If you’re looking for a unique urban space in a neighbourhood with a relaxed vibe, but want to be close enough to the downtown core to make the morning commute a breeze, then The Ninety Lofts on Broadview and Queen Street East are definitely a strong contender!
Considered a beacon of the cutting edge, this central downtown east location is a destination of choice for the high-styled, but down-to-earth buyer. For those seeking a calibre domestic space that exudes the industrial "cool factor" of a loft conversion, this stellar offering will do more than draw you in - it will give you reason to stay!
Welcome to Penthouse 911 at 90 Broadview Avenue, offered for $629,900.
Once predominantly home to much of the city’s industrial fabric, for a period of time South Riverdale, or 'Riverside', was not considered a desirable location. It was a working class neighbourhood that housed many of the employees of the area’s factories and the rail yards which supplied them. This popular post provides an overview of Why Toronto’s East Side Real Estate Has Historically Been Cheaper. But since the 1980s, the area began attracting white collar professionals who valued the proximity to the financial core. While a lot of the modest row, semi-detached and detached brick and frame housing stock remains occupied by Anglo working-class and Asian immigrants, more and more housing have been upgraded and renovated into luxury property. Old industrial warehouses along Carlaw Avenue have been converted into loft condominiums, and a number of former commercial and industrial sites have been redeveloped into modern mid-rise condominiums. In fact, the area’s transition and revitalization from poverty to popular has been topic of fascination by urban academics for the past forty years.
Today, South Riverdale, including trendy Leslieville and Riverside, is the kind of neighbourhood where young professionals and creative types frequent hip cafés and restaurants, chic boutiques, and funky furniture stores. Along with a bustling main strip, the area also has a generous amount of green space. Sports enthusiasts can head to Greenwood Park for outdoor swimming, baseball, and come winter, ice skating. Ornithophiles can spot snowy owls and Baltimore orioles at the Leslie Street Spit, and Sunday strollers can meander along the winding paths at Cherry Beach.
This ideal urban setting is also the home of The Ninety Lofts at 90 Broadview Avenue, just south of Queen Street East. Redeveloped and converted by Harhay Construction and designed by Core Architects, the structure was built partially above a century-old, four-storey office building while those offices remained occupied. The original purpose for the building was as a Coca Cola bottling plant, and since the concrete pillars were strong enough to handle more floors on top, instead of tearing down the structure as other developers proposed, Harhay liked the idea that the building provided a place for living and working. The 9-storey building, featuring 220 units ranging in size from 434 square feet to 1250 square feet, offers warehouse-styled architecture, open concepts and exposed concrete. The suites offer 9 to 11-foot ceilings, exposed concrete column per plan, hardwood floors throughout living areas, floor-to-ceiling windows and European kitchens with stainless steel appliances.
A rarely offered penthouse, suite 911 boasts 11-foot ceilings, engineered hardwood floors and spectacular views from the extended terrace. The well-appointed suite has two split bedrooms with their own baths, and a generous open concept space plan with nearly 1000 spacious square feet of well-planned loft living enveloped by cityscape views framed by floor to ceiling windows.
The spacious yet inviting entertainment zone is ideal for social gatherings or kicking back and enjoying quiet evenings at home listening to music or catching up on your favourite TV shows. Beautifully upgraded with high-end stainless steel appliances and stone countertops, the kitchen is just the place to show off your culinary skills. But if you fancy yourself more of a Grill Master, the BBQ hook-up on the private terrace will let you grill to your heart's content. This outdoor oasis is stunning by day or by night, whether you’re mastering the perfect steak or relaxing with an evening bevy and the latest best-seller.
The master bedroom is definitely swoon-worthy with a large walk-in closet and a spa-inspired bath. A deep soaker tub will be calling your name after a long day at the office. The split-bedroom layout provides enough privacy for the second bedroom to be used as a guest room or an office space. This offering, which includes deeded parking with a bike rack and a locker, has reasonable common fees, and everything you might want in a unique home space.
It’s steps to everything and a stone’s throw from downtown and all that Queen East has to offer. Dine, shop and play without leaving your neighbourhood. Start your day with a morning latte at Te Aro Coffee Roasters, (just a short walk away) or pick up fresh and wholesome bite at the nearby Delica Kitchen. Want to check out a new band? No better place to discover new sounds like at the historic Opera House. And for those who have to hit the road, the 501 Queen Streetcar runs for 24 hours and can get you all the way to Long Branch in Etobicoke. If you prefer to move around the city by car, Carlaw to Lakeshore Boulevard offers easy access to the Don Valley Parkway and the Gardiner Expressway. Need a ZipCar? There are two located 3 blocks away on Queen at Saulter. How amazing is that?
The Ninety Lofts were designed for modern living and perfect for the buyer who appreciates contemporary living in a great neighbourhood. Are you seeking loft living with a discernable sense of Toronto history in a dynamite location that's an easy walk to all your needs? Offered for $629,900, this terrific space will become "home" for one very fortunate buyer!
Is South Riverdale your dream destination? Check out our Neighbourhood Page on Leslieville/Riverside/South Riverdale including a great flavour video, the city census profiles, plus several of our blogs on local amenities! Or check out our other Neighbourhood Pages and see why we embrace Toronto's diversity!
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