If you are a cook or a creative soul, you are endlessly fascinated by the differences in your end product (some subtle, some overt) when you combine different mediums or ingredients. When you cross that same chemistry in housing design, say, in high-demand Riverside, where the loft aesthetic slides itself expertly into residential purpose, the results truly are splendid and stylish!
Welcome to 90 Broadview Avenue, Loft 828!
Once predominantly home to much of the city’s industrial fabric, for a period of time South Riverdale, or 'Riverside', was not considered a desirable location. It was a working class neighbourhood that housed many of the employees of the area’s factories and the rail yards which supplied them. This popular post provides an overview of Why Toronto’s East Side Real Estate Has Historically Been Cheaper. But since the 1980s, the area began attracting white collar professionals who valued the proximity to the financial core. While a lot of the modest row, semi-detached and detached brick and frame housing stock remains occupied by Anglo working-class and Asian immigrants, more and more housing have been upgraded and renovated into luxury property. Old industrial warehouses along Carlaw Avenue have been converted into loft condominiums, and a number of former commercial and industrial sites have been redeveloped into modern mid-rise condominiums. In fact, the area’s transition and revitalization from poverty to popular has been topic of fascination by urban academics for the past forty years.
Today, South Riverdale, including nearby trendy Leslieville, is the kind of neighbourhood where young professionals and creative types frequent hip cafés and restaurants, chic boutiques, and funky furniture stores. Along with a bustling main strip, the area also has a generous amount of green space. Sports enthusiasts can head to Greenwood Park for outdoor swimming, baseball, and come winter, ice skating. Ornithophiles can spot snowy owls and Baltimore orioles at the Leslie Street Spit, and Sunday strollers can meander along the winding paths at Cherry Beach.
It’s steps to everything and a stone’s throw from downtown and all that Queen East has to offer. Dine, shop and play without leaving your neighbourhood. Start your day with a morning latte at Te Aro Coffee Roasters, (just a short walk away) or pick up fresh and wholesome bite at the nearby Delica Kitchen. Or stop in for a drink and tasty app at Goods & Provisions a few blocks east on Queen. Want to check out a new band? No better place to discover new sounds like at the historic Opera House. And for those who have to hit the road, the 501 Queen Streetcar runs for 24 hours and can get you all the way to Long Branch in Etobicoke. If you prefer to move around the city by car, Carlaw to Lakeshore Boulevard offers easy access to the Don Valley Parkway and the Gardiner Expressway. Need a ZipCar? There are two located 3 blocks away on Queen at Saulter. How amazing is that?
This ideal urban setting is also the home of The Ninety at 90 Broadview Avenue, just south of Queen Street East. Redeveloped and converted by Harhay Construction and designed by Core Architects, the structure was built partially above a century-old, four-storey office building while those offices remained occupied. The original purpose for the building was as a Coca Cola bottling plant, and since the concrete pillars were strong enough to handle more floors on top, instead of tearing down the structure as other developers proposed, Harhay liked the idea that the building provided a place for living and working. The 9-storey building, featuring 220 units ranging in size from 434 square feet to 1250 square feet, offers loft-styled architecture, open concepts, and exposed concrete. The suites offer 9 to 11-foot ceilings, exposed concrete column per plan, hardwood floors throughout living areas, floor-to-ceiling windows, and European kitchens with stainless steel appliances.
Boasting 11-foot ceilings, impressive concrete pillars, and exposed concrete ceilings, loft 828 makes a bold impression! This spectacular open concept loft, offering 1167 square feet of well-executed living space, has a North exposure; we hope you are a lover of light and love breathtaking views, because these floor-to-ceiling windows are spectacular! Upgraded and deck-out, the modern chef's kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances, including a coveted chefs 5-burner gas cooktop and a stunning oversized island that serves the dual purpose of prep space and breakfast bar. Tucked off the bustle of the main living area, the den is a complete bonus, ready for you to turn it into a space that suits your creative or studious needs!
The roomy master bedroom with a slick walk-through closet and ensuite bath will make for a comfortable retreat at the end of your day. The second bedroom (which sits on the other side of the loft, thanks to a smart split plan) is ideal for an office or guest bedroom. The expansive terrace is an entertainer's dream, offering sweeping city views and a gas hookup for your BBQ!
TWO parking spots and a locker are simply the icing on the cake!! This bold n' bright loft will be home to one lucky buyer!
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Want to learn more about this neighbourhood? Check out our Leslieville / Riverside / South Riverdale Neighbourhood Page, including our flavour videos, the city census data on the areas, plus several past blogs on area amenities! Or view our other Neighbourhood Pages! We love Toronto's diversity!SOLD