Zen Lofts, at 42 Camden Street, is one of the most sought after buildings in Toronto. Its location, right in the heart of the Fashion District, and its sleek urban design are an unbeatable combination for anyone with lofts on the brain.
Despite an address in Toronto’s downtown core, Zen Lofts is, as its name suggests, a tranquil and intimate residence. The 9-storey glass building houses only 35 suites. They’re bright, open concept spaces that are inspired by authentic warehouse conversions.
Completed in 2006 by Harhay Developments, the lofts at 42 Camden feature exposed columns with flared capitals, oversized hardwood veneer doors, terraces equipped with outdoor lighting and a natural gas supply. The ceilings are 9” high and in the penthouse suites, they are 2” higher.
The lofts, which range in size between 528 to 1800 sq. ft., were designed by Core Architects. I routinely include projects from that firm because they are masters at incorporating modern design with luxury accommodations. If you are looking for a hard loft (i.e. warehouse/factory conversion) but are willing to compromise with a soft loft (i.e. newly constructed loft), checking out Core Architects’ portfolio would be a good place to begin. Some examples of their work include Charlotte Lofts, Chelsea Lofts and Camden Lofts.
It’s not a coincidence that many of their designs can be found in the same neighbourhood. Residents at Zen Lofts are close to all the action in the Entertainment and Financial Districts. They can easily walk to Chinatown, Harbourfront or Trinity Bellwoods Park. Everything you love about living downtown is on your doorstep—great restaurants, cafes, galleries, theatres, boutiques, markets and more.