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Condo of the Week: $2.5 million for a CBC host’s loft in a former CBC warehouse

By Glyn Bowerman| Photography by Property Pandas
Condo of the Week: $2.5 million for a CBC host's loft in a former CBC warehouse

Address: 90 Sumach Street, Unit 709 Neighbourhood: Regent Park Agent: Erica Reddy, Royal LePage Signature Realty, Brokerage Price: $2,450,000 Previously sold for: $619,000, in 2006

The place

A bright, wide-open loft with 14-foot ceilings.

The history

The building was a CBC prop and lighting warehouse before it was converted into lofts in 1998. The sellers bought this unit in 2006, and they have since added an open kitchen and polished the concrete floors.

There’s a den area in the entry:

Condo of the Week: $2.5 million for a CBC host's loft in a former CBC warehouse

Here’s the dining area:

Condo of the Week: $2.5 million for a CBC host's loft in a former CBC warehouse

The open kitchen has some sleek cabinetry:

Condo of the Week: $2.5 million for a CBC host's loft in a former CBC warehouse

The living area:

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Condo of the Week: $2.5 million for a CBC host's loft in a former CBC warehouse

And here’s a view back through the entire main floor:

Condo of the Week: $2.5 million for a CBC host's loft in a former CBC warehouse

There are two bathrooms. Here’s one of them:

Condo of the Week: $2.5 million for a CBC host's loft in a former CBC warehouse

The bedroom is on the upper level, and it’s open to the living area, below:

Condo of the Week: $2.5 million for a CBC host's loft in a former CBC warehouse
What the seller says

Appropriately enough, the seller is former CBC television host Ron Charles, who ended up living in the ex-CBC warehouse with his partner. “It’s such a weird feeling,” Charles says. “I worked with a lot of people who worked here. It’s just pretty wild.” He loves the unit’s wraparound views of the city to the south and west:

Condo of the Week: $2.5 million for a CBC host's loft in a former CBC warehouse
Big selling point

The private, 1,300-square-foot terrace has a cabana, a pergola and an outdoor kitchen. The planting boxes are irrigated, which makes it easy to grow produce. “It’s our little secret garden,” Charles says. “It’s pretty spectacular.”

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Condo of the Week: $2.5 million for a CBC host's loft in a former CBC warehouse

Here’s the view from the terrace:

Condo of the Week: $2.5 million for a CBC host's loft in a former CBC warehouse
Possible deal breaker

Currently, the terrace is only accessible through the main hallway, outside the unit. Other owners in the building have, in the past, received board approval to build in-unit terrace doors.

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By the numbers

• $2,450,000 • 1,845 square feet • $970.58 in monthly maintenance fees • 2 bathrooms • 1 bedroom • 1 parking space

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