The Foundry Lofts are located in Toronto's central west-end and are another successful conversion from its beginning as a vintage 19th century warehouse into chic urban lofts. This impressive structure was built in the early 1900's and was first used by the Canada Foundry Company in the building of electric locomotives that would supply railways across Canada, until the 1920's when Canada’s General Electric took the location over and continued to use the building for the next 60+ years.
Fast forward today and we find this vast space and character lending itself to be an ideal Loft conversion that is perfectly suited to become a condo choice for buyers seeking historic character combined with modern building materials and technology. The unique layout allowed for the design of an interior green space, spanning approximately 16,000 square feet, built to create a common community area. Residents are able to feel this connection while enjoying the interior landscaping that is designed with planted trees, park benches and cobblestone walkways, creating an interior urban oasis. This brilliant space also includes a recreation and art gallery room that is fitted with a full kitchen and area to display art from local artists. The exercise facilities, theatre centre and meeting room are added features to the building’s amenities. The Foundry Lofts are unique in offering a breathtaking Atrium that combines natural sunlight flooding into interior gardens of planted greenery, through widows and skylights along with the building’s vintage character, which captivates you at once. The Foundry Lofts are home to 104 lofts, which include 1, 2 and 3 storey designs. Striking vintage features are incorporated throughout the suites including full warehouse styled windows, exposed original brick, 2 elevator cabs, and soaring ceiling heights of 9 to 14 feet all blending together with the contemporary design of modern kitchen and bathroom designs.
The surrounding neighbourhood is multi-cultural with influences of Italian, Portuguese, Latin American and Greek. North of Davenport is found "Corso Italia" known as Toronto's "Little Italy" hood with its vibrant Italian culture boasting mouth-watering cuisine, espresso bars and clothing boutiques. It's a lower key area, without the hip cocktail bar scene found in College Street’s "Italian" neighbourhood, and rather the focus is found around the marvelous food found in the surrounding eateries. Locals and foodies alike flood to such popular haunts as the Big Ragu, Marcello's Pizzeria and Pizza e Pazzi, where you'd expect to find a little Italian grandmother in the back kitchen, with her apron on while preparing her home-made meals. Another boost for the area was the opening of the Wychwood Barns in 2008 which converted 60,000 square feet, from a TTC streetcar repair barn into a community for artists, environmental organizations, culture and agriculture, along with a Farmer's market that weekly draws crowds from across the city. From this market you'll find organic delicacies including hormone-free meats. It’s an outing for the family with the kiddies loving the awesome onsite playground! The trendy Junction and Roncesvalles hoods are also minute's away, offering unique shopping choices and great eateries as well as the hip and upcoming Bloordale Village with its newly opened art galleries.
All ages enjoy the close proximity of Earlscourt Park, which is found along St. Clair Avenue and down to Davenport Road boasting 36 acres of parkland, 4 tennis courts, soccer fields, baseball diamonds and outdoor ice rink.
For those driving or taking the Red Rocket, transportation is convenient with a number of fast choices and routes to downtown Toronto. Traffic going along Dupont Street or Davenport Road is usually quite smooth and public transportation offers both bus routes and the Bloor-Danforth subway line. Leaving your car at home and becoming more “green” has never been so easy!
The Foundry Lofts offer an authentic experience for those looking for the combination of old-world charm marrying modern technology and design.