Skip to main
Go Back
Strata Logo
    School House Lofts

    391 Brunswick Avenue

    0for Sale
    0for Rent
    © OpenStreetMap
    map of location

    Building Details

    Property Type:
    Hard Loft
    Number of Storeys:
    4
    Number of Units:
    19
    Condo Completion:
    2010
    Condo Demand:
    Medium
    Unit Size Range:
    981 - 2,142 SQFT
    Unit Availability:
    Low
    Property Management:
    Yehudi Hendler Management

    Listing History for School House Lofts

    Amenities

    Concierge
    BBQ
    Bike Storage
    Security System

    Maintenance Fees

    Included
    None
    Excluded
    Hydro
    Heat
    Air Conditioning
    Water

    About 391 Brunswick AvenueSchool House Lofts

    As far as hard loft conversions go, the School House Lofts is more graceful than the rest. Unlike the typical industrial-style warehouse conversions that dot the city, these authentic lofts at 391 Brunswick are more refined than even some of the contemporary homes on the block.

    Like any hard loft, however, the style of the building’s façade reflects its former use. And it should come as no surprise that the structure at 391 Brunswick Avenue was once an actual school. Even with its polished exterior, the building in fact dates back to 1954, when it was built to house the Loretto College School for Girls. As a quirky reminder of this history, the Toronto lofts at 391 Brunswick are named after prestigious universities, such as Harvard, Oxford, and of course the University of Toronto.

    Converted in 2010, the School House Lofts were expanded by Empire Communities, with the addition of two floors to the formerly three-storey building. As a result, these modern, uppermost levels were made with natural sunlight in mind — or at least that can be assumed when ogling at the expansive glass that wraps around these floors. Within these glass walls sit multi-level penthouses, perfectly suited for those in search of extravagance.

    While the building lacks a gym and concierge, it makes up for this in its location, historic charm, and style. A home at the School House Lofts also comes with some of the most practical of shared amenities: a parking garage, phone entry security, and communal barbecues.

    The Suites

    Although the exterior of the School House Lofts has been perfectly preserved, the homes within feel anything but old. Rather, hardwood flooring, ultra-modern kitchens and bathrooms, and clean, crisp lines throughout, set the tone at 391 Brunswick Avenue.

    What used to hold an entire school full of children each day now houses 19 residential units. As one can only imagine, then, each loft is generously sized. Even the smallest of homes at 391 Brunswick are larger than the average Toronto condo for sale, starting at approximately 1,000 square feet. The largest units in the building, on the other hand, reach to around 2,100 square feet.

    Cozier homes — if we can even call them that — contain one bedroom plus a den, while larger units feature two bedrooms or two plus a den. And as for those multi-level penthouses mentioned earlier? Yes, you guessed it: they do each come equipped with private rooftop terraces of their own.

    With such an intimate number of units, it’s no wonder the lofts at 391 Brunswick all have a few elements in common. Ceiling heights of around 10 feet, floor to ceiling windows, and a generally sunny ambiance are just a few. Yet another common thread is the well-thought-out interior design by 3rd Uncle Design Inc.

    The Neighbourhood

    The lovely residential street that houses the School House Lofts is also home to a number of other historical homes. Located in the centre of The Annex neighbourhood, Brunswick Street is chock full of Victorian and Edwardian homes that date back to the area’s earliest days.

    Being situated directly between Bloor Street West and Dupont Street is never bad news when dinnertime rolls around. Both of these streets offer a smattering of eclectic options, from casual sushi and tacos, to upscale Parisian fare, and everything in between.

    Just to the west, residents will find Korea Town. Here, an abundance of restaurants line the street, interspersed with shops featuring imports from halfway around the world. To the east, things become slightly more chic. Yorkville is just a short walk away from 391 Brunswick, where activities include visiting a hotel for high tea, window shopping at Chanel or Hermès, or even doing some celebrity spotting out on the streets.

    In terms of entertainment, the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema is a great place to catch the latest documentary, while the Royal Ontario Museum, the Gardiner Museum, and the Bata Shoe Museum, are also all a short walk away.

    Transportation

    With its central location in downtown Toronto, those living at 391 Brunswick don’t technically need a vehicle to travel within the city. Walking or cycling are ideal options for movement in the immediate area, and one-way streets make bike riding all that much safer.

    Those who take advantage of the parking spaces at the School House Lofts, on the other hand, will take advantage of Bathurst and Spadina for north-south travel, and Dupont or Bloor for heading east and west. Within a short drive, those heading out of the city can reach numerous highways, including the 401, the 427, and the Don Valley Parkway.

    Finally, residents who use the TTC are also in luck: Bathurst, Dupont, and Spadina stations can all be reached in less than 10 minutes on foot from the School House Lofts.

    0

    Listings For Sale

    Interested in receiving new listings for sale?

    0

    Listings For Rent

    Interested in receiving new listings for rent?

    Nearby Amenities

    8/10
    Walkability
    One small step for you. One giant leap towards never needing a gym membership.
    9/10
    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
    20,953
    Average Individual Income
    $62,367
    Average Household Size
    3 persons
    Average Age
    45
    Average Household Income
    $108,963
    Dominant Housing Type
    Detached
    Population By Age
    Household Income
    Housing Types & Tenancy
    Detached
    38%
    High Rise Apartment
    29%
    Semi Detached
    21%
    Low Rise Apartment
    5%
    Duplex
    4%
    Marital Status
    Commute
    Languages (Primary Language)
    Other
    73%
    Mandarin
    10%
    Cantonese
    9%
    Tamil
    3%
    Tagalog
    2%
    Arabic
    1%
    Spanish
    1%
    Urdu
    1%
    Education
    University and Above
    38%
    High School
    25%
    College
    15%
    None
    15%
    University Below Batchelor
    3%
    Apprenticeship
    2%
    Major Field of Study
    Business Management
    25%
    Architecture & Engineering
    20%
    Health & Related Fields
    11%
    Social Sciences
    11%
    Math & Computer Sciences
    8%
    Humanities
    5%
    Physical Sciences
    5%
    Education
    4%
    Visual & Performing Arts
    3%
    Personal, Protective & Transportation Services
    2%

    Price Trends

    Days on Strata

    Units at School House Lofts spend an average of
    30
    Days on Strata
    based on recent sales

    List vs Selling Price

    On average, these lofts sell for
    5%
    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
    6.3
    YEARS before being sold again

    Property Value

    0%
    Increase in property value within the past twelve months

    Price Ranking

    8th
    Highest price per SQFT out of 40 condos in The Annex area

    Sold Units

    3
    Units were Sold over the past twelve months

    Rented Units

    4
    Units were Rented over the past twelve months

    Best Value Rank

    School House Lofts offers the
    ?
    best value out of 40 condos in neighbourhood

    Appreciation Rank

    School House Lofts has the
    ?
    highest ROI out of 40 condos in neighbourhood

    Rental Yield

    School House Lofts yields the
    ?
    highest rent prices out of 40 condos in neighbourhood

    High Demand

    School House Lofts is the
    ?
    most popular building out of 40 condos in neighbourhood

    Transaction Insights at 391 Brunswick Avenue

    1 Bed + Den2 Bed2 Bed + Den3 Bed
    Price Range$930,000$1,499,999 - $1,700,000No DataNo Data
    Avg. Cost Per Sqft$949$1,007No DataNo Data
    Avg. Wait for Unit Availability1175 Days527 DaysNo DataNo Data
    Ratio of Units in Building10%58%29%5%

    Maintenance Fees

    School House Lofts vs The Annex Area

    Similar lofts