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Condo of the Week: $669,000 for a Moss Park loft with a chair swing and a 17-foot window wall

At 680 square feet, the unit also has polished concrete, secret storage, an east end view and a gym with a sauna

By Andrea Yu| Photography by Peter Riedel
This complex shares a courtyard with GBC's culinary school.

Neighbourhood: Moss Park Price: $669,000 Previously sold for: $587,000 (July 2020) Size: 680 square feet Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Maintenance fees: $473 Real estate agent: Richard Himelfarb, Forest Hill Real Estate Yorkville

The place
A one-bedroom, one-bathroom home in the Space Lofts, a 220-unit complex built in 2004 on Richmond just west of Sherbourne. Amenities include a gym and sauna, a party room, a meeting room, a 24-hour concierge, a guest suite and visitor parking. It’s within walking distance of the Eaton Centre and St. Lawrence Market, with easy access to Queen station as well as several streetcar lines and bus routes. The building also shares a courtyard with George Brown College’s culinary school—an affordable, delicious lunch-break option.
The unit itself has been for sale since September 5, when it was listed at $699,999. It was reduced to its current price on September 18. Related: $1.4 million for a Regent Park penthouse with a skyline view up top and a rock-climbing cave down below
The tour

Forget Toronto’s obsession with boxes: this building’s lobby is a rotunda.

Rare for a Toronto condo: a rotunda.

Here’s the foyer. The stairwell walks up to the bedroom and accommodates loads of storage underneath.

Cabinets under the staircase make for great storage hacks.

The kitchen is equipped with a peninsula that doubles as a breakfast bar, along with Caesarstone counters and backsplash.

The kitchen counters and backsplash are Caesarstone.

Note the sneaky storage niche above the fridge.

Check out that sneaky storage niche above the fridge.

Now the living area.

The bedroom floats above this open-concept area.

This angle highlights the exposed-concrete cantilevered ceiling and corner workspace.

That's a workspace by the window.

The 17-foot window wall is a conversation starter.

The 17-foot window wall frames the unobstructed north-facing view.

An opposite view offers a peak inside the bedroom. And don’t forget the swing chair.

Here's how the bedroom interacts with the space below.

What it’s like to look down from the loft.

The vertigo-inducing view from above.

The bedroom has a glass railing and polished concrete floors.

Here's the bedroom.

That’s the ensuite bathroom on the left and the stairwell to the foyer on the right.

The closets lead to the bathroom.

The hallway to the ensuite is flanked by two sliding-door closets, one them housing the washer and dryer.

Sliding doors help conserve space.

A glimpse at the bathroom.

More built-in shelving in the bathroom.

The balcony has unobstructed, north-facing views. That cluster of trees is Moss Park, which will be the site of a new Ontario Line station.

That's Richmond Street E. below.

Swivel east to get a better look at the neighbourhood, with St. Jamestown and Regent Park in the distance.

And this view shows off the neihghbourhood.

Moving on to the shared amenities: this is the meeting room.

This meeting room is a shared amenities.

Here’s the gym.

Building residents have access to this gym.

There’s also a sauna for post-workout sweat sessions.

The shared sauna may be the condo's best perk.

Finally, the party room, which comes with this lounge as well as a kitchen, a bar and a dining area.

Finally, the party room, equipped with a kitchen, bar and dining area.

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