Originally a neo-Gothic church built in 1911, The Abbey Lofts is a formidable residential conversion with striking historical features. There are 24 units with beautiful arched doors, 13” ceilings, sunken living rooms and galley-style kitchens. One of the units also features several solid wood church doors that lead out to a 30” terrace.
The historical element of these lofts, located at 384 Sunnyside Avenue, makes it one of the most coveted buildings in the city. Authentic loft conversions, aka “hard lofts,” are always in high demand because of their unique aesthetic and innovative architecture. In the case of 100-year-old buildings, such as The Abbey Lofts, the supply is extremely low which further drives up the demand.
Throughout the years, The Abbey Lofts will continue to appreciate in value because it’s located in the heart of Toronto’s up and coming west end. Nestled between High Park and Roncesvalles Village, the neighbourhood is a ripple effect zone the benefits from nearby communities including Bloordale Village and Liberty Village.
Despite its recent revitalization, this part of the city is well-established with trendy restaurants, theatres, galleries, cafes and pubs. Just east of 384 Sunnyside Avenue, on Roncesvalles, you will find local favourites such as Revue Cinema, Butler’s Pantry and Fat Cat Wine Bar. If you walk in the other direction, past Parkside Drive, you’ll be on the border of High Park. Dinner, a movie and a walk through 400-acres of urban green space can be an everyday pastime for residents at The Abbey Lofts.