1984.

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I have no idea when the addition as added to the Medland Lofts

It was then converted to lofts by 235 Medland St. Inc. in 2005, not in 1998 as everyone seems to think. It appears from old listings that the person behind the conversion was a Realtor, as the sales all note that the seller is a Realtor. Since Fred Dyer of Sutton Group was the listing agent, I have a sneaky suspicion it was him. And since his name as listed as seller on a lot of the land registry files, it seems a safe assumption. But there is nothing showing prior to 2005. Not sure if Mr. Dyer bought the building from the band or how it went from them in 1984 to lofts in 2005. And there is just a huge blank from 1984 back.

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Most of the Medland Lofts are more like townhouses

1924 Goad’s map shows something on the corner, but I cannot tell what it is. There are a ton of Toronto Archives photos from the 1920s that show the general area, but there is nothing that definitively shows the corner and what was there. The 1913 Goad’s map also shows something on the corner, something that looks the same as the 1924 and matches the shape of the building today. Going back to 1910 and we see something different, something that looks like rowhouses. Thus, I would like to think that 235 Medland was built sometime back between 1910 and 1913, but there is just no way to know for sure.

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The Medland Lofts do have lovely outdoor space

The Junction is one of the hottest neighbourhoods in Toronto and hasn’t reached its peak yet. The revitalization continues as the coolest shops and services continue to open. Even The New York Times loves it! 235 Medland is in the heart of it. Walk out your door to all the action.

Medland Lofts - 235 Medland Street

The Medland Lofts are in The Junction, one of Toronto’s trendiest neighbourhoods

Dubbed the “next West Queen West,” this area is well known for its enduring sense of urban community, its popularity among artists, its growing number of restaurants, and its position near the West Toronto Rail Path, a multi-use path that seeks to connect Parkdale, Roncesvalles, The Junction, High Park, Brockton, Beaconsfield, Liberty Village, Trinity-Niagara and Dundas West.

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Laurin Jeffrey is a Toronto real estate agent with Century 21 Regal Realty.
He did not write every article, some are reproduced here for people who
are interested in Toronto real estate. He does not work for any builders.

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Medland Lofts - 235 Medland Street
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Medland Lofts - 235 Medland Street
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The Medland Lofts is a conversion of an early 20th-century Art Deco style building into ten creative urban living spaces.
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Laurin Jeffrey - Century 21 Regal Realty