• address:

    189 Queen Street East - 3
  • price: $1,349,000
  • neighbourhood: Moss Park
  • bedrooms: 1+1
  • bathrooms: 2
  • type: Hard Loft

Toronto’s coolest, trendiest & most fashion-focused street – QUEEN – is undergoing a major facelift. Take everything you think you know about the stretch b/w Church & Parliament and throw it out with your assumptions because strolling Queen East is about to be the famous street’s next “it-spot”. Already in motion at Queen & Sherbourne is a new master-planned community with half a dozen new skyscraper condo builds (currently selling upwards of 1600/sqft), a station stop for the Ontario Relief Line, pedestrian walkways, beautiful parkland, retail and restaurants. This pocket of city land – walking distance to Financial District, The St Lawrence Market and the Eaton Centre – is actually the footprint of the first city boundaries and as such, home to some of the city’s most important history too. This leads to the question — why buy new & basic in this special neighbourhood when you can get beautiful vintage today — for half the price per sqft instead?

Rarely Offered 11-Unit 1880’s Boiler Factory

Feast your hungry hard loft eyes HERE inside one of the largest units this intimate, rarely-offered 11-unit 1880’s Boiler Factory conversion has to offer. Tucked discretely in Downtown Toronto within steps to St Lawrence Market is this dual-level dreamy space exhibiting all the character of a vintage factory loft: original clay brick from the turn of the century, exposed ductwork, wooden posts and beams, soaring 14-foot ceilings with exposed piping, and vintage 125-year-old original factory floors on the main floor. The history within the Boiler Factory seductively tells a story of our city’s past and its role of transforming Toronto into the city it is today. Did you know that 189 Queen East is within the footprint of the original city limits?

Architectural Integrity Meets Stunning Contemporary Design

Honouring the architectural integrity of the original factory characteristics is, in itself, a worthy home feature, but what this property does beautifully is marry stunning contemporary design with the vintage. A brand new chef-worthy eat-in kitchen boasts custom millwork, a commanding quartz island & countertops, vintage-new light-fixtures, high-end stainless steel appliances, and trendy black hardware. With not one but two open concept living rooms & a dining room set over two levels with rooftop skylights, entertaining will be a dream with spill-over up and down, plus up to the rooftop terrace (yes, super rare for a hard loft and yes, BBQ’s are allowed). On the main level your guests will be awed by the exquisite renovated details of a large powder room featuring that beautiful original clay brick, premium lighting, custom mirror and quartz vanity & European Koeller toiler. Downstairs in the master bathroom, you can take peaceful refuge in what can only be called a “magazine-worthy” spa-bathroom with large walk-in quartz shower, Riobel rain-shower head and floating shelves. And then there’s the bathtub! Set essentially on a stage for the King/Queen you are, soak in all the gloriousness of the massaging jets after a long day.

About The Neighbourhood

Residents at the Boiler Factory lofts are in a convenient spot to walk virtually everywhere. Walk to the St Lawrence Market (8 minutes), the Distillery District (15 minutes), King & Bay aka Financial District (15 minutes), Eaton Centre (10 minutes) and Ryerson University (15 minutes). Or hop in your car where you are 1 street north of the downtown one-way vehicle artery in and 2 streets south of the downtown one-way vehicle artery out. You will definitely want to check out George Restaurant and Carbon Bar for eats down the street, Fahrenheit and Black Canary for your daily caffeine hit, the Reservoir Lounge when Covid is over for intimate jazz nights, Pravda Vodka Bar for cocktails, Merchants of York for beautifully-scented candles to bring home, and George Brown College for their just-for-fun cooking classes. If history is your thing, this neighbourhood is riddled with it. The Cathedral Church of St James, St Lawrence Hall, the Fourth York Post Office, St Michaels Cathedral Basilica, & the Adelaide Street Courthouse are all historically designated 19th Century beauties and within a short walk. With a 100 transit score, residents can also hop on the Queen streetcar that can shuttle you anywhere beyond your feet don’t want to walk. May be recommend the restaurants of Leslieville to the east on Queen and the cool art galleries to the west on, also, Queen?

Boxes All Checked

As we are hard loft enthusiasts ourselves, there’s something about a building riddled with history, built to last, unique above anything else and centrally located. We know this one checks every one of those boxes. Enjoy!

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