Vintage Charm In Queen West’s Argyle Lofts

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To live stylishly while embracing the insouciant charm of history, especially when it is applied to housing, is a dream that many prospective homeowners seek in their house hunt. It’s not necessarily an item on the house hunter’s must-have list of features and amenities, but is rather a culmination of subtleties that emerge into an opportunity to live well- in the very literal sense of the word.

Welcome to 183 Dovercourt, Suite 316!

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Proudly perched between Ossington Ave and Beaconsfield Avenue, this fashionable dwell is two short blocks north of Queen West and all of its hip galleries, nightlife, eateries and fabulous boutique shopping.  In fact, this area has even received recent accolades from none other than Vogue Magazine, saying that this is one of the coolest areas to live in the entire world, validating what we cool kids already know.

The Argyle Lofts, home to 86 hard loft units, acknowledges its industrial roots in the architecture and associated vibe.  It fuses the contemporary with the past, with its roots stretching back to 1873. First home to a bakery and grocery store owned by the well-known baker family- the Dempsters, this building morphed through uses over the years to include the Ideal Bread Factory and its current conversion into contemporary loft living, which was completed in 2007.

The building casts an elegant all brick exterior and contains one and two bedrooms lofts that range in size from 520 to over 590 square feet in size, and from 730 to about 1,000 square feet, respectively. The units are characterized by clean lines, open, spacious floor plans that pull in natural light from all angles with wide, long windows.

Living here provides endless choices. Luna Café, right across the street provides an excellent neighbourhood meeting spot, to people watch and sip fair trade coffee. There are so many places that we love and frequent ourselves in the vicinity of this home, including the Bolt Fresh Bar– providing healthy choices, the Gladstone Café– a super choice for Brunch and Café Bernate– known for its selection of fresh salads, soups and sandwiches served in a French café tradition.

Truly, the problem for the owner will not be trying to source local retailers and activities to meet their needs, but trying to decide where to go first. Intriguing shopping amenities  are close by – from the visually interesting florist, Poppies Plant of Joy  and the Drake General Store, which is tantamount to a retail treasure hunt, with funky vintage pieces, among other eclectic finds.  And for those seeking green space and outdoor leisure opportunities, Trinity Bellwoods Park is nearby.



Loft 316 holds unique appeal, which not only is alluring to current buyers, but for buyers in the future, which is an important element in keeping and growing your asset value in your investment. The soaring 16 foot ceilings serve to draw the eye in and up, amplifying the sense of space, air and light, fed by a large expansive window. Plank wood floors throughout complement the understated colour scheme.

The open space on the main living area is chic and inviting, with classic fenestration that bathes the suite in afternoon light and offers a charming neighbourhood vista. The open plan entertainment space flows with the kitchen with bright cabinetry and stainless steel appliances capturing the light and sending it back through the room. Completing the main floor is a second bedroom or optional den of good proportions, and a stylish four piece washroom.

Up the floating stairs, a mezzanine master bedroom has the effect of seclusion, while still maintaining a flow of space overlooking the entertainment zone below. Having terrific proportions and scale, its own ensuite and a walk-in closet, this authentic loft space with its beamed ceilings has that ‘wow’ factor that’s rare to find.

Does loft living with historic flair in a fantastic location walkable to all things cool match your needs?

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Is Queen West the neighbourhood for you? Check out our Neighbourhood Page on Queen West 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 love Toronto’s diversity!