In one of the most iconic and memorable 1960's era songs, singer Petula Clark summed it up best when she sang: "Things will be great when you're downtown. Everything is waiting for you, downtown.” In housing terms, this means that - for some - being nearby the action isn't enough; there are those of us who crave total immersion in the quintessential urban experience!
Welcome to 155 Dalhousie Street, Loft 543.
Located at the veritable beating heart of the city, steps from Ryerson University and the Eaton Centre, this spacious 1 Bedroom/1 Bath authentic loft is a winning choice for the urbanite who seeks to combine a coveted location with an inspirational living space. Life here means living the pedestrian lifestyle as it is meant to be - with ample amenities, including shopping, public transport, and a host of eateries all within an easy walk of your doorstep.
Loft 543 is one of 600 spaces located in the iconic Merchandise Building. Originally a warehouse for retailers Simpsons and Sears, this circa 1910 building - characterized as a classic example of 20th Century Industrial Style which marries its traditional architectural façade with contemporary industrial interiors - was redeveloped in the 1990s as this landmark loft conversion. Developed by Cresford Developments, the project - which comprises five phases - is one of the largest warehouse loft conversions in Toronto. Upon its completion in 2000, this notable building won a number of awards, including accolades from Heritage Toronto and the Greater Toronto Home Builders Association. In addition to having a sweeping four storey interior lobby and indoor half-basketball court, there are a host of amenities that will quickly elevate the quality of life for the lucky tenant, including a fully equipped gym, a meeting room, games room, sauna and spa. The rooftop offers a swimming pool, a party room, an expansive patio with BBQ area featuring a stunning bright-lights big-city vista and even an area for you to walk your dog! How fantastic is that?
Upon entering this exquisite loft that expands over 630 square feet, the eye is immediately drawn upwards, pulled by soaring 12 foot ceilings and huge windows that envelop you with a sense of space and natural light. Marrying the grit of its past with a chic redux - the appealing result in fusing the industrial with the domestic - the polished concrete floors spread throughout the space and reflect light from the eastern exposure. A dreamy and efficient chef’s kitchen which is open to the spacious entertainment zone is sublime and offers ample creative space to savour, celebrate and enjoy with all whom you hold dear.
We particularly adore the expansive master sanctuary, which immediately extends an invitation for respite and repose. This calming space extends into a semi-ensuite luxe spa-like bath, and features adjacent ample storage. The loft includes parking for one vehicle, and a generously sized storage locker as well.
Is there anything easier or more brilliant than having a grocer as a neighbour? With Metro Grocer on the lower level of this building, you'll likely never have to rush to the neighbours to borrow a cup of sugar! And there's more - within a five-minute walk is the amazing Balzac’s Coffee Roasters, notable craft beer brewers Dominion on Queen, and the Jazz Bistro, a long-time hot spot for Toronto's finest live jazz. In the mood for some comfort food? One of the city's classic diners, the Senator Cafe, is also within a five-minute walk - you'll find its outstanding menu and refined service and elegant sensibility the perfect destination for gathering with friends or professional colleagues.
On a mission to source the ideal hostess gift? Stop in at Spruce on Parliament Street to assess their brilliant and beautiful array of gifts and home accessories. If you're entertaining friends or colleagues and are finding yourselves in the mood for a smart and stylish evening cocktail, be sure to give Carbon Bar on Queen Street East a try - it's one of Urbaneer's go to spots in the neighbourhood, and it's only a few short steps from your door.
This bespoke loft is a truly top notch offering for those who are seeking the best of the best downtown, especially when it comes to where and how they live. In move-in condition, this very special residence is ready for occupancy this April at $1700 per month plus hydro, parking and locker included. With WOW! factor like this, who wouldn't want to live here?
Want to learn more? Contact James@urbaneer.com for more information!
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