Over the last few years Queen Street West has seen its share of new residential development, the majority of which has sprung up around the Gladstone Hotel; Westside Lofts, The Bohemian Embassy, 2 Gladstone. Prior to these new buildings, Queen West was known more for the residential loft conversions that sit just west of Trinity Bellwoods Park; the Candy Factory Lofts and the Chocolate Company Lofts.
The Chocolate Company Lofts development is unique in that it's actually a blending of conversion and new construction. The architects worked with two industrial buildings that were originally owned by the Patterson Chocolate Company, and used new materials (designed to match the old) to knit them together.
Completed in 2005, the building occupies an entire block of Queen Street West, sitting at the corners of Queen & Crawford and Queen & Massey. The building has 6 storeys and the municipal address is 955 Queen Street West. Take a look at the Google Street View map here.
The Chocolate Company Lofts was developed by Plazacorp (also responsible for the Imperial Lofts, Massey Square, and Wellington on the Park, among others) and designed by Quadrangle Architects.
There are almost 150 suites in total and the building is characterised by everything you'd expect in a top-notch loft conversion; high ceilings, exposed post and beam, exposed brick, exposed duct work, huge windows, hardwood floors, 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 Trinity Bellwoods Park, a number of notable galleries (Angell Gallery, Stephen Bulger Gallery) and restaurants (Oyster Boy, Fresh, Swan).
The building amenities include concierge, exercise room, and party/meeting room. I’ve included photos of some of the common elements below.
If you own a suite in the Chocolate Company 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 Chocolate Company building specifically, or in the Queen Street West Area in general, feel free to contact me for more info.