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Hepbourne Hall Lofts – 110 Hepbourne Street

The Hepbourne Hall Lofts are housed in the Gothic church manse extension to the Dovercourt–St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church that was converted into 21 lofts in 1990 by Bob Mitchell. This makes it one of the older loft conversions in Toronto. With most dating from the 2000s, some from the 1990s and only a select few from 1982-1990.

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Note the turreted architecture of the Hepbourne Hall Lofts

If any loft in the city truly epitomizes Toronto, Hepbourne Hall is it. The building wasn’t just used for Sunday school classes — the 1940s Maple Leafs used the gym for off-season training. And those same hardwood floors are in the lofts today. Conn Smythe was a church elder and even taught Sunday school there. How much more Torontonian can you get?

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Old world character and historic hardwood at the Hepbourne Hall Lofts

Dovercourt–St. Paul’s was built in 1905, near the corner of Bloor and Dovercourt, in a area with many many churches. In fact, the church across the street was converted a few years back into The Church Lofts and the Church of St. Mary the Virgin & St. Cyprian has taken a long and winding road to becoming the luxury lofts of West40. And then there are the other 10+ that are still churches!

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The quiet and leafy residential setting is what makes the Hepbourne Hall Lofts special

Architect William R. Gregg was responsible for the church. He was born in Belleville and trained as an architect in the office of Smith and Gemmell from 1871-76. While he and his brother Alfred were in partnership for about 10 years around the turn of the 20th century, the majority of his career as an architect was spent in independent practice. His other church commissions include St. Andrew’s Presbyterian in Thorold (1883-84) and the  Bloor Street United Church in Toronto (1889).

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Arched transom and sunken living room at the Hepbourne Hall Lofts

Simpson and Young designed the 1910 addition that now houses the Hepbourne Hall Lofts. Small world, they also designed an addition to the Bonar-Parkdale Presbyterian Church on Dunn just south of Queen. I almost helped them convert and sell that church as lofts a bunch of years back. Too bad it never happened, that place is amazing. One of Henry Simpson’s more famous commissions is the old Parisian Laundry Company Building at King & Portland, now the Scholastic headquarters.

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The larger units at Hepbourne Hall Lofts are more like houses than condos

The Hepbourne Hall Lofts enthusiastically reveals its lengthy history. Several units feature the original (albeit cleaned, sanded and relaid) hardwood gym flooring that the 1940s Leafs exercised on. Stone turrets and Gothic arched leaded windows were lovingly restored and are showcased throughout the building.

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The 1910 construction still looks great today at the Hepbourne Hall Lofts

The lofts range from one storey to three storeys, with layouts from a rather tiny 575 square feet up to massive 2,200-square-foot three-bedroom units. Some of these unique units feature raised floors under the bedroom or den, or sunken living rooms, while other suites offer the luxury of private walk-out terraces. With only 21 units, they don’t come up for sale all that often.

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Luxury living at the Hepbourne Hall Lofts

Located in the trendy Bloorcourt neighborhood, living at Hepbourne Hall means enjoying all that this community has to offer.  New restaurants, stores and cafes are constantly moving into the area, giving you endless culinary and retail options. Dufferin Grove Park is only 4 blocks away, a beautiful green space in the heart of the city. Be sure to check out the local organic honey, or the fresh bread baked right in the park’s wood-fired oven, never mind all the fresh fruits and vegetables of the Dufferin Grove Organic Farmers Market.

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Contact Laurin Jeffrey for more information – 416-388-1960

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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