Leslieville Lofts are a study in opposites, just like the neighbourhood itself. You'll find the the Evian-sipping, holistic yummy-mummy living in perfect harmony with the tattoo artist/grunge musician next door. There's room for everyone here. It's even ok to be 'conventional'.
So it's no surprise to find semi-industrial lofts with original factory windows just a few doors down from the shiny new, hyper-efficient glass tower highrise. Somehow it all works. Leslieville is a great neighbourhood, in part because it embraces both the old and new architecture. It also provides a lifestyle that's 'greener' than downtown, but 'edgier' than The Beaches.
Not so long ago 'Leslieville Lofts' meant one thing - Loft Conversions - or 'hard lofts' as they're known in Toronto Real Estate jargon. Industrial buildings, converted to housing and zoned live/work, played a big role in the gentrification of Leslieville. Still a bit rough around the edges, the lofts were a perfect fit for the photographers, artists, and other live-work types who moved in.
But look out! The current Leslieville building-boomlet is producing hundreds of modern looking, energy efficient Toronto Condos to satisfy the growing 'mainstream' demographic.
Leslieville Lofts are far cheaper than their Downtown Condo cousins. But in terms of Toronto Real Estate values, they're going up just as fast. You have to be careful comparing prices though, since 'Leslieville Lofts' could refer to hard-scrabble live/work lofts, or well appointed conversions with all the upgrades and high end finishes. Each has their own price point.
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Here's a review of the most popular Leslieville Lofts (and condos). Check back, I add more each week. You may also want to read these articles on what makes one Condo better than another and how to buy your Toronto Condo for the best price, before you sign on any dotted lines.
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Broadview Lofts - 68 Broadview Avenue Let's start with what's probably my favourite 'hard loft' conversion in Leslieville. Originally a warehouse for the Rexall drugstore chain, this Leslieville Loft ticks all the boxes: massive beams, exposed brick walls, polished concrete floors and fantastic window-to-floor-space ratio. Check out the 'cage' elevators too!
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