Anyone familiar with real estate in the Leslieville area knows that there isn’t much there in the way of residential condos/lofts. The majority of what’s available sits along the strip of Carlaw Ave that runs north of Queen Street East up to Dundas.
Up until just a few years ago, there were only a couple of loft buildings on the strip – the Wrigley Lofts and the iZone Lofts. And even these were a tough sell for some buyers, as the buildings definitely lean more towards the “hard” side of the loft divide.
Since then we’ve seen a handful of new developments spring up in the area; the Printing Factory Lofts, the new Flatiron Lofts, and the Garment Factory Lofts.
The Garment Factory Lofts building is notable for being a combination of original structure and new construction. The original 4 storeys are characterised by restored concrete floors, exposed concrete ceilings, and large warehouse windows. The additional 4 storeys are a combination of glass, steel, and brick. There are just over 150 suites in total.
The building was completed in 2008, there are just over 150 suites in total, and it was developed by Atria Development Corporation (previously responsible for a few residential developments in Oshawa) and designed by Core Architects.
The building sits on the east side of Carlaw, in between the Printing Factory Lofts and the Wrigley Lofts. The municipal address is 233 Carlaw Ave. Take a look at the Google Street View map here.
As for location, you’ve got TTC just steps away (the Queen St streetcar to the south and the Dundas streetcar to the north). There's a Shopper's Drug Mart at the corner and you're not far from a Starbucks, cafes, bistros parks, etc.
The building amenities include security guard, exercise room, party/meeting room, and visitor parking. I’ve included photos of some of the common elements below.
If you own a suite in the Garment Factory Lofts 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 Garment Factory Lofts specifically, or in the Leslieville Area in general, feel free to contact me for more info.