Real Estate

Condo of the Week: $1.5 million for a Riverside loft in an old factory with a view of the skyline

The 1,300-square-foot unit also comes with wood slat ceilings, exposed brick, polished concrete floors and sleek sliding doors

By Alex Cyr| Photography by Salisbury Media Group
This hard loft in Riverside has two bedrooms and two bathrooms

Neighbourhood: Riverside Price: $1,549,900 Last sold for: $730,000 (2014) Size: 1,305 square feet Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Parking spaces: 2 Realtor: Christine Sweeny, Royal LePage Maintenance fees: $1,113

The place

A two-bedroom, two-bathroom hard loft on the third floor of 68 Broadview Avenue, a former pharmaceutical warehouse in Riverside. The building’s a quick walk to the shops and restaurants on Queen East, Corktown Common, Riverdale Park and half a dozen transit routes. It also offers easy access to the DVP and Lake Shore Boulevard.

The history

Built in 1914, this red-brick was reborn in 2006, when developers transformed it into 154 suites of various sizes and configurations. This unit, one of the largest in the complex, is on the market for the first time since 2014. Its current owners—jewellers by trade—modified the layout and added a walled-off second bedroom as their workshop.

The tour

Here’s an aerial view of 68 Broadview. Though located on the third floor, this unit comes with a private terrace on the sixth. More on that later.

68 Broadview has access to half a dozen transit routes

The complex’s bright red-brick façade has been fully restored.

This Condo of the Week is located in a former pharmaceuticals warehouse

The foyer shows off the suite’s abundance of natural light.

The metalic colour palette contrasts nicely with the wood ceilings

The view from the foyer showcases the 10-foot wood slat ceilings as well as the original pillars.

The original wood slat ceilings and pillars are striking

The kitchen comes with quartz counters, designer lights and custom silver-stained cabinets.

The kitchen has quartz counters

Within are stainless steel appliances, an induction cooktop and a brick backsplash.

The backsplash is original exposed brick

This is the dining area, with the main bedroom on the right and the second bedroom just beyond.

The unit's open-concept layout brings in natural light

Exposed brick, open ductwork and wall-to-wall windows define the living area.

That's River City in the background

In the distance: the River City complex in Corktown and Eastern Avenue leading to downtown.

The condo has a great view of Eastern Avenue and the skyline

There’s also a workspace off of the kitchen.

Here's the home's office space

Here’s the main bedroom. Those sliding doors by the TV conceal two huge closets.

The main bedroom has elegant sliding doors

The main bathroom doubles as a laundry room and has a raised glass shower with a rainfall head.

The laundry is in the main bathroom

This is the second bedroom, which the previous owners used as their jewellery-making workshop.

The second bedroom has exposed ductwork

And here’s that private 290-square-foot east-facing terrace on the sixth floor.

The unit's eats-facing terrace is on the sixth floor

A treetop view of Riverside, Leslieville and the Beaches.

The view of Leslieville from the home

Also on the sixth floor is a shared party room, equipped with wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows.

This party room is one of the building amenities

Finally, the view from the building’s shared terrace, where residents gather to take in sunsets.

From the shared rooftop terrace: an all-time view of Toronto

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