Luxe Lakeside Living At The Historic Tip Top Lofts

offered at $1,299,888

What are the essentials when pursuing an idyllic urban life? Stylish living? Quick access to public transportation and green space? Being surrounded by a variety of amenities that enhance your daily life through convenience?

What if we told you that we found that perfect mix… with a pinch of luxe?

Welcome to Loft 318 in the Tip Top Lofts at 637 Lake Shore Boulevard West!

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Life On The Lake

Ranked by BlogTO as one of the top developments in Toronto over the past 15 years, no other lakeside condominium marries the best of the best like Tip Top Lofts on the central west side of Queens Quay. Perfectly positioned next to water and green space, the building is nestled on the edge of the former railway and industrial lands which are in the throes of one of the country’s most substantial residential redevelopments. This adaptive reuse conversion of the former Tip Top Tailors factory is renowned for its soaring ceilings and concrete columns with massive conical capitals and is celebrated for it’s proximity to phenomenal cultural amenities, grocers, shops, and transit. For those who drive, it’s just 2 minutes to Gardiner/Lake Shore and 7 minutes to the Don Valley Parkway! And if your goal is to escape the city for a while, the neighbouring island airport is extremely convenient!

Fancy something fresh? Harbour Green Farms is your neighbourhood greengrocer, offering top-quality produce, a wide selection of cheeses and condiments. While they also sell healthy snacks and supplements, you may want to cross the street to Healthy Island Health Food Store and compare their wide selection of health-conscious eats and treats. If you’re in the mood for something more indulgent, nearby Fort York Pizzeria is a community favourite! If you’re in the mood for some shopping therapy, first perk yourself up with a coffee at Star$ Coffee Bistro and then wander over to Hamro Village Inc – you’ll feel good about spending money here – a wholesaler of fair trade clothing, accessories, and home accents handcrafted in Nepal. How neat is that?

If you love the outdoors, it’s just a hop, skip and jump to acres of green space, miles of jogging paths, and a superb marina. Dog owners will love the Martin Goodman Trail and Coronation Park – one of the most picturesque parks in the city. There, you’ll find features including a playground, water play area, picnic areas, a waterfront path, and much more! And, best of all, travelling to the Toronto Islands couldn’t be easier – or closer! After a short ferry ride, you’ll be able to enjoy biking and walk trails, swimming, sports, picnic sites, and children’s amusement rides! Try sun tanning on the urban beach of HTO Park, or relaxing in the peaceful Symphony Music Garden. Have you read Urbaneer’s post called The Benefits Of Living Near Water?

And if you enjoy partaking in Harbourfront’s superb cultural and leisure amenities, the Harbourfront Centre hosts an extensive program of arts and cultural events throughout each summer, including craft and artisan fairs, theatre and dance performances and musical concerts. A series of free concerts are staged at Harbourfront’s outdoor concert stage every weekend throughout the summer and in winter there is the free open-air ice rink. How amazing is that?!

This landmark heritage edifice to industry, originally constructed in 1929, is regal with its massive six-storey vertical corner towers decorated with bas-relief and capped with pyramidal copper roofs. Having all the signature elements of the Art Deco genre, including a symmetrical facade, strong vertical lines, multiple wall planes at the corners, and an elegant two-storey front entrance with vintage brass doors, this stately building is renown as one of the city’s most breath-taking examples of industrial architecture. Well-preserved and beautifully situated, Tip Top Tailors represents the ideal conversion for luxe loft living.


A Cut Above At Tip Top Lofts

Completed in 2006 by Context Developments and designed by architectsAlliance, the development team’s mandate was to respect the original architectural integrity in the overall retrofit program. Fusing the strong horizontal framework and rhythmic vertical vernacular of the original building with a new six-storey glass mass tower addition that gently echoed the original, the end result is a visually-arresting marriage of the past and the present into a spectacular unified whole. Consisting of 160 authentic hard lofts with their signature vintage concrete columns and 96 soft lofts of glass-encased modernity, this luxury 256 unit condominium, ranging in size from 600 to nearly 2600 square feet features a 24-hour concierge in a grand original lobby, visitor parking, a fully-equipped fitness centre, a yoga / aerobic room, multi-purpose room with kitchen, and spectacular outdoor common terrace. We love that they kept the famous rooftop neon sign – now a Toronto landmark!


Welcome to Loft 318

Step into a realm of urban elegance where history meets sophistication, in this captivating 944 sq ft. hard loft!

Featuring an open layout, maple hardwood floors, and soaring 13.5 ft high ceilings with a fluted concrete column, this loft is a symphony of urban luxury. Concrete ceilings with exposed metal ductwork add industrial character, while ample natural light streams through oversized windows, bathing the space in warmth.

Immerse yourself in a haven of indulgence within the 5-piece spa bathroom! The separate tub and shower are ensconced in Italian porcelain with seamless book-matched patterns. A floating Caesarstone double sink melds modern aesthetics with functionality, complete with an integrated medicine cabinet. Tailored mood lighting sets the ambiance, curating the perfect sanctuary.

Relax in a living room that effortlessly marries comfort and refinement. Abundant natural light filters through expansive windows, unveiling the loft’s intricate details. This luminous space beckons for both tranquil weekdays and lively weekend soirees!

A chic retreat awaits in the bedroom, stylishly encased with clear glass walls and doors. The room effortlessly accommodates a king-sized haven, while the north-facing window showers the space in daylight. The glass elements amplify the room’s allure and allow light to cascade through the loft, creating a captivating ambiance.

Prepare to show off your culinary artistry in this gorgeous kitchen! Imported Italian Calacatta Gold Macchia marble graces the countertops and backsplash, while a marble sink with a waterfall edge exemplifies precision. Sleek white cabinetry integrates built-in appliances, including a Miele stainless steel oven, microwave, and induction cooktop.

This exceptional loft is not just a residence; it’s a gallery of architectural magnificence and contemporary luxury. Custom maple millwork graces entryways, kitchen spaces, bathrooms, and storage, a testament to personalized design. This space offers the kind of urban living you’ve only dreamt of!

Having one underground parking space, a locker, and reasonable monthly common fees of $728.81, it’s is a terrific opportunity for one VERY fortunate buyer!!


For more information, or to book a private viewing, please contact!

*This listing is brought to your attention with the permission of our colleagues at Forest Hill Real Estate Inc., Brokerage.