1 Columbus Avenue is a stunning loft conversion found in a Century red brick building on the corner of Sorauren Ave. and Columbus Ave. in the Roncesvalles neighbourhood of west-end Toronto.
Formerly a baseball-glove factory, these hard-lofts were converted into unique live/work spaces in 1996 by the Architect Jackson Goad.
This intimate 5 storey building only houses 10 spacious and bright suites ranging in size from 1,300 square feet to over 2,000 square feet with some of the units including a personal elevator, balcony or terrace. Another unique feature is the garage spaces available for some of the suites. There are only 2 penthouses, which offer a rooftop oasis with City views.
This authentic brick & beam loft building features exposed brick walls, wood ceilings, industrial steel & wood beams as well as huge warehouse styled windows that allow for amazing natural light, all integrating together with sexy contemporary interior designs. These lofts have space galore with a creative industrial vibe. 1 Columbus is a perfect example of a quintessential loft conversion.
Located in Roncesvalles Village, 1 Columbus sits across the street from multi-use Sorauren Park, with tennis courts, ice-rink, playground, off-leash dog area and Farmer’s market on Mondays.
Roncesvalles Village has become a foodie’s destination with fabulous eateries, shops and cafes. It’s a welcoming neighbourhood for both singles and families alike. Minutes away are found High Park, with its natural trails and paths, sporting facilities, outdoors theatre, pond, Grenadier café, off leash dog areas, picnic spots and playgrounds.
Public transportation is a breeze in this hood, with the 504 streetcars riding down Roncesvalles to King Street from the Dundas West Station, which connects to the Bloor-Danforth subway line. The 501 streetcars run along Queen Street as well as the Queensway.
The lofts at 1 Columbus are one of Toronto’s earlier loft conversions with the building being self-managed. Monthly maintenance fees are reasonable as there are no amenities included with these lofts.