If you’ve been on the lookout in the city centre to see which neighbourhoods offer the best mix of character, urban life, and convenience, you already know one of the very best and most dynamic areas is the original Olde Town of York. Before Toronto became the modern thriving metropolis it is today, it was known as the Town of York, and it is this ten-block area that now forms the historic core of Toronto.
For those in the know, this vintage pocket of character architecturally significant buildings with contemporary mid-rise infill developments provides an engaging street life with the very best of urban amenities. Located on the west side of Sherbourne Street, between Richmond and Adelaide Streets, the Imperial Lofts Condominium is in one of the city’s most convenient urban locations. All your transportation needs are covered, with the 24hour 504 King and 501 Queen streetcars connecting directly to the Yonge and University Subway lines, plus it’s a short stroll south to the Go and Via Rail trains! However, in this location you’re more likely to live your life embracing the neighbourhood by foot, where you’re a short stroll to everyday shopping including the charming St. Lawrence Market with its purveyors of fresh produce and specialty foods, Fahrenheit Coffee (Sameer and his crew really pull a mean shot!), and even a nearby top notch 24hour Metro grocer for those with irregular work hours. And for those with a love of design, you’re smack dab in the centre of oodles of design retailers, art galleries and an outstanding array of entertainment and cafés, including our faves Fusaro's Italian and George Street Diner on Richmond Street and The Beerbistro located on King Street East. Living at the Imperial Lofts means you've got it all at your fingertips!
Situated in two of Toronto's finest heritage buildings, the Imperial Optical Warehouse and Office Building, the Imperial Lofts consists of a 6-storey authentic loft building built in 1905, and a 3-storey office building in the art-deco style from the 1930's, both of which have been restored to create 65 condominium lofts. Converted by PlazaCorp in 1997, this intimate complex features rustic brick walls, vintage wood beam columns, hardwood floors, and loads of character - witness the period elevator cab at 90 Sherbourne! - it is as charming inside as it is out.
Welcome to 90 Sherbourne, Loft 604!
This top floor vintage corner loft is a stylish sun-filled 2 bedroom, 1 bath open concept space featuring large windows with north and west exposures. Thoughtfully designed, there's convenient ensuite laundry directly adjacent the kitchen, and a large second bedroom complete with its own closet and built-in shelving. A full four piece bath is situated between the master and second bedrooms, creating a split-bedroom plan. The exceptional open concept entertainment space features two walls of 100 year old red brick walls, vintage wood beams, classic mullioned windows and high ceilings. With the original patina of the old factory hardwood floors throughout, the galley-style kitchen with upgraded appliances, granite counters and convenient breakfast bar make this the perfect space to gather friends round. Completely separate, a substantial master bedroom features a large operable window, ceiling heights of over 10 feet and built-in custom cabinetry. The original owner even upgraded the sound isolation materials on the single wall shared with another unit for greater privacy - how perfect is that? This is a dreamy setting for domestic bliss!
This is a quality vintage character loft in a truly dynamite location! Ready for occupancy November 1st, including a generously sized basement locker and super convenient underground parking for one vehicle - earlier occupancy may be possible - please ask us!
Want more info? Contact James@urbaneer.com!
Are you familiar with the St Lawrence Market locale? Have a look at our St Lawrence Market 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! There's nothing we adore more than Toronto real estate!SOLD