Located on College Street just west of Bathurst in hip Little Italy, this lofty condominium is in proximity to all the amenities for a dynamic urban life. It's totally transit friendly, being a short stroll to the Bathurst Street subway station and right on the 506 streetcar line serving College Street. Some of the city's very best restaurants dot Harbord Street to the north of the property, funky Kensington Market is located to the east, groovin’ Dundas Street West with its cool hangs is at the bottom of the block south, and hip College Street is on your doorstep. For those who celebrate an urban walking life, this centre-of-it-all location boasts access to all the cultural amenities Toronto has to offer. And for Nesters who love to cultivate a domestic life, College Street has a 24 hour Metro grocer, a selection of butchers, bakers, and delis, plus it’s an easy stroll to the fresh produce of Kensington Market.
Is 'Summer' your season? College Street, once regaled as one of the country’s Top 5 hippest neighbourhoods, has numerous sidewalk cafes including Kalendar Cafe, Cafe Diplomatico, Bar Italia, Caplansky’s and Sicilian Ice Cream. It’s only steps from Grace Restaurant with its charming courtyard, and at Clinton Street are Langolina’s, Giancarlo’s, Bar Italia and Sotto Voce, all stellar restaurants with patios. If you’re a movie buff, on the north side of College Street just west of Clinton is the Royal repertory cinema, which was recently renovated and has an upgraded projection system used for movie editing purposes during the day and as a repertory cinema in the evenings. And if you’re an 8ball sharp shooter like I am, fun Andy Pool Hall is directly across the street! How fantastic is that?
301 Markham Street, named Ideal Lofts after the site’s predecessor - The Ideal Restaurant Supply Store - was developed by Context Developments and completed in 2001. Designed by the award-winning architectural firm Architects Alliance, this nine storey tall building contains ground level retail, three levels of
underground parking and 68 soft lofts ranging from around 550 square feet one-level suites to luxurious two storey penthouse!. Thoughtfully designed in a contemporary style using concrete, red brick, and expansive floor-to-ceiling fenestration, this minimal modern condominium offers open airy living and, for a lucky few, expansive ‘how lucky am I!” terraces with breathtaking views.
Loft 805 is this building's premier suite. A stylish well-proportioned 2-storey cube of over 1600 square feet of interior space, this loft has the luxurious benefit of a spectacular 360 square foot landscaped terrace with gas barbecue, custom planters with trees, and a panoramic city vista that spans from east to west facing Lake Ontario.
From the well-designed front foyer with custom built-in double closet (formerly a powder room which can be restored), the unit unfolds into a well-proportioned entertainment level featuring panoramic city vistas.
Designed as a series of articulated spaces centred around a 2-storey dining room with glass catwalk, this 'pinch me I must be dreaming' space is the ultimate in chic-arrific! With polished concrete floors, floor to ceiling glazing on both the south and east exposure, and a bright lights big city vista, this is an unparalleled offering. The well-proportioned living area has calibre lighting, a gas fireplace, and a built-in media system which is included in the purchase price. The generous dining area with soaring ceilings and custom catwalk connects to recently renovated kitchen with gas cooking, wine fridge, steam drawer, dishwasher and sub-zero fridge. With it's massive mirror reflecting the view, and easy access to the custom gas barbecue, this kitchen is a dreamy space for the resident cook.
On the upper level are two split bedrooms, each with their own ensuite baths. The master suite, accessed by crossing a glass catwalk, is sumptuous. With a generous ensuite, walk-in dressing room and amazing proportions and views, this sanctuary is truly living on top of the world!
From sunrise to sunset the views, spanning east from the skyscrapers of the financial core west to the fireworks celebrations at Ontario Place on Lake Ontario, create an ever-changing sight line of sky, lake and city. It's truly magical to be perched on the edge of Toronto in this manner!
Having a private locker, plus a second one near the unit entry, this luxe loft also includes two underground parking spaces.
This Ideal Penthouse on College Street is located in one of Toronto's premier locations called College Street's Little Italy! Curious to see more neighbourhoods we LOVE? Here's our Neighbourhood Page!
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