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Address: , Unit 302 426 Queen Street East
Neighbourhood: Regent Park
Agent: Brad Thomas, Sutton Group Quantum Realty Inc., Brokerage
The Place: A one-bedroom unit on the third floor of the Knitting Mill Lofts at Queen and Sackville.
Bragging Rights: The unit is less than a thousand square feet, but thanks to the space’s ample windows and its open floor plan, which runs 50 feet from wall to wall (bedroom included), it looks and feels much bigger.
Big Selling Point: It’s a true hard loft. If the buyer prefers the completely open-concept look of a studio, the bedroom wall is easily removed.
Possible Deal Breaker: There are two entrances to the unit, including one in the bedroom that leads to the hallway, stairs and freight elevator. That’s great for mad dashes out the door to work, and not so great for when the new neighbours decide to move in on a Saturday.
By the Numbers:
• $425.12 in monthly maintenance fees
• 880 square feet
• 2 entrances/exits
• 1 bedroom
• 1 washroom
285607 Yes: this unit is in an actual former industrial site, not a new building designed to sort of look like one Condo of the Week: 426 Queen Street East, Unit 302 Condo of the Week: 426 Queen Street East, Unit 302 https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-01-200x200.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-01.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-01.jpg 1000 667  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east/slide/toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-01/ toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-01 0 0
285608 All the living spaces are in one long, open-concept area with wood beams and exposed brick. Here's the living room Condo of the Week: 426 Queen Street East, Unit 302 Condo of the Week: 426 Queen Street East, Unit 302 https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-02-200x200.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-02.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-02.jpg 1000 667  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east/slide/toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-02/ toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-02 0 0
285609 And here's a view through the rest of the unit Condo of the Week: 426 Queen Street East, Unit 302 Condo of the Week: 426 Queen Street East, Unit 302 https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-03-200x200.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-03.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-03.jpg 1000 667  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east/slide/toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-03/ toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-03 0 0
285610 The kitchen has its own little alcove, and there's space for a dining-room table Condo of the Week: 426 Queen Street East, Unit 302 Condo of the Week: 426 Queen Street East, Unit 302 https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-04-200x200.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-04.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-04.jpg 1000 667  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east/slide/toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-04/ toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-04 0 0
285611 And here's a view back through the unit from the other end Condo of the Week: 426 Queen Street East, Unit 302 Condo of the Week: 426 Queen Street East, Unit 302 https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-05-200x200.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-05.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-05.jpg 1000 667  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east/slide/toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-05/ toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-05 0 0
285612 There's nothing too special about the washroom, but it's there and it works Condo of the Week: 426 Queen Street East, Unit 302 Condo of the Week: 426 Queen Street East, Unit 302 https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-06-200x200.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-06.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-06.jpg 1000 667  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east/slide/toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-06/ toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-06 0 0
285613 The owner walled this bedroom off from the rest of the unit, but the wall could easily be knocked down by someone who wants the true, time-honoured, "no time for doors" loft experience Condo of the Week: 426 Queen Street East, Unit 302 Condo of the Week: 426 Queen Street East, Unit 302 https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-07-200x200.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-07.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-07.jpg 1000 667  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east/slide/toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-07/ toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-07 0 0
285614 Another view of the bedroom Condo of the Week: 426 Queen Street East, Unit 302 Condo of the Week: 426 Queen Street East, Unit 302 https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-08-200x200.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-08.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-08.jpg 1000 667  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east/slide/toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-08/ toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-08 0 0
285615 And right outside the bedroom, this handy freight elevator Condo of the Week: 426 Queen Street East, Unit 302 Condo of the Week: 426 Queen Street East, Unit 302 https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-09-200x200.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-09.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-09.jpg 1000 667  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east/slide/toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-09/ toronto-condo-of-the-week-426-queen-street-east-09 0 0
3 thoughts on “Condo of the Week: $460,000 for a true hard loft in Regent Park”
Wow, this is still available? I saw this loft about two months ago.
Why is this called “a loft”? A loft is a upper level of a tall ceiling warehouse/factory building. It’s funny how the name loft has been misappropriated and now means “An overpriced residential living space with a loose association to the artistic community where non creative types live and try to appear as cool and interesting people”.
Your sort-of right, but not quite. A loft is an upper level of a building, open to the level below, as in a barn or church. But a loft apartment or loft condo is any large, adaptable, open residential space, with high (lofty) ceilings, usually renovated from industrial use.
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