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Rental of the Week: $3,800 per month to live in a factory loft in Little Portugal

By Ali Amad| Photography by Alex Lukey
Rental of the Week: $3,800 per month to live in a factory loft in Little Portugal

Address: 20 Brockton Avenue, Unit 13 Neighbourhood: Little Portugal Agent: James Ormston, Bosley Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage Price: $3,800 per month

The place

An unfurnished one-bedroom loft near Brockton Village.

The history

This former factory building was conceived as an artists’ haven when it was converted into lofts in 1986. Many of the original buyers were painters, sculptors and photographers who designed their units from scratch. According to the agent, this unit’s original owner was a photographer, who used the main floor bathroom as a darkroom. The current owners bought the place in 2010, but moved to a bigger home after having kids. They’ve been renting the loft out ever since.

Here’s the entry:

Rental of the Week: $3,800 per month to live in a factory loft in Little Portugal

The living and dining area has some built-in wall niches:

Rental of the Week: $3,800 per month to live in a factory loft in Little Portugal

The kitchen:

Rental of the Week: $3,800 per month to live in a factory loft in Little Portugal

The atrium around the staircase has 24-foot ceilings:

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Rental of the Week: $3,800 per month to live in a factory loft in Little Portugal

There’s a TV room on the second floor with a Juliet balcony:

Rental of the Week: $3,800 per month to live in a factory loft in Little Portugal

And here’s the bedroom:

Rental of the Week: $3,800 per month to live in a factory loft in Little Portugal

And the second-floor bathroom:

Rental of the Week: $3,800 per month to live in a factory loft in Little Portugal
Major perks

This is one of the largest units in the building, and it still has some original features, including maple plank floors and wood-beamed ceilings. Four skylights let in plenty of natural light:

Rental of the Week: $3,800 per month to live in a factory loft in Little Portugal
Possible deal breaker

This place has only one bedroom, but there’s a small den that can be converted into a second bedroom, if necessary:

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Rental of the Week: $3,800 per month to live in a factory loft in Little Portugal
By the numbers

• $3,800 per month • 1,756 square feet • 24-foot atrium ceilings • 2 bathrooms • 1 bedroom • 1 patio • 1 parking spot

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