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    Kensington Market Lofts
    by Context Development

    160 Baldwin St & 21 Nassau St

    1for Sale
    0for Rent
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    Building Details

    Property Type:
    Hard Loft
    Number of Storeys:
    7
    Number of Units:
    145
    Condo Completion:
    2000
    Condo Demand:
    High
    Unit Size Range:
    388 - 1780 SQFT
    Unit Availability:
    Low
    Property Management:
    360 Community Management Ltd.

    Amenities

    BBQ
    Rec Room
    Bike Storage
    Security System
    Rooftop Deck
    Party Room

    Maintenance Fees

    Included
    None
    Excluded
    Hydro
    Heat
    Air Conditioning
    Water

    About 160 Baldwin StKensington Market Lofts

    Everyone in Toronto loves a good Pedestrian Sunday in Kensington Market neighbourhood: vendors set up shop outside their storefronts, dancers and entertainers alike fuel the day’s wild energy, and the aromas of various cuisines mingle in the air. What weekend visitors don’t realize about the market, however, is the serenity enjoyed by residents once the week begins.

    It’s no wonder, what with Kensington Market’s lengthy history, that the area contain a hard loft conversion or two. Located at 160 Baldwin & 21 Nassau, the structure that houses the Kensington Market Lofts is nearly a century old. Originally a 1920s schoolhouse, 160 Baldwin & 21 Nassau was first transformed into part of George Brown College before becoming residential lofts in 2000.

    The final renovation process was executed by Context Developments, resulting in 145 authentic hard lofts in the heart of the market. Curiously, the building technically has two addresses: 160 Baldwin & 21 Nassau. The Nassau side is outfitted with gardens, and ground-floor homes facing this street boast their very own private entrances. The ground floor of the Baldwin side, on the other hand, is filled with retail shops for residents and visitors to enjoy.

    As for outdoor spaces, some upper-storey lofts are equipped with rooftop terraces or gardens, while other residents will opt to spend time reading or relaxing on the shared rooftop terrace, or in the communal landscaped courtyard below.

    Although residents of the Kensington Market Lofts are likely to be found out and about in the city, the building offers a party room and a meeting room for when the mood to host strikes.

    The Suites

    Perfectly fitting for the eclectic crowd attracted to Kensington Market, the Toronto lofts found within range significantly in size. The 145 units at the Kensington Market Lofts begin at approximately 500 square feet, with the largest home covering a generous 1,800.

    The Kensington Market Lofts technically come in two styles — one bedroom or two — although layouts differ, with some homes even spread out over two floors.

    Thanks to their status as hard lofts, and the building’s past life as a school, the homes at the Kensington Market Lofts are distinctive from typical downtown Toronto condos for sale. Oversized windows allow sunlight to illuminate every corner of these open concept lofts, while ceiling heights can soar to almost 15 feet high.

    The Neighbourhood

    Kensington Market clearly attracts tourists and visitors on the weekends, however residents living in this neighbourhood get to see a different side of it. Local business owners and residents come to quickly know one another by name, testament to the Market’s community-oriented nature.

    For about two centuries now, Kensington Market has been home to newcomers to Toronto: Scottish and Irish immigrants move in during the late 19th Century, followed by a large number of European Jews before World War II, and an even greater number of Chinese immigrants afterward.

    Because of its eclecticism, the market is chock-full of shops and restaurants for those looking to procure unusual delights. Vintage clothing shops line Kensington Avenue, while cheese boutiques, bakeries, butchers, and fresh produce markets dot the rest of the area.

    Neighbouring areas are also delightful, including Chinatown to the east, the University of Toronto to the north, and Queen West to the south. The Art Gallery of Ontario is also a short walk away, where the biggest art events in the city occur.

    Transportation

    Thanks to its central location, residents living at 160 Baldwin & 21 Nassau have many options for transportation. To begin with those who don’t own cars of their own, east-west streetcars run along either College or Dundas, transporting passengers toward Queen’s Park or St. Patrick subway stations, respectively. For those heading north or south, the Kensington Market Lofts are sandwiched between Spadina Avenue and Bathurst Street, both of which contain streetcar routes of their own.

    Drivers, on the other hand, can most definitely make use of all four of these major roadways. Alternatively, those heading out on longer journeys (or leaving the city altogether) can easily reach the Gardiner Expressway via Spadina, or the 401 via Bathurst Street. A quick ride along Bloor Street will also land drivers at either the 427 or the Don Valley Parkway.

    Last but not least, residents are ideally situated to simply walk or cycle around the city. Bike Lanes along College and Beverley streets will come in handy for cyclists, while restaurants, groceries, gyms, libraries, theatres, and more can all be found within walking distance of 160 Baldwin & 21 Nassau.

    Listing History for Kensington Market Lofts

    1

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    Nearby Amenities

    9/10
    Walkability
    Congratulations, you're the mayor of Walksville! Everything's at your doorstep.
    10/10
    Transit
    Meet the heartbeat of the city — transit so smooth, you’ll never miss a beat.
    7/10
    Bikeability
    The bike lane starts to feel like a second home.

    Demographics

    Based on the dissemination area as defined by Statistics Canada. A dissemination area contains, on average, approximately 200 – 400 households.

    Population
    7,191
    Average Individual Income
    $58,973
    Average Household Size
    0 persons
    Average Age
    8
    Average Household Income
    $85,901
    Dominant Housing Type
    High Rise Apartment
    Population By Age
    Household Income
    Housing Types & Tenancy
    High Rise Apartment
    53%
    Detached
    29%
    Semi Detached
    9%
    Low Rise Apartment
    5%
    Duplex
    2%
    Marital Status
    Commute
    Languages
    Telugu
    1%
    Tagalog
    1%
    Mandarin
    9%
    Cantonese
    7%
    Tamil
    2%
    English
    38%
    Indigenous Language
    32%
    Other
    10%
    Education
    High School
    23%
    Apprenticeship
    2%
    University and Above
    41%
    College
    16%
    University Below Batchelor
    2%
    None
    13%
    Major Field of Study
    Personal, Protective & Transportation Services
    3%
    Health & Related Fields
    9%
    Architecture & Engineering
    16%
    Humanities
    4%
    Physical Sciences
    4%
    Math & Computer Sciences
    11%
    Social Sciences
    12%
    Education
    4%
    Visual & Performing Arts
    3%
    Agriculture & Natural Resources
    1%
    Business Management
    28%

    Price Trend

    Average price of units sold in Kensington Market

    Building Trends At Kensington Market Lofts

    Days on Strata

    Units at Kensington Market Lofts spend an average of
    5
    Days on Strata
    based on recent sales

    List vs Selling Price

    On average, these lofts sell for
    20%
    above
    the list price.

    Offer Competition

    Lofts in this building have an
    AVERAGE
    chance of receiving
    Multiple Offers

    Turnover of Units

    On average, each unit is owned for
    4.9
    YEARS before being sold again

    Property Value

    8%
    Increase in property value within the past twelve months

    Price Ranking

    3rd
    Highest price per SQFT out of 7 condos in the Kensington Market area

    Sold Units

    3
    Units were Sold over the past twelve months

    Rented Units

    6
    Units were Rented over the past twelve months

    Sales vs Rental Values For This Loft

    1 Bed451 - 1110 SQFT
    Average Cost Per Sqft$895
    Sales Price Range$720,000 - $800,000
    Rental Price Range$2,500 - $4,000
    2 Bed1150 - 1150 SQFT
    Average Cost Per Sqft$868
    Sales Price Range$1,420,000 - $1,420,000
    Rental Price RangeNo Data
    2 Bed + Den1200 - 1200 SQFT
    Average Cost Per SqftNo Data
    Sales Price RangeNo Data
    Rental Price Range$4,000 - $4,000

    How Often Are Units Listed?

    Studio484 - 484 SQFT
    Average Sales Availability
    No Data
    Average Rental Availability
    Every162Days
    Ratio of Unit Type in Building2%
    1 Bed449 - 1650 SQFT
    Average Sales Availability
    Every101Days
    Average Rental Availability
    Every225Days
    Ratio of Unit Type in Building63%
    1 Bed + Den843 - 1377 SQFT
    Average Sales Availability
    Every657Days
    Average Rental Availability
    Every654Days
    Ratio of Unit Type in Building17%
    2 Bed900 - 1260 SQFT
    Average Sales Availability
    Every551Days
    Average Rental Availability
    Every375Days
    Ratio of Unit Type in Building16%
    2 Bed + Den1200 - 1780 SQFT
    Average Sales Availability
    Every1821Days
    Average Rental Availability
    No Data
    Ratio of Unit Type in Building5%

    Maintenance Fees

    Kensington Market Lofts vs The Kensington Market Area
    Kensington Market Lofts's Avg
    monthly maintenance fee
    $0.84 / SQFT
    Neighbourhood Avg
    monthly maintenance fee
    $0.72 / SQFT

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