Part 2: Top Loft Buildings in Downtown Toronto

By: Reza Afshar

Part 2: Top Loft Buildings in Downtown Toronto

Tags: Downtown Toronto Lofts, Downtown Toronto Living, Toronto real estate

Toronto is a true loft city nowadays thanks to its rich industrial past and the numerous industrial buildings that were mostly converted into residential lofts in the past 15-17 years. Converting old industrial centres into living and residential spaces have opened the doors to a lifestyle that successfully integrates all the authentic 19th-century architectural features bringing historic charm right into your living room. From exposed brick and beams to super tall ceilings and large windows, loft living has got the industrial style down, and combined with modern-day amenities, it offers the best of both worlds. Plus, most of the lofts are found in Downtown Toronto which makes them even more sought-after.  

Loft living has become the norm among many Torontonians who adore character places with a cosy feel. It is so popular that builders turned to soft loft construction to replicate the original ones, and both types are found in Toronto- hard lofts (original) and soft lofts (replicas).

If you are also looking for a place with character that bears a bit of history and offers a warm ambience, a great loft in the heart of the Downtown Toronto area might be everything you are looking for.
Having already talked about the Distillery District lofts, the famous Toy Factory, Merchandise and Broadview lofts, etc., here is more on Downtown Toronto lofts that are equally fascinating.

Massey Harris Lofts
Massey Harris lofts are found on south King Street West and ever since their makeover in 2003, they have been one of the top choices among Toronto loft buyers. Featuring five storeys, the red brick building counts 45 loft units which range from studios to 2-bedrooms. Once a farm equipment company, the building has preserved many of its original features like the desirable 12-foot ceiling, wooden stair railings, exposed brick walls, and huge windows. The top floor features soft lofts which were added during the conversion and the terraces on top give the entire building an exclusive touch. The building may not feature as many amenities as others, but therefore, maintenance fees are lower.

Located downtown, the Massey Harris lofts let you explore the best of Toronto, i.e., shops, restaurants, bars and more, and it’s all within walkable distance. The Massey Harris Park is right next to the building so you won’t miss out on green spaces either.

Niagara Lofts
Some of the most exclusive lofts in Downtown Toronto are found in this six-storey building with only four units per floor. The building is a mix of glass and concrete, giving the building a neat and clean look. The Niagara lofts are known for their big balconies that offer great views of the Victoria Memorial Park. Ceiling height in Niagra lofts can range up to 16 feet, and combined with the large windows, they feel extra bright and extra spacious. Hardwood flooring, concrete columns, as well as fireplaces, are some of the character features found here.
Space Lofts
The building is a mix of lofts and regular condos, with the lofts taking up the first 8 floors. Space Lofts are soft lofts with ceilings as high as 16 feet and floor to ceiling windows that allow for lots of natural light. Bright, comfy and spacious, they are great for all types of Downtown Toronto homebuyers including families. With a  location hard to beat - St. Lawrence Market, Space Lofts come with all the Downtown benefits right at the doorstep.
Robert Watson Lofts
These Downtown Toronto lofts are mostly hard lofts, but when converted in 2007, a few soft lofts (with gorgeous balconies and terraces) were also added. Featuring concrete floors, wooden and concrete ceilings, exposed brick and beams, they pretty much check all the boxes of authentic loft design. Amenities found in Robert Watson lofts include a fitness room, visitor parking, a room for meetings or parties, etc., and barbecuing is also allowed.
To find out more about unique Downtown Toronto lofts and their advantages, feel free to contact me.