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 Leslieville, where industrial architecture slides itself expertly into residential purpose, the results truly are splendid and stylish!
Welcome to Loft 816 at WorkLofts - 319 Carlaw Avenue in Leslieville.
319 Carlaw personifies those design combinations, fusing together industrial history with residential and commercial future, and is well-positioned for those who covet the pedestrian lifestyle. Located just north of Queen Street East on Carlaw Avenue, this outstanding live/work loft is located in the heart of hip Leslieville. Up the street from the 24-hour Queen streetcar, daily shopping, café culture, and purveyors of the funky and fine, this romantic voluminous space is truly enhanced by a convenient urban village life. Our fav's include Mercury Espresso, Lady Marmalade for Brunch, Leslieville's newest boutique Good Neighbour, Delica Kitchen for delicious soups, salads and pret å manger sandwiches, and for those who crave something sweet, the always enticing Bobbette and Belle Bakery.
This is the ideal location for nature, water and fitness lovers. It’s just a short stroll, bike, or blade away from the sanctuary of the Leslie Spit, Hideaway Park, John Chang Neighbourhood Park, and the recreation of the Beach. Imagine, a location with accessible cardio cleansing, contemplation, and day dreaming just steps from your door! Are you a yogi (or thinking of becoming one?) You can stroll to Spirit Loft Yoga or the Flying Yogi (Canada’s first suspension yoga studio) are about a minute’s walk up the street. And for those who have to hit the road, Carlaw to Lake Shore Boulevard offers easy access to the Don Valley Parkway and the Gardiner Expressway. How amazing is that?
WorkLofts, part of Toronto's former textile and factory district, takes advantage of the angles of industrial architecture (enveloped in aluminum and glass), lending urban grit, texture and polish. Built in 2012 by Lamb Developments, this building combines work studio condominiums and residential condominiums, housed within modern interpretation of a century warehouse. The details in design anchor its place on the formerly industrial Carlaw Ave, connecting its industrial roots with its contemporary façade.
Eleven storeys high, 319 Carlaw is an expression of how the commercial intersects with community. It contains a total of 153 condominium units (125 Residential and 28 Commercial). There are one and two bedroom suites, ranging size from 378 square feet to 2100 square feet; the common thread throughout the building, common spaces and suites is contemporary cool. Each suite boasts four stainless steel appliances, in-unit washer and dryer, gas cooking, a natural gas bibb connection for barbequing on all balconies and terraces, high style euro kitchens, double thick stone countertops and high quality engineered hardwood floors throughout. Natural light is given ample room to enter and distribute, with suites reaching up with 9ft ceilings and floor to ceiling windows. Building amenities include outdoor terrace, party room, meeting rooms, security, key fob controlled access system, surveillance cameras and smoke and carbon monoxide sensors.
Suite 816 - having 754 square feet of intelligently-designed indoor/outdoor space - makes pragmatic use of its size, fusing fashion with function. From the front door, one finds the spacious spa-like bath featuring a lux Riobel shower system. Continuing further, past coat storage and in-unit stacking laundry, the Entertainment Zone is a series of articulated living spaces including a home office with built-in shelving, a dining space opposite the kitchen island, which flows uninterrupted into the seating area with its open concrete feature wall. Anchoring this open space is a well-designed kitchen with Caesarstone quartz counter tops and an undermount sink. A large centre island provides ample prep space - perfect for gathering round with friends and family. The bling factor is amplified with a stylish and smartly designed glass tile backsplash, quality stainless steel appliances and contemporary Scavolini cabinetry. The living space continues outdoor onto a generous balcony with a fantastic bright-lights big-city vista, complete with gas bibb for BBQ hook-up! The suite is rounded out with a large bedroom with voluminous walk-in closet. How terrific is that? And while this stellar location is ideal for those without a car (there's an AutoShare Car just steps down the street at 201 Carlaw!), should you need parking, spaces are available from the developer for $29,900 plus fees and applicable taxes.
Do you crave the combination of contemporary cool with a side of innovative architecture industrial innovation, and a location that promotes the best of urban living? This may be the spot for you!
Are you familiar with the Leslieville/Riverside/South Riverdale locale? Have a look at our Leslieville/Riverside/South Riverdale Neighbourhood Page featuring our flavour video, city census data on the area plus past amenity blogs! And for more, here are our other Neighbourhood Pages in the City of Toronto! We adore Toronto real estate!SOLD