Medland Lofts in the Junction
Medland Lofts is a conversion of a 1920′s Art Deco style building into ten creative urban living spaces. Nine of the lofts are two story spaces that face south and west. These lofts all open onto private, oversized roof terraces – perfect for outdoor entertaining and summer barbeques. One mainfloor loft offers street level access and a private entrance, and is perfect for someone seeking a live/work space.
Home to artists, galleries, small businesses and resturants, the neighborhood enjoys a strong sense of urban community.
The Medland Lofts building on Dundas West & Medland is a new loft conversion going up at Dundas and Medland. While I’m glad we’re starting to see more development, this neighbourhood should be both culturally and commercially vibrant. A loft development on a main thoroughfare like Dundas may not exactly be a good idea as many people dont want to become another “sleepy” residential, picturesque gentrified neighbourhood. From the looks of it, they might actually have some retail/commercial on the ground level – maybe a coffee shop?
The West Toronto Junction neighborhood was named at the turn of the century after the meeting of important junction points of the Canadian Pacific Railways lines completed in 1885. Originally the point where Indian Trails met, these became the route the Canadian Railway followed into the city. The area quickly attracted business and residents because of its top quality urban transit network, acess to parks and local politicians devotion to the principles of temperence.
The neighborhood is becoming revitalized for many of these same reasons today. The Bloor Street subway, High Park and Bloor West Village are all within a comfortable 10 minute walking distance.
Step outside your door and discover thst the immediate neighborhood also has much to offer. From fresh breads & famous bagels from Pascel’s Bakery, a great range of International flavors from an array of area resturants, to the well known McBride Cycle & Sports, there are many choices. A large grocery store and drug mart are also close at hand.
Not to be missed is The Junction Arts Festival, going into its fifth year. Held over four days in late summer, Dundas Street turns into a celebration of creativity with dancers, musicians, artists, and a variety of events.
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