November 2014 Home Of The Month – Bloorline Lofts At Bloor Lansdowne

Buy of the Month, Wallace/Emerson & Brockton Village

Welcome to's Home Of The Month. This feature provides a snap shot of what's clients have recently purchased in the City of Toronto.

This month we share the story of our Buyer who knew exactly what she wanted. A first time buyer who had been diligently saving every cent, she dreamed of purchasing a vintage loft that had all the character and patina lacking more modern builds. However, if you've been looking, you know finding a unique urban space that is affordable in a hot Toronto real estate market is a challenge.

Fortunately, ten years ago Plazacorp Developments converted Bloorline Lofts – a former mattress factory near Bloor and Lansdowne – into some stylish lofts that offer some cool industrial finishing. Located at 284 St. Helens, this 64 unit complex has lofts that range in size from 367 to 1100 square feet on one to three levels. Each loft has its own fusion of original details with modern finishes, including ample windows, exposed factory architecture, and soaring wooden ceilings.

Situated steps to the Lansdowne Subway Station on the Bloor line – at the intersections where the Wallace Emerson meet Symington and Brockton Village – this dynamite gentrifying area has some fantastic local eateries, shops, and galleries. Without question, this loft offered the perfect marriage of location and style.

This updated loft has its own private entry from the courtyard, so it's like coming into a house as opposed to going into a condo structure and waiting for elevators. Coming up the stairs, there's a terrific open-plan entertainment space with blond maple floors, exposed ductwork, and industrial style stairs. We love the two broad dormers that give the space an 'attic atelier' charm, which is extremely rare to find. It feels more like a coach house than a condominium. While the white washroom and simple kitchen are modest, they provide the ideal canvas for our buyer to make it her own. And we love the top floor bedroom 'aerie' with its wood ceiling and expansive windows. How romantic is that?

Having modest common fees of $300 per month, and its own parking space, this bijou loft of around 550 square feet was exceptional value at $339,000. In fact, our Buyer submitted her bid within 48 hours of it coming to market.

Here some pics from the MLS listing:


Listed at $339,000, our Buyer competed in a bidding war to secure this unique urban space for 4% over the list price. Isn't it dreamy?

Want to learn more about this location? Here's our Neighbourhood Page on Wallace Emerson and Brockton Village.

At, we're committed to helping Buyers like you acquire an intelligent purchase that's just perfect for them. Consider speaking to us about our easy-breezy no-pressure no-hassle start to finish process. We are here to make your dream of home come true!

~ Steven and the urbaneer team

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