Condo of the Week: $850,000 to live in a former brewery in Corktown

Condo of the Week: $850,000 to live in a former brewery in Corktown


Address: 31 Old Brewery Lane
Neighbourhood: Corktown
Agent: Rob Ackerley and Barbara Renee Funt,
Price: $849,900

The Place: A light-filled laneway row house with a rooftop deck.

The History: The condo is one of 10 that were carved out of the 19th-century Don Brewery building, a heritage property that was converted into residences in 2006. The brewery was built in 1876 by architects Smith and Gemmell, who are also responsible for more than a dozen other local heritage properties, including Knox College on Spadina Avenue.

Big Selling Point: Recent additions, including a large kitchen island and a storage bench in the living room, make this unit feel spacious. The owner also added new flooring.

Possible Deal Breaker: The unit faces the windowless brick wall of the Toronto Humane Society. Luckily, the rooftop deck is just tall enough to clear the building, giving it a pleasant view of downtown and the CN Tower.

By The Numbers:

• $849,900
• 1,560 square feet
• $498 in monthly maintenance fees
• 400-square-foot rooftop deck
• 10-foot ceilings
• 3 bedrooms
• 2 bathrooms
• 1 den
• 1 walk-in closet