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The Abbey Lofts – 384 Sunnyside Avenue

The Abbey Lofts is a 24-unit loft conversion carved from a neo-Gothic church that was built in the Medieval Revival style in 1911. The light-grey solid limestone walls and stone cladding of architect William George Burns’ church, built for a Methodist congregation, are unchanged in nearly a century. The 90-foot church tower, built with the same limestone, quarried in St. Mary Ontario, is a square campanile with pseudo ‘battlements’ on top.

Abbey Lofts - 384 Sunnyside
The medieval Revival style is also referred to as Tudor, as in English architecture from the early 16th century. Some aspects of the Tudor style were borrowed from late Medieval castles or palaces, which often had overlapping gables, parapets, and patterned brick or stonework. Medieval churches were often fortified places of sanctuary and the Sunnyside church has some of the features of a fortification, but with a huge arched stained glass window to let light into the vaulted structure.

Abbey Lofts - 384 Sunnyside
The church itself has changed names and congregations several times. In 1925, the Methodists merged with other Protestant denominations, and set up the Howard Park United Church. Then in 1970, the United Church congregation left the building and it was acquired by a group of Italian evangelicals. In 2003, they in turn moved from their Howard Street Pentecostal Church to a new building in Vaughan. The church on Sunnyside Avenue, in the High Park-Bloor area, was acquired by the current developers.

Abbey Lofts - 384 Sunnyside
The architects have taken care to retain as much of the original 1911 Edwardian interior as possible. There are original, exposed limestone walls, original church doors (with newer windows) and stained glass archways.

Inside the former church, one Abbey Lofts unit has retained the three original solid wood church doors, fronting onto a 30-foot terrace. The elegant, arched doors have glass insets. Almost every unit has original exposed walls, some with 13-foot ceilings in sunken living rooms.

Abbey Lofts - 384 Sunnyside
The Abbey Lofts have open-concept living spaces, with galley-style kitchens and island eating areas. Some have stairs down to sunken living rooms, which can lead to a den or extra bedroom reached through double doors. The ceilings are very high and help to create a large open atrium-style space.

Abbey Lofts - 384 Sunnyside
The majority of the ground floor suites have spacious terraces and sunken living rooms. This building only has 24 units ranging in size from 1,000 to 3,000 square feet. The Abbey Lofts is one of the richest character lofts in the city. The lofts feature original 17-foot, wood-vaulted ceilings, exposed limestone walls and restored stained glass windows.

Abbey Lofts - 384 Sunnyside
What’s really special about this building is that it is in the heart of an actual neighbourhood, at Sunnyside Avenue and Marmaduke Street. Most other lofts are right on busy streets, but The Abbey is in a quiet family neighbourhood right across the street from Howard Public School. This location gives easy access to all the goodies along Roncesvalles and is only two blocks from High Park.

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Contact Laurin Jeffrey for more information – 416-388-1960

Laurin Jeffrey is a Toronto real estate agent with Century 21 Regal Realty.
He did not write these articles, he just reproduces them here for people who
are interested in Toronto real estate. He does not work for any builders.

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The lofts of 957 Broadview Avenue

The lofts at 957 Broadview Avenue were converted in 1986 from a 1927 event hall. It was a social club of some sort – men returning from WWII would attend events here. Later it changed into more of a dance hall. But perched high on the hill overlooking Todmorden Mills, there isn’t much like this in Toronto, with the view overlooking the city.

There are only 12 units in the building, multi-level units that are much like townhouses. Seven units have street-level access, rooftop patios and multi-level layouts. They range in size up to 1,400 square feet with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, featuring 10-foot ceilings and refinished maple hardwood floors.

957 Broadview Avenue
Private garages run along the north side of the building, with direct access into the foyers of some of the units. Up the stairs and you are in a fireside living area with a few steps leading up to the kitchen. Up another level are the bedrooms, while the top floor is an open-concept loft leading to the roof with north and south-facing patios.

The last sale in this low-rise loft north of Broadview & Danforth was in 2007, making them a rare find for house hunters. Monthly fees are low for such a small building.

957 Broadview Avenue
Head south to The Danforth and you are quickly in the heart of Toronto’s Greektown. This premier location features far more than souvlaki and tzatziki, with a major emphasis on all sorts of restaurants. Non-carnivores will be pleased to find the Big Carrot Common, home to the Big Carrot grocery store, health dispensary, and smoothie/juice bar.

A quick jog downhill gets you to Todmorden Mills Park’s walking trails, baseball diamonds, basketball courts, ice rink, playground, pool, football/rugby/soccer field, and tennis courts – never mind bocce, cricket, lacrosse, and lawn bowling. Plus the Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum and Arts Centre.

957 Broadview Avenue
Only a couple of blocks south to the Broadview subway station, with the DVP just around the corner. This location puts the whole city at your disposal.

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Contact Laurin Jeffrey for more information – 416-388-1960

Laurin Jeffrey is a Toronto real estate agent with Century 21 Regal Realty.
He did not write these articles, he just reproduces them here for people who
are interested in Toronto real estate. He does not work for any builders.

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The Bartlett – 8 Bartlett Avenue

The lofts at 8 Bartlett Avenue are housed in a converted 1907 rope factory, just north of Bloor. A small, boutique loft, it houses only 6 units. Each features loads of exposed brick and authentic post and beam construction.

The Bartlett Lofts - 8 Bartlett
Curiously, the loft next door at 6 Bartlett was once a twine mill, which makes one wonder if it supplied the rope factory at number 8…

Behind the building is an old boiler factory that is being converted to the Lanehouse Lofts. I hope they treat it with as much respect as Alice Street Holdings did when they converted it in 2001.

The Bartlett Lofts - 8 Bartlett
Sales in this turn-of-the-century factory loft building are rare, and less expensive than you would think. The lofts are typified with exposed and sandblasted wooden beams and columns. The two-storey lofts have soaring 13-foot ceilings and hardwood floors. Quality finishes have been used throughout. The units typically have two bedrooms and are well-lit with large windows and skylights.

The Bartlett Lofts - 8 Bartlett
The loft is located just east of Dufferin Street and north of Bloor Street. The lofts range in size from 1,090 to 1,390 square feet. Condo fees are low. A double parking space is included with one of the units, with others requiring street permit parking.

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Contact Laurin Jeffrey for more information – 416-388-1960

Laurin Jeffrey is a Toronto real estate agent with Century 21 Regal Realty.
He did not write these articles, he just reproduces them here for people who
are interested in Toronto real estate. He does not work for any builders.

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