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
Last sold for: $730,000 (2014)
Size: 1,305 square feet
Parking spaces: 2
Realtor: Christine Sweeny, Royal LePage
Maintenance fees: $1,113
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.
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.
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.
The complex’s bright red-brick façade has been fully restored.
The foyer shows off the suite’s abundance of natural light.
The view from the foyer showcases the 10-foot wood slat ceilings as well as the original pillars.
The kitchen comes with quartz counters, designer lights and custom silver-stained cabinets.
Within are stainless steel appliances, an induction cooktop and a brick backsplash.
This is the dining area, with the main bedroom on the right and the second bedroom just beyond.
Exposed brick, open ductwork and wall-to-wall windows define the living area.
In the distance: the River City complex in Corktown and Eastern Avenue leading to downtown.
There’s also a workspace off of the kitchen.
Here’s the main bedroom. Those sliding doors by the TV conceal two huge closets.
The main bathroom doubles as a laundry room and has a raised glass shower with a rainfall head.
This is the second bedroom, which the previous owners used as their jewellery-making workshop.
And here’s that private 290-square-foot east-facing terrace on the sixth floor.
A treetop view of Riverside, Leslieville and the Beaches.
Also on the sixth floor is a shared party room, equipped with wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows.
Finally, the view from the building’s shared terrace, where residents gather to take in sunsets.
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