Condo of the Week: $1.7 million to live in an impeccably restored Leslieville church with Gothic flair

Condo of the Week: $1.7 million to live in an impeccably restored Leslieville church with Gothic flair

The 1,500-square-foot property comes with a shimmering kitchen, reclaimed wood beams, a 100-bottle wine locker and a rooftop hot tub

A view of the open-concept space.

Neighbourhood: Leslieville
Price: $1,749,000
Size: 1,561 square feet plus a 1,200-square-foot rooftop terrace
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Parking spaces: 2
Real estate agent: Jamie Knoepfli, Sotheby’s International Realty


The place

A two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo inside an old Anglican church on Jones Avenue just north of Dundas. The place is full of original fixtures and reclaimed hardwood, but its greatest feature may be the party-ready 1,200-square-foot rooftop terrace. The complex is within walking distance of Greenwood Park (home to the Leslieville Farmers’ Market) and Gerrard Square as well as several streetcar lines and bus routes.

The history

St. Clement’s Anglican Church, a Leslieville landmark for more than 100 years, served as a place of worship until its decommissioning in 2006. It remained vacant until 2015, when a team of developers and architects transformed it into a 14-unit condo building now known as the Leslieville Lofts.

This two-storey unit has a townhouse-style layout. The current owners have been the home’s only occupants. Realtor Jamie Knoepfli says its terrace, specifically, has been a draw for young families, couples and first-time homebuyers looking for a peaceful enclave amid the east end’s hustle and bustle.

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The tour

The Victorian Gothic façade comes with arches, dramatic edges and red brick all over.

This church is right on busy Jones Avenue.

In the unit’s foyer, an oak staircase wraps around one of the church’s original chandeliers.

The staircase twirls around an original chandelier.

The main level is open concept. Its ceilings are 12 feet high and show off some reclaimed wood beams.

That wood beam was reclaimed from the original church.

Here’s a closer look at the living area, with its five windows, exposed brick wall and gas fireplace.

The living room has a modern look.

Meanwhile, the kitchen has a custom light fixture, a four-seat marble island and a walk-out to a balcony.

All of the kitchen appliances are stainless steel.

The bespoke cabinets surround a suite of new stainless steel appliances.

The custom cabinets have under-lights.

Down the hall is the bathroom, which matches the kitchen’s colour palette.

Those wall tiles are porcelain.

The secondary bedroom shares a wall with the kitchen and also comes with a balcony.

The secondary bedroom has a Juliet balcony.

The main suite lives on the lower level. Here, the owners have set up the space under the stairs as a family area.

This is a second family room.

This is the main bedroom.

The main bedroom gets plenty of sunlight.

It’s equipped with a walk-in closet and an ensuite bathroom.

The walk-in has its own bathroom.

Here’s an amenity you don’t see every day—a 100-bottle wine locker in the complex’s common room.

The wine locker fits 100 bottles.

Now for the pièce de résistance: the huge rooftop terrace, with a seven-seat hot tub, two storage lockers and a gas fireplace.

The terrace is 1,200 square feet.

All of it surrounds this chalet-chic dining area. Note the funky Galaxy chandelier.

The real rooftop highlight is the dining area.

There’s also a shower and a sink up here.

Don't forget the rooftop showers.

Lastly, an overhead shot of the roof, which comes with terrific views of Leslieville and nearby Little India.

You can see Little India from up here.


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