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A Factory Loft Overlooking Sorauren Park In Roncesvalles

A Factory Loft Overlooking Sorauren Park In Roncesvalles


Offered at: $619,000


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Sometimes a spectacular dwell isn't about size as much as proportion, and how it relates to its immediate surroundings. This immaculately-designed, stylishly-upgraded, 1080-square-foot brick and beam slice of authentic Toronto history has a spectacular private south-facing sun-drenched terrace which provides direct walk-out access to Sorauren Park. Located at Sorauren Lofts in hip Roncesvalles Village, this picture-perfect hard loft is a perfect celebration of design savvy and exceptional situation.

Welcome to 347 Sorauren Avenue, Loft 120.

 

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The Roncesvalles Village neighbourhood was originally developed in the late 1880's for the Scottish and Irish merchant class, although, by the 1940s, the neighbourhood had transitioned into the cultural centre for the Polish community. In the 1990's, thanks to the decline of commercial activity by the aging population, an opportunity arose for the cycle of revitalization to begin in the neighbourhood. As the long-time residents sold their homes, a younger creative community moved in, attracted to the well-constructed, well-proportioned, affordable housing stock. The location was deemed 'downtown', but not too 'urban', boasting proximity to the lake and plenty of green space. The rapid influx of new homeowners fueled gentrification; it created the impetus for a housing rebirth, including the conversion of the warehouses and factories (many on Sorauren Avenue) to lofts with a fashionable urban vibe.

Today, Roncesvalles Village has blossomed into a liberal progressive family-friendly neighbourhood. It's evolution is a testament to how neighbourhoods can retain their roots while enjoying a renewed celebration for urban life. On vibrant Roncesvalles Avenue you'll find a charming mix of grocers, butchers and bakers, cafes, gift shops, and the celebrated Revue Cinema. Be sure to stop in for a bite at one of the many fantastic eateries; the retro-fabulous La Cubana is one of our favorites! Are you a lover of nature? Consider heading to nearby High Park for a refreshing stroll or run followed by lunch at the Grenadier Cafe or Pizzeria Defina!

Sorauren Park was itself created after the local community objected to City of Toronto plans to convert a former bus garage into a facility for storing City vehicles. The park, which opened in 1995, now hosts several sporting fields, a farmer's market on Mondays, and contains a field house for community gatherings. There are two mini-soccer fields for youth soccer, two tennis courts and one baseball diamond. For fans of our four-legged friends, open space is set aside for a dog 'off-leash' area. At Halloween the park becomes a stunning festival of lit pumpkins and in the wintertime ice rinks are set up on the field. How remarkable is that? 

Centrally located, 347 Sorauren Avenue is a short drive to the QEW highway and only a block south of the Dundas West streetcar that connects to the Bloor subway line or travels east directly into the central core. While the immediate surroundings convey industrial heritage, what's especially delightful is how The Sorauren Lofts offer all the amenities of village life. Converted in 1999 by developer Mel Brown, the building is a former ball-bearing manufacturing plant dating from the 1900's. Totaling 48 units ranging in size from 530 to 1680 square feet, the low-rise 2 storey structure features authentic lofts with exposed original brick and soaring wood ceilings - many of which open on to Sorauren Park. There is adjacent surface parking, and building amenities include a party/meeting room, security system, and tennis court. And barbecues are allowed on the patios!

Loft 120 features fourteen-foot white painted timber ceilings, original white-painted brick walls, and south facing factory-style windows. Beautifully proportioned, the 1080 square feet of living space is complimented by a generous sun-drenched terrace which connects directly onto lush Sorauren Park! The dreamy designer chef's kitchen with sleek custom cabinetry and the flexible living zone offers the ideal balance of urban edge and domestic bliss. This dreamy boutique loft, which includes surface parking for one vehicle and an ensuite locker space, serves up serious 'WOW' factor; it's everything you'd want in a loft, and a fantastic opportunity for your movie-star self!

Is Roncesvalles Village the neighbourhood for you? Check out our Neighbourhood Page on Roncesvalles Village including a great flavour video, the city census profiles, plus several of our blogs on local amenities! Or check out our other Neighbourhood Pages!

Want to learn more? Contact james@urbaneer.com for more info!

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