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Academy Lane Lofts – 1852 Queen Street East

Originally built in 1913, the structure at 1852 Queen Street East was once part of the East Ford sales and service station. Owner William Humphries Moore turned it into a bowling alley and dance academy in 1923. Moore had emigrated from Ireland with his 10 children and originally lived in the west end of the city. The stonemason, who worked on Toronto’s Old City Hall, moved to the Beaches in 1906.

Academy Lane Lofts - 1852 Queen Street East
A former Armory from the early 20th century, this building has also housed a boxing club and a popular community bowling alley. It is one of the only loft conversions in the Beaches. It was rebuilt and converted to lofts in 2003, but it integrated the older building as a part of its modern construction. You can see bits and pieces of the original brick walls in the halls, as well as some wooden beams and other exposed parts of history.

Academy Lane Lofts - 1852 Queen Street East
Academy Lane Lofts gets its name from its former use as the Academy Lane Bowling alley. Located on Queen Street East just west of Woodbine Avenue in the Beach, it rises 4-storeys and houses twelve very unique single and multi-level lofts. The building housing the lofts has new third & fourth storeys built on top of the original two-storey building. Developed in 2003 by Streetcar Developments, it was one of the first projects Les Mallins attempted.

Academy Lane Lofts - 1852 Queen Street East
The building was vacant and abandoned when purchased by Streetcar. But their conversion to the Academy Lane Lofts changed this once desolate corner in The Beaches into a vibrant hub of trendy retail and modern living spaces. Along with Beach House Lofts next door, Academy Lane Lofts won the 2009 Toronto Urban Design Award for “Building in Context, Private Mid-Rise.”

Academy Lane Lofts - 1852 Queen Street East
The lofts feature exposed beam construction, over-sized windows, and gourmet kitchens with granite countertops. The lofts range from 863 to 1,701 square feet and many feature a balcony or terrace. Academy Lane Lofts was one of the first condos to use an innovative stacked parking system. Toronto really needs more quality infill developments like this.

Academy Lane Lofts - 1852 Queen Street East
This loft’s ideal location offers you a great opportunity to live the Toronto Beaches life. Enjoy a stroll on one of the area’s many beaches; or wander through Kew Gardens, the big park leading south from bustling Queen Street. Queen East is where you will find innumerable specialty shops and restaurants. The picturesque side streets are lined with Victorian and Edwardian homes, side by each with modern infill houses. And make sure to find time to check out the Fox Theatre, Toronto’s oldest operating movie theatre!

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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 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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