A Heart-Grabbing Art Deco Loft In St Lawrence Neighbourhood

offered at $535,000

If you’ve been on the lookout in the city centre to see which neighbourhoods offer the best mix of character, urban life, and convenience, you already know one of the very best and most dynamic areas is the original Olde Town of York. Before Toronto became the modern thriving metropolis it is today, it was known as the Town of York, and it is this ten-block area that now forms the historic core of Toronto.

For those in the know, this vintage pocket of character architecturally significant buildings with contemporary mid-rise infill developments provides an engaging street life with the very best of urban amenities. Located on the west side of Sherbourne Street, between Richmond and Adelaide Streets, the Imperial Lofts Condominium is in one of the city’s most convenient urban locations. All your transportation needs are covered, with the 24hour 504 King and 501 Queen streetcars connecting directly to the Yonge and University Subway lines, plus it’s a short stroll south to the Go and Via Rail trains! However, in this location you’re more likely to live your life embracing the neighbourhood by foot, where you’re a short stroll to everyday shopping including the charming St. Lawrence Market with its purveyors of fresh produce and specialty foods, Fahrenheit Coffee (Sameer and his crew really pull a mean shot!), and even a nearby top notch 24hour Metro grocer for those with irregular work hours. And for those with a love of design, you’re smack dab in the centre of oodles of design retailers, art galleries and an outstanding array of entertainment and cafés, including our faves Fusaro’s Italian and George Street Diner on Richmond Street and The Beerbistro located on King Street East. Living at the Imperial Lofts means you’ve got it all at your fingertips!

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Situated in two of Toronto’s finest heritage buildings, the Imperial Optical Warehouse and Office Building, the Imperial Lofts consists of a 6-storey authentic loft building built in 1905, and a 3-storey office building in the art-deco style dating from the 1930’s, both of which have been restored to create 65 condominium lofts. Converted by PlazaCorp in 1997, this intimate complex features loads of character both inside and out.

Welcome to 80 Sherbourne Street, Loft 305!

This vintage Deco loft is a stylish sun-filled 1 bedroom + den, 1 bath open concept space of over 870 sq.ft featuring large, sound-proof windows with east exposure, original brickwork and exposed ductwork. Thoughtfully designed, there’s super-convenient ensuite laundry, and a large well-lit den/study area ideal for reading and relaxing or for those who wish to utilize home work space. A full four piece bath is situated between the master bedroom and den areas. The exceptional open concept entertainment space features classic factory-sized windows and dramatic 11 foot high ceilings. With the patina of hardwood floors throughout the entertainment zone, the super functional galley-style kitchen with tons of storage, granite counters and convenient breakfast bar make this the perfect space to laugh or pontificate with family or friends. The substantial sleeping zone features a large double closet – how perfect is that? And to top it all off, there’s a breathtaking bright-lights big city common roof-top terrace with seating areas and bbq’s for those starlit summer evenings! This is a dreamy, gallery-like setting for domestic bliss!

This is a quality vintage character loft in a truly dynamite location! With reasonable common element fees of $488/monthly, a generously sized basement locker and super convenient surface parking for one vehicle, this is an outstanding opportunity for one very fortunate buyer. Want more info? Contact James@urbaneer.com!

Are you familiar with the St Lawrence Market locale? Have a look at our St Lawrence Market Neighbourhood Page featuring our flavour video, city census data on the area plus past amenity blogs! And for more, here are our other Neighbourhood Pages in the City of Toronto! There’s nothing we adore more than Toronto real estate, with a particular focus on unique urban homes!