When it comes to mixing the old with the new, the Broadview Lofts show Toronto how it’s done. While most buildings are either authentic “hard” loft conversions or constructed “soft” loft-style suites, Broadview Lofts houses both types under the same roof.
The first 5 floors of the 7 storey building are loft conversions with amazing details hailing back to the turn of the century such as original tongue and groove wood ceilings and sandblasted brick walls. Conversely, the top 2 floors of Broadview Lofts give the building a sleek, modern edge with its constructed loft suites encased in a sleek glass and steel extension.
Developed by The Sorbara Group and designed by the Turner Fleischer Architects, 68 Broadview Avenue was seamlessly transformed from the historic Rexall drug warehouse into a luxury housing residence. There are 179 units in total and they range in size from approximately 800 to 16,000 sq. ft. Ceilings can reach over 10” high and every unit boasts large windows. Some of building’s amenities include a rooftop terrace, a party room and underground parking.
Nearby parks, restaurants, galleries and boutiques make Broadview Loft’s location enviable. Just south of Queen Street East, the building is surrounded by the vibrant neighbourhoods of Leslieville, Corktown and the Distillery District. Because of its easy access to major highways, zipping uptown or downtown from Broadview Avenue couldn’t be simpler. The Queen streetcar can also take residents right downtown to popular destinations such as Nathan Phillips Square, Massey Hall and the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.