Condo of the Week: $2.5 million for a Regent Park loft that once housed the CBC and a beer factory

Condo of the Week: $2.5 million for a Regent Park loft that once housed the CBC and a beer factory

The 2,500-square-foot property comes with industrial accents, a 200-bottle wine cellar and a rooftop terrace

The high-ceilinged, open-concept space make an ideal canvas for any designer.

Neighbourhood: Regent Park
Price: $2,500,000
Size: 2,499 square feet
Bedrooms: 3+1
Bathrooms: 3
Parking spots: 1
Maintenance fees: $1,380.84
Real estate agent: Erica Reddy-Choquette, Royal LePage 


The place

A three-plus-one-bedroom, three-bathroom corner unit in the Brewery Lofts building on the southern edge of Regent Park. The place is loaded with industrial flourishes and is within walking distance of half a dozen parks as well as the businesses along Queen East. Transit riders have easy access to several streetcar lines and bus routes, and motorists are a short drive from Bayview, the DVP and Lake Shore Boulevard.

The history

This complex, built in 1878, once held Dominion Beer and the CBC’s rehearsal halls before it was converted into condos in the 1990s. In 2011, realtor Erica Reddy-Choquette and her partner bought this third-floor unit (then a one-plus-one bedroom) with the goal of transforming it into a cozy home. After living in it for two years, the couple enlisted architect and designer Roy Banse to rethink the space. His team moved the kitchen, expanded the living and dining areas, and created a third bedroom on the main floor. Now parents, the couple is seeking a more family-friendly space.

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The tour

Here’s a view of the building, which overlooks Sumach, Shuter and Queen.

This building used to be the home to Dominion Beer as well as the CBC's rehearsal studios.

The foyer is flanked by one of the bedrooms and the powder room.

The floors are polished concrete.

The open-concept living and dining area is illuminated by a wall of windows, which bounce light off the polished concrete floor.

A wall of windows illuminate the open-concept space.

Turn around to see the kitchen, with a Wolf oven and cooktop, a Sub-Zero fridge, and a peninsula.

This is a custom Poliform kitchen.

The dining area walks out to the balcony and is equipped with a wine cellar that holds 200 bottles.

That wine cellar holds 200 bottles.

The living area is an ideal canvas for any interior designer.

Note the original concrete beams as well as exposed ductwork.

This is the main bedroom.

The main bedroom lives on the main level.

Its ensuite is layered with marble and has both a double vanity and a double shower.

In the main bathroom: a double vanity and a double shower.

This bedroom was added in the latest reno for Reddy-Choquette’s daughter.

This second bedroom was created in a recent renovation.

The new bedroom also has an ensuite.

This is the second ensuite bathroom.

No space is wasted: this once-cluttered area is now both a pantry and laundry room.

This hall has been fashioned as both a pantry and laundry room.

The third bedroom, anchored by its original concrete pillar, overlooks the entire home.

The third bedroom overlooks the entire home.

Just beyond the bed is this office with a view of the neighbourhood.

This office is an extension of the third bedroom.

Now for the balcony.

The balcony overlooks the leafy neighbourhood.

Moving upstairs and outside reveals the shared terrace, with unbeatable views of the skyline.

The terrace is shared and comes with terrific views of the skyline.


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