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Top 5 St Lawrence Market Condos

Top 5 St Lawrence Market Condos

Aug 7, 2015
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This past Civic Holiday Monday, our partners over at MrLOFT shone a light on the coveted St Lawrence Market Lofts and the area's inception under the leadership of the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada, John Graves Simcoe.

Today, we've rounded up our top five favourite St Lawrence condos (in no particular order) for buyers looking for condos for sale in Toronto in a vibrant area that's steeped in history. This is hands-down one of our favourite Toronto neighbourhoods and one we recommend often to our clients looking for convenience + charm.

Our Favourite St Lawrence Market Condos

#1 St Lawrence Market Lofts - Because They're Quirky

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There are no cookie-cutter units in the St Lawrence Market Lofts . There are also no right-angles. The slightly sloping floors and skewed brick walls are a testament to the vintage of this 140 year old structure and real conversation piece for residents and guests.

This building dates back to the 1850s and 1860s and is a charming slice of local history. With exposed ductwork and brickwork and beautiful, original wood beams, the conversion into residential units in 2002 stayed true to the industrial style. The original materials here are ones that you just won't find in new builds, making it a hard loft enthusiast's dream.

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#2 The Berczy - Because it Blends in Beautifully

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The Berczy is a 12-storey boutique condominium located opposite the iconic Flatiron Building. The Berczy brings the past into the future with eco-friendly building materials and modern design like its stunning lobby, pictured below. But our favourite thing about this Toronto condo is the consideration given to its place within the larger environment.

The Berczy’s exterior shows heritage influences including the colour choice of brick on the base level combined of course with a more contemporary design sensibility in its upper floors. Its nice to see a new build blend so beautifully with the surrounding historic buildings while still feeling fresh and modern.

This is a very popular building so the one word of caution is price - units here tend to sell well above-average for the area.

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The-Berczy-lobby

#3 Imperial Lofts - Because They're Chock-Full of Charm

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The Imperial Lofts are true, hard lofts with a ton of character features. This former optical warehouse features wood beams, exposed brick and 10 to 10.5 ft ceilings. The attached three-storey structure relies more heavily on concrete with concrete ceilings and columns so there are options here - some people prefer the warmth of the wood-heavy units while others like the grittiness of the hard-edge, concrete spaces.

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Imperial-Lofts-Interior

#4 Vu Condos - Because we Love the View

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#5 East Lofts - Because it's a Well-Built, Reasonably-Priced Building

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The East Lofts are a modern, soft loft built in 2010 by Harhay who are known for quality developments. It's a great mix of modern and industrial for those who love the hard loft aesthetic but are looking for greater affordability and lower than average maintenance fees in comparison to similar builds near the downtown core.

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Did we miss any of your favourite St Lawrence condos? Tell us below!

Lead Image: Photo of St. Lawrence Market © Ian Muttoo used via Creative Commons from flickr.