With an original structure dating back to 1860, the St. Lawrence Lofts is the oldest loft conversion building in Toronto. It was developed into a residence in the early 2000’s but the carefully preserved features such as exposed brick walls, wooden beams and hardwood floors are literally pre-confederate.
The historic Heritage building stands 4 storeys high and houses only 53 lofts. They feature 15” ceilings and open, spacious layouts ranging in size from 593 to 1290 sq. ft. There is no parking included but in this neighbourhood you’ll find that you don’t need a car.
For example, St. Lawrence Lofts is literally across the street from the St. Lawrence Market, in the heart of the St. Lawrence neighbourhood. Because the building’s residents are so close to the market, they can easily swing by the Toronto landmark to pick up an assortment of fresh, rare and gourmet food items. The ferry terminal at Queens Quay is a couple blocks south which means that a trip to the Toronto Islands with a picnic basket full of market finds couldn’t be easier.
In the last decade, this area has boomed with condominium buildings, trendy restaurants and curated boutiques. Acclaimed local favourites include the Beer Bistro, Ki Modern Japanese + Bar and Eight Wine Bar. There are also a couple of surrounding parks such as Berczy to the west, Saint James to the north and David Crombie, which is just south of The Esplanade.
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