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A Sun-Kissed Soft Loft With Cobblestone Mews View In The Distillery District

A Sun-Kissed Soft Loft With Cobblestone Mews View In The Distillery District


Offered at: $749,000


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If you've been looking to marry a modern space with a charming historical view in a dynamite location, you know how hard it is to acquire the perfect combination of all three requirements. Either the space isn't contemporary enough, other buildings block the panorama, or the location offers chain store amenities with none of the independent retail personality you prefer. Luckily, we have the perfect place for you! 

This brilliant n' bijou one-bedroom plus den loft in Pure Spirit - the pre-eminent address in the city's dynamic Distillery District - offers you contemporary living with twinkling city views and life-enriching amenities in the proverbial beating heart of the neighbourhood!

 

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Located in the Distillery District - the site of what was once the largest distillery in the world operated by Gooderham and Worts - this top-notch soft loft is located opposite a 13-acre automobile-free precinct having 40 heritage buildings and ten streetscapes dating from 1832. Containing the largest and best-preserved collection of Victorian-era industrial architecture in North America, it opened to critical acclaim in 2003 as a pedestrian-oriented arts, culture and entertainment neighbourhood. The majority of the buildings are occupied with unique boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, jewellery stores, cafes, and coffee spots, including the well-known Mill Street Brewery. The upper floors of a number of buildings have been leased to artists as studio spaces and to offices tenants with a "creative focus". It's also home to the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, which serves as the home of the Soulpepper Theatre Company and the drama productions of nearby George Brown College, along with an Early Learning Centre Pre-school, and an intermediate school for the performing and liberal arts.

We can't stress enough how fab this 'hood is unique gifts! Are you on the hunt for something specific for your home, or do you just fancy some browsing and treasure hunting? You’ve got a number of incredible stores to explore, each one providing an enjoyable shopping experience. Some of our faves are Blackbird Vintage Finds, food artisan Maisonette and cheekily-named Sniffany & Co is a 'must' for trendy pet owners!

You can also complete all your daily errands lickety-split, as all the essentials are within a short stroll of Mill Street: grocery stores (Rabba Fine Foods, No Frills, & Wildly Delicious Fine Foods), pharmacies (Shoppers Drug Mart & Front Street Pharmacy), the LCBO, and more - all within a 5-minute walk.

If you are a fan of craft beer, pop by the Mill St. Brewery. Nothing says homespun Canadian comfort like a good ole pub - especially one located in an original distillery! You can savour an incredible cup of coffee at Arvo Coffee, or pick-up mouth-watering fresh-baked breads and pastries at Brick Street Bakery. For a social and shareable meal with friends, hit Madrina Tapas, or try out the area's most popular bistro - Cluny! And for our favourite pizza? Walk 8 minutes to Mangia & Bevi for fresh Neopolitan-style pies (plus pasta!) - it's totally worth it!!

Staying in for dinner? If you love to cook, you'll adore the neighbourhood Farmer's Market that runs every Sunday from May through October, rain or shine. It features unique, local, and artisanal products and the friendly vendors love to engage their customers and neighbours, enlightening them about their wares or simply shooting the breeze! There's also the St.Lawrence Market just 5 minutes away! Speaking of markets, living in this neighbourhood will offer you a front-row seat to Toronto's famous Christmas Market - now 11 years running! Not only does it improve tourism and boost business for local shops, but it offers a magical destination where you can celebrate the season with friends and family amid the backdrop and spirit of traditional European Christmas Markets! Love!

Lover of green space? Us too! There's something revitalizing about being able to visit a park amidst the concrete and glass of downtown! This address is in proximity to Parliament Square Park, David Crombie Park, and the new Corktown Commons! Even Lake Ontario is mere minutes away! A 10-minute bike or 20-minute walk will take you to Toronto's beloved Cherry Beach!

Without a doubt, this is revitalizing downtown location, within walking distance to the waterfront, Yonge Street, and Union Station, is emerging as one of Toronto's most distinctive neighbourhoods. And if you'd prefer to take transit to explore the city, the 121 Bus is right at your doorstep, and the 504 King Streetcar is just two minutes away, connecting you to the Yonge-Bloor Subway!

Completed in 2008 by Cityscape Developments, Pure Spirit condominium is a classic modern 33-storey glass tower anchored by an architecturally arresting five-floor brick-clad podium. Designed by award-winning Architects Alliance, this condominium is comprised of 378 soft lofts ranging in size from 519 square feet to 2500 square feet. Here's a bonus; if you find yourself out fo the city for a long stretch, management allows owners to lease their suites, with the minimum lease period being 6-months. The pet-friendly building offers several top-notch amenities including 24-hour concierge, a landscaped roof garden, an outdoor swimming pool with hot tub, a fully-equipped exercise room, media, game, and multi-purpose rooms, and even three fully furnished guest suites! How amazing is that?

As you enter the intelligently-designed 832-square-foot interior, you're immediately struck by its soft loft style, characterized by white walls, concrete ceilings, and warm wood floors. The suite's entertainment area is bathed in natural light and oozes relaxation. You'll love the expansive wall of glass that frames the Distillery District beyond with its cobblestone streets and historic buildings, give a sense of privacy and freedom while being connected to something much larger than yourself. The open kitchen sits quietly along one wall, awaiting your culinary creativity; who wouldn't love to prepare a meal at a fully outfitted workspace with contemporary cabinetry and stainless steel appliances? 

Located off the main hall and connected to the pristine 4-piece washroom, the sleeping sanctuary provides a welcome respite after long work days or for tired feet after trying to keep pace with city life! Even someone who loves the 'bright lights, big city' experience needs to curl up and cocoon in their own oasis now and then, so just close the frosted sliding doors - allowing only the softest glow of daylight to filter through - and take some "me time"! What's more, this loft has a flex space off the foyer that would make a cozy den, optional second bedroom or a convenient office - especially now, when so many of us are working from home!

This sparkling urban package is completed by ensuite laundry, a deeded underground parking space - just one floor below which is easy to access - and a deeded locker on the second level! The suite has common fees of $652.43, which cover water, heat, central air conditioning, building insurance, common elements, parking, and locker - only hydro is separate!

Loft 430 is an efficiently laid out one-bed, one-bath urban retreat that's perfect for busy professionals - swinging singles and contemporary couples alike!

For more information or to book a private viewing, contact Jim Killoch at jim@urbaneer.com!

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