One of the greatest gifts in the business that I am in, is that every single time I get to dive in, time travel and explore the energy and vibe of a community, a building or a home.Last week, I had the privilege of helping one of our clients to move into one of west end’s coolest hard-loft conversions at 1100 Lansdowne Ave.

This historic Foundry Building is loaded with so much character located in the vibrant community of Davenport Village.The whole street is steeped in history, before we even enter the building. This authentic 2008 hard-loft conversion is sculpted from a former 19th century train factory. Just imagine all the fun conversations you can have with family and friends.

Inside, there is an architecturally breathtaking sun-filled communal atrium stretching approximately 16,000sq. ft throughout the whole central area. This comfortable year-round interior courtyard offers multiple sitting and relaxing areas that allow adults to hang out, read, work and more importantly kids to play. Hallways are lit by skylights in the entrance hall and give every loft a main entrance onto the shared 4-storey atrium.

The Foundry Lofts have 104 units of various sizes. The majority of the units are 2 storey lofts with 2 bedroom and 2 washrooms, most just under 1,200 square feet that are selling at mid $800,000 and renting at approximately $3,150 depending on their condition and location.The remaining units are mostly one storey units in the 729 square foot range that are selling over $700,000 and renting over $2,500 depending on their condition and location. There are some 3 storey appx. 1800-square-foot units at both ends, three 3-storey units in the middle of the west side, and a scattering of odd sized units on the ends of the building and near the entrance. These units are selling well over $1,100,000 and renting over $4,000 depending on their condition and location.

Most units offer soaring ceilings with exposed heritage brick, triple height warehouse arched windows and duct work. Residents have access to an exercise room, a media room, a party room. Visitor, resident parking and bike storage are available.

Around the corner, there is Balzac Coffee shop, Food Basics, Shoppers Drug Mart. It is just minutes away from Galleria Shopping Centre, Earls Court Park, High Park, Lansdowne Subway, Corso Italia and so much more.

1100 Lansdowne Ave is where we experience a balance of historical and modern lifestyle, rising from the scraps of Toronto’s industrial golden age to today’s modern Davenport Village neighbourhood.

With love and gratitude

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