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    One Six Nine Lofts

    169 John Street

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    Building Details

    Property Type:
    Soft Loft
    Number of Storeys:
    11
    Number of Units:
    46
    Condo Completion:
    2007
    Condo Demand:
    High
    Unit Size Range:
    500 - 1,750 SQFT
    Unit Availability:
    Low
    Property Management:

    Listing History for One Six Nine Lofts

    Amenities

    BBQ
    Security System
    Visitor Parking
    Car Wash
    Bike Storage

    Maintenance Fees

    Included
    None
    Excluded
    Hydro
    Heat
    Air Conditioning
    Water

    About 169 John StreetOne Six Nine Lofts

    Walking through the discrete yet attractive wooden door into the building at 169 John Street is like entering a new world. With its mid-rise status and unassuming exterior, it’s hard to imagine the distinctive soft lofts that lie within.

    Lamb Development Corp. and Harhay Construction Management, two Toronto favourites, are behind the 2007 construction of the aptly named One Six Nine Lofts. The building spans 10 storeys and is made up of only 46 lofts, adding an air of exclusivity for residents to brag about.

    The slender, concrete exterior is noteworthy, especially since the One Six Nine Lofts is surrounded by much older buildings. Just down the street, for example, is the CHUM-City Building, which has inhabited the corner of Queen and John for over 100 years.

    The building itself doesn’t have much in the way of shared amenities, probably thanks to its diminutive size. Residents do still benefit from a parking garage, barbecues, a phone entry system, and a pet-friendly attitude. And thankfully, anything else one can possibly need can be found in the Queen West neighbourhood.

    The Suites

    As if reflecting the surrounding area and its dynamic group of locals, the One Six Nine Lofts vary dramatically in size and scope. Demographics of all sorts can find the Toronto condos for sale that they are looking for at 169 John Street. Busy professionals with lifestyles too hectic to even imagine entertaining large groups will be pleased with the more cost-effective, 500 square foot units here. Alternatively, some lofts reach to approximately 2,000 square feet, which provides ample space for happy hosts or even entire families.

    What all of the lofts have in common, on the other hand, is their style. In the exemplary soft loft fashion, every home at 169 John has a nonchalant, raw industrial feel. Exposed concrete covers ceilings and walls, while ductwork is also left visible. Open concept common living areas make even the smallest units feel just spacious enough, and windows covering entire walls brighten up every loft.

    Some design features even allow this building to stand out from the rest of the soft lofts in the city. Barn style sliding doors separate rooms in certain units, while bamboo flooring adds a bit of flare to others.

    The Neighbourhood

    The One Six Nine Lofts are centrally located in the heart of downtown Toronto, yet set back on a quieter street to reduce the chances of street noise at night. When looking for a bite to eat, or when the mood to shop strikes, residents can head over to Queen Street, which is literally steps away from the front doors.

    Besides the obvious, though, other neighbourhoods are also within reach. Chinatown and Kensington Market, with their array of eclectic dining options are nearby. Those more hungry for culture than food can walk over to the Art Gallery of Ontario, which is about 500 metres away.

    While a colossal Loblaws at Queen and Portland and Fresh and the Wild Food Market at King and Spadina are both within walking distance from 169 John Street, residents who feel adventurous might want to pick up fresh fruits and vegetables from any of the small markets in Chinatown, on Dundas West and Spadina Avenue.

    When looking for some rainy day entertainment, residents need not look too far. The TIFF Bell Lightbox on King shows a range of independent, international, and blockbuster films, while the Scotiabank Theatre is another great option. Music fans can watch a live show at the Cameron House any night of the week, or catch an up and coming act at the Horseshoe Tavern or the Rivoli.

    Transportation

    With a streetcar service operating 24 hours a day, those who don’t have access to a car of their own will likely make good use of Queen Street for all of their travel needs. This route heads west toward Parkdale, and beyond, while eastbound travel along Queen will offer passengers connections to the subway at Osgoode Station.

    From Osgoode, Union Station is only two stops away, where those heading out of town can catch a VIA Rail train, a GO bus or train, or the UP service to Pearson International Airport. For anyone flying with Porter, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is reachable in just over 20 minutes via public transit, or only 10 minutes when traveling by car.

    Speaking of cars, drivers living at the One Six Nine Lofts can reach the Gardiner Expressway in no time via Spadina Avenue, while Richmond and Adelaide are great alternative one-way routes to the more heavily trafficked Queen Street West.

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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
    Your bike's the trusty steed in this urban jungle — giddy up!

    Demographics

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

    Population
    18,483
    Average Individual Income
    $71,628
    Average Household Size
    3 persons
    Average Age
    42
    Average Household Income
    $108,396
    Dominant Housing Type
    High Rise Apartment
    Population By Age
    Household Income
    Housing Types & Tenancy
    High Rise Apartment
    43%
    Semi Detached
    25%
    Detached
    24%
    Low Rise Apartment
    3%
    Duplex
    2%
    Marital Status
    Commute
    Languages (Primary Language)
    Other
    72%
    Mandarin
    13%
    Cantonese
    9%
    Tagalog
    2%
    Arabic
    1%
    Spanish
    1%
    Urdu
    1%
    Korean
    1%
    Education
    University and Above
    43%
    High School
    21%
    College
    15%
    None
    12%
    University Below Batchelor
    3%
    Apprenticeship
    2%
    Major Field of Study
    Business Management
    25%
    Architecture & Engineering
    17%
    Social Sciences
    12%
    Health & Related Fields
    10%
    Math & Computer Sciences
    8%
    Humanities
    6%
    Physical Sciences
    5%
    Education
    5%
    Visual & Performing Arts
    3%
    Personal, Protective & Transportation Services
    2%

    Days on Strata

    Units at One Six Nine Lofts spend an average of
    4
    Days on Strata
    based on recent sales

    List vs Selling Price

    On average, these lofts sell for
    2%
    below
    the list price.

    Offer Competition

    Lofts in this building have a
    LOW
    chance of receiving
    Multiple Offers

    Turnover of Units

    On average, each unit is owned for
    6.6
    YEARS before being sold again

    Property Value

    10%
    Increase in property value within the past twelve months

    Price Ranking

    N/A
    Highest price per SQFT out of 51 condos in the Queen West area

    Sold Units

    1
    Units were Sold over the past twelve months

    Rented Units

    2
    Units were Rented over the past twelve months

    Best Value Rank

    One Six Nine Lofts offers the
    ?
    best value out of 51 condos in the Queen West neighbourhood

    Appreciation Rank

    One Six Nine Lofts has the
    ?
    highest ROI out of 51 condos in the Queen West neighbourhood

    Rental Yield

    One Six Nine Lofts yields the
    ?
    highest rent prices out of 51 condos in the Queen West neighbourhood

    High Demand

    One Six Nine Lofts is the
    ?
    most popular building out of 51 condos in the Queen West neighbourhood

    Transaction Insights at 169 John Street

    1 Bed1 Bed + Den2 Bed2 Bed + Den
    Price RangeNo DataNo Data$1,225,000No Data
    Avg. Cost Per SqftNo DataNo Data$1,303No Data
    Avg. Wait for Unit Availability242 Days2064 Days470 Days800 Days
    Ratio of Units in Building45%13%35%8%

    Maintenance Fees

    One Six Nine Lofts vs The Queen West Area

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