Toronto Real Estate - lofts in industrial parts of the city
Hot real estate market, which Toronto has been enjoying for several years, encouraged numerous loft conversions. Exceptional heights, floor-to-ceiling windows and rugged industrial features - loft apartments look great, and are bound up with a potent and alluring set of associations: light, space, freedom, and the vibrant cultural quarters in the heart of the inner city. They are popular not only with the young crowd, but also with mature buyers that want a special kind of place.
Majority of such converted buildings are located in the old industrial parts of Toronto - Columbus, Sorauren, Robert Watson and Feather Factory in Roncesvalles Village; Brock and Noble Court in Parkdale; Brockton, Wallace Station, Bloorline and Foundry lofts; Toy Factory in Liberty Village; Candy Factory and Chocolate Factory on Queen West; Massey Harris, Gotham Lofts and West 833 on King Street West; Industrial Revolution, Wellington and The Worx; Tip Top lofts on the Lakeshore; Frederick, Imperial, Stonecutter, Boiler Factory in St. Lawrence Market area; Century Lofts at Dundas and Seaton; Brewery Lofts, Malthouse, Queen City Vinegar and Corktown in - you guessed it - Corktown area; Peanut Factory, Sword Lofts and Sumach Lofts in Cabbagetown; Tannery Lofts at the east edge of Cabbagetown; Broadview lofts in south Riverdale; Printer's Row in north Riverdale; iZone and Wrigley Lofts in Leslieville are examples of converted spaces you can find in Toronto.
Art looks great in these lofty spaces, and the height compensates for the sometimes-cramped area. Some of the lofts are small - just a 'pied a terre', but the larger ones can be breathtakingly beautiful. Most of these apartments are located in old factory buildings, and have no swimming pools or security personnel. Lack of these features is, however, more than compensated by the proportionally lower maintenance fees.
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