The Robert Watson Lofts, at 363 Sorauren Avenue, is an innovative mix of old and new. One of the buildings, in this 2-building complex, was converted from the historic Robert Watson candy factory that dates back to 1903. The original brick and wood columns were preserved and skillfully incorporated into the design of each hard loft by Kohn Architects.
The other part of the Robert Watson Lofts in a newly constructed addition made of concrete, steel and glass. Although the units in the second building are soft lofts, they were inspired by their hard loft neighbours with industrial finishes and open-concept floorplans.
Ranging from small studio units to 2-bedroom suites with a den, the lofts at 363 Sorauren Avenue are all bright and spacious. Ceiling heights go up to 16” and common features include exposed concrete columns, polished concrete floors, marble countertops, stainless steel appliances and oversized soaker tubs.
Built by Sky Development Group, Robert Watson Lofts is undoubtedly a gem in Toronto’s Roncesvalles neighbourhood. As the city continues to grow westward, this area close to High Park will continually appreciate in value. Largely residential, Roncesvalles Village is a safe and secure community with tree-lined side streets and thriving local establishments.
It’s also a very accessible part of Toronto with many streetcar stop and the Dundas West subway station up on Bloor Street. For Robert Watson residents who drive, there are direct routes to the Gardiner Expressway and Lakeshore Boulevard. There’s also resident and visitor parking at 363 Sorauren. Other amenities in the building include bicycle storage, an exercise room, storage lockers, a lounge and a lobby designed by Hudson Kruse Design.