Authentic loft conversions, aka “hard lofts”, are an obvious choice for SelectCondos. They are exclusive properties that are in high demand and low supply. Imperial Lofts, converted by Plaza Corp in the late 90’s, is a fantastic example of what can be done with Toronto’s historic buildings.
At 90 Sherbourne Street, you find the larger part of the Imperial Lofts complex. This Mill-Style structure is 6 storeys—double the size of its neighbour at 80 Sherbourne. Originally an Imperial Optical Warehouse, this building dates back to 1905. The lofts within 90 Sherbourne are some of the most stunning spaces in the entire city. They feature 10 ½” ceilings, exposed wood beams, wood floors, exposed brick walls and exposed ducts and pipes.
On the rooftop of the building you will find BBQs and a panoramic view of Toronto. It’s a great place to relax or entertain. The only other amenities in the building are parking spots and lockers. Because of the lack of facilities, maintenance fees at Imperial Lofts are very reasonable.
Located east of Jarvis and south of Queen Street East, anything you need is only a few moments away. This neighbourhood, known as Corktown, is one of Toronto’s most rapidly developing districts with many interesting restaurants, pubs, boutiques and cafes popping up all the time. Some of the local favourites in Corktown are Dominion on Queen, Redline Coffee & Espresso Bar and Sweetgrass Spa.
From Corktown, it is also easy to commute within the city via the TTC. In fact, both the Queen and King subway stations are only a short walk away. If you prefer to drive, the nearby Gardiner Expressway and Lakeshore Boulevard will get you where you need to go.