169 John St. This loft at One Six Nine Lofts is located in  Downtown, Toronto - image #1 of 4 by Strata.ca
    169 John St. This loft at One Six Nine Lofts is located in  Downtown, Toronto - image #2 of 4 by Strata.ca
    169 John St. This loft at One Six Nine Lofts is located in  Downtown, Toronto - image #3 of 4 by Strata.ca

    169 John St

    One Six Nine Lofts
    0for Sale
    0for Rent
    Harhay Construction Management Ltd
    Condo Completion
    Property Management
    360 Community Management Ltd.
    Property Type
    Soft Loft
    Unit Size Range
    500 - 1750 SQFT
    Number of Units
    Number of Storeys
    CONDO Demand
    Unit Availability

    About this loft

    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.


    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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    Property Highlights

    Car Wash
    Visitor Parking
    Security System
    Bike Storage

    Listing History for One Six Nine Lofts

    Nearby Amenities

    Stats, Trends & Rankings


    One Six Nine Lofts vs The Queen West Area
    One Six Nine Lofts's Avg
    $1,081 SQFT
    Neighbourhood Avg
    $1,095 SQFT

    Building Trends At One Six Nine Lofts

    Days on Strata

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

    List vs Selling Price

    On average, these lofts sell for
    of the list price.
    Or in other words, the
    entire list price

    Offer Competition

    Lofts in this building have a
    chance of receiving
    Multiple Offers

    Turnover of Units

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

    Property Value

    Decrease in property value within the past twelve months

    Price Ranking

    Highest price per SQFT out of 47 condos in the Queen West area

    Sold Units

    Units were Sold over the past twelve months

    Rented Units

    Units were Rented over the past twelve months

    Sales vs Rental Values For This Loft

    1 Bed800 - 800 SQFT
    Average Cost Per Sqft$1,081
    Sales Price Range$865,000 - $865,000
    Rental Price RangeNo Data
    2 Bed961 - 961 SQFT
    Average Cost Per SqftNo Data
    Sales Price RangeNo Data
    Rental Price Range$4,200 - $4,200

    How Often Are Units Listed?

    Studio502 - 502 SQFT
    Average Sales Availability
    No Data
    Average Rental Availability
    No Data
    Ratio of Unit Type in Building3%
    1 Bed500 - 803 SQFT
    Average Sales Availability
    Average Rental Availability
    Ratio of Unit Type in Building40%
    1 Bed + Den826 - 1095 SQFT
    Average Sales Availability
    Average Rental Availability
    No Data
    Ratio of Unit Type in Building15%
    2 Bed797 - 1250 SQFT
    Average Sales Availability
    Average Rental Availability
    Ratio of Unit Type in Building35%
    2 Bed + Den1250 - 1750 SQFT
    Average Sales Availability
    Average Rental Availability
    No Data
    Ratio of Unit Type in Building8%

    Maintenance Fees

    One Six Nine Lofts vs The Queen West Area
    One Six Nine Lofts's Avg
    monthly maintenance fee
    $0.87 / SQFT
    Neighbourhood Avg
    monthly maintenance fee
    $0.81 / SQFT

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