The Candy Factory lofts are quite simply a work of art in one of the hippest parts of Toronto.
Dating back to the 1930s, 993 Queen St. West was once the home of Ce De Candy Company, makers of Halloween favourites Rockets and Fizzers. Today it is one of Toronto’s most popular and iconic loft buildings.
The Metro Ontario Group has tastefully melded historic with modern, resulting in the Brick 'n Beam character along with high ceilings and open concept layouts that define contemporary hard lofts. Completed in 1999, the six-storey post and beam building houses 121 gorgeous loft conversions. Suites are very large and quite spectacular, with 12-14 ft ceilings, sand blasted exposed brick, plank hardwood floors, beams and columns, kitchen islands, high quality appliances, gas fireplaces and sleek finishes.
If what you are looking for is the real deal in loft living, this is it.
Most Notable Features
Suite sizes and layouts: The smallest loft is 920 square feet. Yes, that is the smallest and suites increase in size from there up to stunning two-storey penthouses with spiral staircases and large terraces. Even the hallways are exceptionally large at The Candy Factory Lofts. Great attention was paid to conserving the original features of these Toronto condos, and as a result, there are unique touches of character like elevator shafts and doors incorporated into suites and some funky layouts, all of which add to the appeal.
Amenities and Maintenance Fees: Although they might not match those of some downtown Toronto condos for sale, The Candy Factory Lofts offer a good selection of amenities for a loft conversion. There's underground parking for residents and guests, central air, fitness centre and a really nice rooftop terrace with BBQs and great views of the city and Trinity Bellwoods park. There's even a guest suite available, so no worries about privacy in your amazing open space if you want to have people come and stay. Most impressive of all, maintenance fees at The Candy Factory Lofts are among the lowest in the city - a reflection of a building that is as well run as it is beautiful.
Cool Factor: It’s fair to say that this is the building that ignited Toronto’s love affair with loft living. These are true lofts and the benchmark by which all other Toronto loft conversions have been measured. They've been seen in films and commercials and some are even owned by celebrities. The neighbourhood is hip, but these Toronto condos might just be hipper. The only downside: there is an understandably low turnover and lofts are snapped up quickly in this Condos.ca Favourite Building.
There are more than 160 restaurants within a 15-minute walk of The Candy Factory Lofts, so you'll never run out of choices. Maybe you want to start by enjoying a drink at The Ossington. Then grab a bite at The County General, Fresh on Crawford, Swan Restaurant or Oyster Boy. If you love coffee, you're less than five minutes walk from Sam James Coffee Bar OZ, White Squirrel Coffee Shop and the ubiquitous Tim Hortons. Groceries can be found at Metro or Loblaws in about a 15-minute walk and Shoppers Drug Mart is only 5 minutes away.
If you're an outdoor lover, residents of The Candy Factory Lofts are across the street from 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 here. If athletics aren't your gig, you'll often find live music on offer or art exhibitions to enjoy. Speaking of art, Queen West is home to the largest concentration of art galleries in Toronto, and there are ten within a five-minute walk of The Candy Factory Lofts, including Artscape Youngplace, a community cultural hub devoted to artistic inspiration.
The Candy Factory 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.