The Boiler Factory Lofts are the most intimate authentic lofts in Toronto. With only 11 suites in the entire building, residents at 189 Queen St. East know that they’re on to something special. Each loft has a private terrace and features a unique design customized by the original purchasers. The lofts have 14” high ceilings with wooden beams, exposed brick walls and hardwood floors.
Developed by Paul De Haas, the building’s history goes back to the late 1800’s when it was a boiler factory. Throughout the years it changed hands, from an auction house to a retail showroom, until it was finally developed into residences in 2002. Loft conversions aka “hard lofts” are De Haas’ specialty—he is responsible for many throughout the city including the Knitting Mill Lofts, also on Queen Street East.
Location is an added benefit of living at the Boiler Factory Lofts. Situated across from Moss Park on Queen Street, east of Jarvis, residents get all the perks of living at such a central address. Nathan Phillips Square, City Hall and the Eaton Centre are all extremely accessible from the 501 streetcar that runs just outside the building.
In front of the Boiler Factory Lofts is The Esplanade, the Distillery District and Harbourfront. There are so many amazing restaurants, cafes, bars and boutiques in the area you won’t be able to choose which one to visit first. To welcome yourself to the neighbourhood, drop in at Ma Zone Home Décor for home furnishings, try Chef Loseto’s tasting menu at George Restaurant and grab a pint at The Richmond Rouge.
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