Toronto Loft Conversions

Toronto Loft Conversions

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Modern Toronto Lofts

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Unique Toronto Homes

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Condos in Toronto

I started off selling mainly condos, helping first time buyers get a foothold in the Toronto real estate market. Now working with investors and helping empty nesters find that perfect luxury suite.

Toronto Real Estate

Toronto Real Estate

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The Foundry Lofts – from locomotives to loft living

Atrium highlights warehouse loft conversion project in the Junction

Can you picture yourself standing – in the dead of winter – among the trees, benches and walkways of a 16,000-square-foot enclosed green space at the centre of your condo building?

This is what Foundry Lofts owners can do in their atrium at the century-old warehouse that E-Park Development Corp. converted into a condominium with 104 lofts.

The builder thought it was the best design and best utility for the public. The Foundry Lofts are located at Lansdowne Avenue and Davenport Road. This warehouse is one of three designated heritage buildings being restored in the 22-acre development known as Davenport Village.

Phase one included 212 townhouses, which completed a few years before the Foundry Lofts. Future phases will include more new residences, including more townhouses and more loft conversions. There will be a total of 1,400 homes when the project is completed.

(Recently two condo buildings have started selling on the site. I have been told that there are going to be 7 condo towers in total. This means that there will be 7 condos, 2-4 lofts, 2 phases of townhouse, possibly an office and likely some retail. A huge development to say the least, almost on the scale of Liberty Village in King West.)

It’s one of the largest redevelopments in North America. It’s across from Earlscourt Park, one of the biggest urban parks in Toronto, and it’s got all the facilities, and is close to the streetcar, the subway… shops and restaurants.

With the Canadian Pacific and CN Rail lines nearby, railways have long been a part of the site’s history, dating back to the early 1900s when 940-1100 Lansdowne Ave. was occupied by Canada Foundry Co. Ltd., which built electric locomotives.

In the 1920s, it became Canadian General Electric’s Davenport Works, until it was shut down in 1981. Most recently, the site was used to film major movies.

Burka Varacalli Architects helped to preserve the Foundry Lofts‘ red brick building, which is representative of 20th century industrial design with its gabled roof and distinctive monitor on top.

A contemporary lobby leads into the courtyard, off of which there will be indoor amenities such as a fitness centre and recreation room.

Lofts with one to three levels and one to three bedrooms are available. They have nine- to 19-foot ceilings, pre-finished hardwood floors, original exposed brick walls and large warehouse windows.

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