If you were to stop someone on the street in Toronto and ask them, "Can you name a residential loft building here in the city?" I bet the answer you'd hear most would be, "The Candy Factory Lofts". This building seems to be the one that almost everyone is aware of, regardless of whether or not they're interested in real estate or they've ever been in the market for a loft themselves.
I think that part of its notoriety stems from the fact that it was one of the first true loft conversion buildings in Toronto (thank you, Harry Stinson). Couple this with the fact that it's also one of the best loft conversion buildings in the city and it's easy to see why it's on the tip of so many people's tongues.
The building itself served as the production factory for the Cede Candy Co. (hence the development's name) and it sits on the south side of the street (at 993 Queen Street West), running west from Crawford Street over to Shaw Street.
The Candy Factory Lofts was developed by the Metro Ontario Group and completed in 1999/2000. There are over 120 suites in total, ranging from 700+ sq ft one-bedroom units to 3500+ sq ft 2-level penthouse suites. The building is characterised by everything you'd expect in a top-notch loft conversion; high ceilings (12-14 ft), exposed post and beam interiors, exposed brick, exposed duct work, huge windows, hardwood floors, extra wide hallways, etc...
The location is exceptional as well. You've literally got TTC at your door (the Queen St streetcar) and you're steps away from Trintiy Bellwoods Park and a number of notable galleries (Angell Gallery, Stephen Bulger Gallery) and restaurants (Bar One, Fresh, Swan).
The building amenities include concierge, exercise room, rooftop terrace, guest suites, and visitor parking. I’ve included photos of some of the common elements below.
If you own a suite in the Candy Factory building and are thinking of selling, feel free to contact me for an evaluation of your property or for more info on my listing services.
If you're thinking of purchasing a suite in the Candy Factory building specifically, or in the Queen Street West Area in general, feel free to contact me for more info.