A Vintage Bloorline Loft At Bloor And Lansdowne

offered at $360,000

Being hip is not just about timing and good taste – it’s about recognizing direction of the trend in advance of other mere mortals. Bloor Lansdowne & Wallace Emerson / Brockton Village are just such places – located at the epicentre of coolness with the perfect combination of grit and promise.This spectacular offering invites the opportunity to acquire a property that breathes life into the real estate mantra “location, location, location” while obtaining one of the rare ‘hard lofts’ in our urban centre.

Located at Bloor and Lansdowne, this gentrifying location provides the singular kind of energy and momentum only realized when you are not only watching change, but leading it. There is power in this kind of property – with significant upside for those who flourish in. Set on a mixed use residential street just steps from the Lansdowne subway, this vintage 1 bedroom 1 bath vintage loft offers a potential upside which is nothing short of stellar.

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Welcome to 284 St. Helens Avenue #134!

This opportunity is steps away from everyday shopping amenities, the Lansdowne Subway Station and Go Station (including the airport link), and just an intersection from the beloved Gladstone Library, an incredible example of civic pride with its spectacular recent $119 million renovation. Sun-drenched in light and style, I love the Gladstone Library for its CD and DVD rental, free Wi-Fi and its lounging area where you can bring your snacks for the ultimate in comfort. And for those who covet green space, this home-loft-home is also just a short stroll to bucolic Dufferin Grove Park. The largest green space in the neighbourhood, this family-fun community destination includes playgrounds, picnic areas and the smashing rink for ice skating or inline hockey. There’s a weekly organic market, a community pizza oven, and even internet ‘Wi-Fi’. There’s even the celebrated ‘Clay and Paper Theatre’, who “create, develop and perform multi-disciplinary, community-driven theatrical works using narrative theatre and large-scale puppetry for large and diverse audiences”. How amazing is that?

If you’re a foodie like I am, this great space is around the corner from two of my favourite restaurants. I love The Emerson and The Whippoorwill Restaurant and Tavern – which offer inventive comfort food in an attentive setting – including live music. I love the mixed crowd – from young families to hipsters to rockers – which elevates the ‘anything goes’ vibe of this dynamic area. Better still, it’s steps away from numerous art galleries which are making this neighbourhood their home. Have you read our post Art Galleries Are The Vanguard Of Emerging Toronto Neighbourhoods?

Converted ten years ago by Plazacorp Developments, the Bloorline Lofts – a former mattress factory – were renovated into 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, painted brick, 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 (I love the contrast of the black and stainless steel appliances), 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, custom wardrobes and expansive windows. How romantic is that?

Having reasonable maintenance fees of $309/month, this vintage loft won’t last long!

Want to learn more? Contact Steve@urbaneer.com for more information!

What part of Toronto do you see yourself living in? Here’s our Wallace/Emerson Brockton Village Neighbourhood Page that shares more info, including the city census data, plus several past blogs on this area’s amenities! And here’s all of our Neighbourhood Pages that showcase our love for Toronto real estate and the neighbourhood’s they encompass!