Call it fear of missing out or simply wanting the best of both worlds. You're in the market, but you're torn between modern and historic, urban and green space, hard and soft in your search for a Queen West condo. At Plazacorp's Chocolate Co Lofts you'll find it all. Of the condos for sale in Toronto, Chocolate Co Lofts offers one of the best, most effective mixes of hard lofts with original architectural features, and new, more modern feeling soft lofts. You're also in an unbeatable location downtown in funky, vibrant Queen West, yet right across the street from one of the city's largest historic parks.
The Patterson Candy Co. built a plant at the corner of Queen St. W. and Massey in 1912 and continued expand and operate in that location, specializing in chocolate, until the late 1950's. Patterson's Full O’ Cream and Wildfire bars may be long gone, but today you can live in a sweet condo at Chocolate Co Lofts. Two original buildings were converted into hard lofts and united with a new six-storey addition in 2005. The result is a building that takes up a full city block and looks like it's always been there.
Inside, suites in the old part of the building show off fantastic original features like wooden posts, steel beams, exposed brick, huge windows, and soaring 12-foot high wood or corrugated metal ceilings. The new lofts have a Bauhaus feel with lots of concrete, floor to ceiling windows, barn style doors and a respectable 10 1/2 foot ceiling height. Amenities have been well thought out and include underground parking, a 24-hour concierge, fitness centre and a cool party room featuring a full kitchen and landscaped terrace.
So fear not, at Chocolate Co Lofts you're not missing out on anything.
Most Notable Features
The Lofts: They are exceptional. Well designed and well built offering loft living at it's finest - whichever way you prefer - hard or soft. Also, with 144 suites in the building, they come on the market more frequently than many other lofts of this quality in this neighbourhood.
Park Life: Directly across the street is the beautiful and historic 37-acre Trinity Bellwoods Park. More than just an expanse of green, you'll find two indoor pools, a gym, fitness centre, indoor walking/running track and multi-purpose rooms. Adjacent to the rec centre, are a volleyball court, large playground, and children's outdoor wading pool, along with tennis courts, playing fields and in winter you'll find an outdoor skating rink. If athletics aren't your gig, you'll often find live music on offer or art exhibitions to enjoy. So much to do in the park, and it's lovely to look at from your loft or terrace at 955 Queen Street West.
There are more than 160 restaurants within a 15-minute walk of Chocolate Company Lofts, so you'll never run out of choices. Grab a bite across the street at Fresh on Crawford, Swan Restaurant or Oyster Boy. Venture a little further for a meal at Fonda Lola, The County General or Noce.
If you love coffee, you're less than five minutes walk from White Squirrel coffee Shop, Sam James Coffee Bar OZ and the ubiquitous Tim Hortons. Groceries can be found at Metro or Loblaws in about a 15-minute walk or stroll across the street on a Tuesday between May and October and stock up at the Farmers Market in Trinity Bellwoods Park.
Queen West is home to the largest concentration of art galleries in Toronto, and there are ten within a five-minute walk of Chocolate Co Lofts, including Artscape Youngplace, a community cultural hub devoted to artistic inspiration. Nearby schools include Givins/Shaw Junior Public School and Niagara Street Junior Public School.
Chocolate Co Lofts is only steps away from both a bus and the 24-hour Queen streetcar stop. Getting to the West End, Midtown | Central or just about anywhere in the city could not be easier and, of course connections to Union Station bring you to GO Transit, VIA Rail and the UP Express to Pearson International Airport.
Access to the Gardiner Expressway via the Spadina Avenue onramp is within a 4-minute drive, making it easy for those driving to get around Toronto.