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Corktown Lofts - 21 River Street
Completed by Plazacorp (known for the Chocolate Lofts, Bloorline Lofts, Feather Factory Lofts and more) in 1997, this hard loft conversion only has 8 units. If you want size for your dollar, then 1,400 square feet priced in the low $300s should make you like this loft project an awful lot.
The Corktown Lofts offer 2-storey live/work units with vaulted ceilings, original cedar post and beams, plank hardwood floors, and large windows. The revitalization of Queen Street East is apparent by the new loft conversion projects in the area. The suites are generous in size and reasonably priced, which makes them the right choice for a lot of east-end urbanites. Due to the relatively small size of the building, there are no amenities, but maintenance fees are higher as they include utilities.
Once a slum for immigrant workers, Corktown is truly coming into its own. With the revitalization of Queen Street East ramping up ever faster, this area is one to keep your eye on. The revitalization of Queen Street East is apparent by the new loft conversion projects in the area, such as the Queen City Vinegar Company Lofts right next door at 19 River Street and the Tannery Lofts around the corner on Dundas.
Email or phone 416-388-1960 today if this loft interests you.
Corktown Lofts - 21 River StreetCompleted by Plazacorp (known for the Chocolate Lofts, Bloorline Lofts, Feather Factory Lofts and more) in 1997, this hard loft conversion has only 8 units. If you are looking for size for your dollar, then 1,400 square ft for 300K sounds good to you then this project may be just for you. The maintenance fees are surprisingly high considering there are no amenities.
Corktown was originally settled by working class immigrants in the early 1800's. Many of these families came from the County of Cork in Ireland, which explains how this neighbourhood became known as Corktown.
Most Corktown residents found employment at one of the local breweries or brickyards. These families were very poor and could not afford the lofty pew rents at nearby St. James Cathedral. This led to the building of their own "Little Trinity Church" in 1843. Little Trinity Church is still standing today at 417 King Street East.
The Trinity Schoolhouse on Trinity Street, just south of Little Trinity Church was built in 1848. This was Toronto's first 'free school'. Its benefactor was Enoch Turner, a prominent Corktown brewer, and one of Toronto's great philanthropists.
A century and a half later children and adults are still being educated in the Trinity Schoolhouse, which is now run as a museum designed to replicate a mid-nineteenth century classroom.
Corktown is one of the more affordable downtown Toronto neighbourhoods. It has recently become popular with young professionals, who find this location extremely convenient to Toronto's downtown business and entertainment districts.
New and more relaxed zoning bylaws in the Corktown district have resulted in the speedy conversion of many of Corktown's commercial buildings into live-in work studios, condominium lofts and professional offices, all of which has helped to revitalize the entire neighbourhood.
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