If you’ve been seeking a dream urban habitat with the ‘wow’ factor that can only be found in one of Toronto’s hippest neighbourhoods, look no further then this show-stopping space at the Chocolate Company Lofts on Queen West.
With the patina of its former days as a chocolate factory, married with all the conveniences of a stellar location, this conversion is a terrific example of what's coveted in an urbane awe-inspiring nest.
Have you been searching for a quality, concrete 'n cool loft in a Triple AAA neighbourhood?
Welcome to 955 Queen Street West, Loft 505.
Located on Queen Street West at Crawford Street, The Chocolate Company Lofts is situated in arguably one of the best locations for a Toronto loft development. Just cross the street and you will find yourself in the picturesque Trinity-Bellwoods Park. With it’s dog-friendly vibe, weekly farmer’s market and the annual Queen West Art Crawl, this lush green space is not surprisingly the focal point of the neighbourhood. Regarded for its provenance in Vogue And The Economist which praised Queen West as cool and livable, this centre-of-it-all location is dotted with tasty bakeries and independent coffee shops like Nadge and White Squirrel, brunch and dinner destinations like Terroni and The Bristol, and a cornucopia of art galleries and fashionable boutiques. It is also a hop, skip and a jump to Ossington Avenue where a burgeoning art gallery mise-en-scene and grooving social stops are popping up amidst the traditional Portuguese bakers and butchers still serving their long-established clientele. Of course, no ultimate urban experience would be complete without access to public transport. The 24-hour Queen streetcar is literally steps away, or just walk south to the King streetcar.
Once home to the Paterson Chocolate Factory, The Chocolate Company Lofts were converted in 2005 by Plazacorp Developments from the two original buildings into hard lofts, and were united with a new six-storey addition, now housing 144 units. The result is an effective mix of hard lofts with original architectural features, and new, more modern soft lofts. The old chocolate factory to the east of the building offers exposed brick walls, wood posts and 12-foot wood ceilings. The soft loft units have very functional layouts with 10.5 feet concrete ceilings. All units have exposed duct work, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The building also offers a 24-hour concierge, a cool party room and a basic exercise room.
Loft 505 is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom plus den space that holds unique appeal, which is an important element in keeping and growing your asset value in your investment. The soaring 10.5 foot exposed concrete ceilings and large expansive windows serve to draw the eye in and up, amplifying the sense of space, air, and light. The light hardwood floors throughout compliment the understated colour scheme. There is a ‘house-like’ feel to this generous 1073-square-foot space and its split-bedroom plan.
Efficiently-configured, the kitchen boasts lots of cabinetry and counter space - not to mention the recently upgraded stainless steel appliances - making it the perfect spot for creating culinary delights. Are you a canning and preserving enthusiast? The pantry just off the foyer offers generous storage for all your jam and pickled creations. The kitchen overlooks an expansive living room and dining room, that’s spacious enough for post-dinner drinks with friends yet cozy enough to settle-in with a good glass of wine and your favourite Netfix show. Tucked off to the side is the den, made separate by clever double doors which connect the space by allowing light to flow through freely. This is a fantastic bonus room!
The master bedroom is well-proportioned and sunlit, creating an area with an aura of calm and repose, and the adjoining den offers additional sense of privacy and separation from the living area. The ensuite has an equally tranquil effect. A good-sized second bedroom is right next to the second washroom, making this loft well-suited to young couples and families.
Including parking, locker and a double bike storage, this pet-friendly (two pets per unit, no weight restrictions) loft condominium has all the right ingredients of the perfect pad! So if loft living with historic flair in a fantastic location that's walkable to all things cool ticks all your boxes, this is a 'must see''!
Have you met Queen West yet? If you don't know this area very well, here's our Neighbourhood Page on Queen West including our flavour video, the city census data on the area, plus several past blogs on area amenities! And consider checking out our other Neighbourhood Pages!
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