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    The Church Lofts

    701 Dovercourt Road

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    Building Details

    Property Type:
    Hard Loft
    Number of Storeys:
    4
    Number of Units:
    28
    Condo Completion:
    2010
    Condo Demand:
    High
    Unit Size Range:
    610 - 1,487 SQFT
    Unit Availability:
    Low
    Property Management:

    Listing History for The Church Lofts

    Amenities

    Car Wash
    Security System
    BBQ
    Bike Storage
    Party Room

    Maintenance Fees

    Included
    Water
    Excluded
    Hydro
    Heat
    Air Conditioning

    About 701 Dovercourt RoadThe Church Lofts

    While the structure at 701 Dovercourt Road once had a holy function, the hard lofts that now take up residence at that very address are homes deserving of worship. And although Church-to-loft conversions did experience a surge in popularity around the time that this particular building was renovated, this particular category of hard loft is still few in numbers, and therefore all the more desirable.

    This archetype of Neo-Gothic church architecture was originally constructed in 1906 to house the Centennial Methodist Church, according to its Heritage Toronto plaque from 2011. As with any hard loft conversion carved out of a heritage building, the developers behind the Church Loft had to pour the utmost care and quality into creating these homes.

    The red brick façade at 701 Dovercourt features plenty of arched windows and detailed cornices that hint at the heavenly homes that are found within. Even the original, 100-year-old stained glass was meticulously restored, so as not to mess with the integrity of this sacred structure.

    Any passersby looking toward the heavens will catch a glimpse of the wooden railing — this cordons off what could only be a rooftop terrace for all residents to share. And while Dovenco, the developers behind this 2010 conversion, didn’t leave space for amenities other than this terrace, a party and meeting room, and a parking garage, this means more of their effort could be directed at designing 28 Toronto lofts.

    The Suites

    Yes, the exterior of the Church Lofts is quite impressive. It’s the carefully converted hard lofts within, however, that are most praiseworthy. With only 28 units spread throughout the entire building, each one is truly exceptional. In the spirit of not coveting thy neighbour, the sizes of each unit do not vary too much in size: the Toronto condos for sale at 701 Dovercourt range from around 600 to 1,500 square feet.

    There is some choice for prospective buyers, however. Certain units span a single story, while others cover more than one floor. Patios, Juliet balconies, and private rooftop terraces comprise the variety of outdoor spaces that come along with the homes.

    And now for the really good stuff, original elements that date back to 1906 can be found throughout these lofts. Wooden trusses offer not only support but style, and exposed limestone and red brick are abundant. Even pews, light installations, wooden doors, and stained glass from the building’s church days have been saved for the benefit of modern residents. Vaulted ceilings that once allowed choir songs to echo now offer 20-foot tall living spaces.

    The Neighbourhood

    Residents of the Church Lofts are lucky enough to live in a charming, community-oriented neighbourhood, which also has amenities and entertainment within close reach. Rather than the skyscrapers that cloud the city centre, Dufferin Grove contains plenty of parks and tree-lined streets.

    The lofts at 701 Dovercourt are about equidistant from Dufferin Grove Park and Christie Pits, each of which features an impressive lineup of facilities including a skating rink, pizza ovens, and, of course, plenty of green space.

    For groceries, residents have their pick: Bloor Street West is home to a number of independent shops and a number of Korean markets, while No Frills and Walmart at Dufferin Mall are the places to go for stocking up on inexpensive staples.

    Foodies interested in living at 701 Dovercourt will love to learn of the many cultural hubs that surround the area. Koreatown can be found along Bloor West and Palmerston | Little Italy on College, while Toronto’s own Little Portugal is just to the southwest of the building.

    Transportation

    Since the Church Lofts are situated just steps from Bloor Street West, this means residents are within walking distance of the Bloor-Danforth subway line. Ossington Station is only 500 metres away, from which residents can ride east toward the city centre and a connection to the Yonge-University-Spadina line.

    Those who prefer to drive will enjoy less trafficked routes like Dovercourt and Dufferin, and Bloor Street will also come in handy for drivers looking to reach the middle of downtown Toronto. The Gardiner Expressway can also be reached in about 15 minutes by car, from which residents have access to the 427 to the west and the Don Valley Parkway to the east.

    Travelers heading out of town can save on airport parking by riding the subway for three stops to land at the Bloor GO/UP station. From here, the UP service carries flyers to Pearson International, with the total trip from 701 Dovercourt taking a grand total of only 35 minutes.

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    9/10
    Walkability
    Congratulations, you're the mayor of Walksville! Everything's at your doorstep.
    9/10
    Transit
    So frequent, you might accidentally start collecting tickets.
    5/10
    Bikeability
    You'll have a love-hate relationship with your gears. Mostly hate.

    Demographics

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

    Population
    5,661
    Average Individual Income
    $64,462
    Average Household Size
    3 persons
    Average Age
    0
    Average Household Income
    $96,006
    Dominant Housing Type
    High Rise Apartment
    Population By Age
    Household Income
    Housing Types & Tenancy
    High Rise Apartment
    48%
    Detached
    31%
    Semi Detached
    11%
    Low Rise Apartment
    5%
    Duplex
    3%
    Marital Status
    Commute
    Languages (Primary Language)
    English
    56%
    Cantonese
    17%
    Other
    11%
    Mandarin
    8%
    Tagalog
    3%
    Tamil
    3%
    Arabic
    1%
    Armenian
    1%
    Education
    University and Above
    31%
    High School
    28%
    None
    18%
    College
    15%
    Apprenticeship
    3%
    University Below Batchelor
    2%
    Major Field of Study
    Business Management
    24%
    Architecture & Engineering
    19%
    Health & Related Fields
    13%
    Social Sciences
    10%
    Math & Computer Sciences
    6%
    Education
    6%
    Humanities
    5%
    Physical Sciences
    5%
    Personal, Protective & Transportation Services
    3%
    Visual & Performing Arts
    3%
    Agriculture & Natural Resources
    1%

    Days on Strata

    Units at The Church Lofts spend an average of
    7
    Days on Strata
    based on recent sales

    List vs Selling Price

    On average, these lofts sell for
    3%
    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
    5.3
    YEARS before being sold again

    Property Value

    3%
    Increase in property value within the past twelve months

    Price Ranking

    N/A
    Highest price per SQFT out of 9 condos in the Dufferin Grove area

    Sold Units

    1
    Units were Sold over the past twelve months

    Rented Units

    3
    Units were Rented over the past twelve months

    Best Value Rank

    The Church Lofts offers the
    ?
    best value out of 9 condos in the Dufferin Grove neighbourhood

    Appreciation Rank

    The Church Lofts has the
    ?
    highest ROI out of 9 condos in the Dufferin Grove neighbourhood

    Rental Yield

    The Church Lofts yields the
    ?
    highest rent prices out of 9 condos in the Dufferin Grove neighbourhood

    High Demand

    The Church Lofts is the
    ?
    most popular building out of 9 condos in the Dufferin Grove neighbourhood

    Transaction Insights at 701 Dovercourt Road

    1 Bed1 Bed + Den2 Bed2 Bed + Den
    Price RangeNo Data$1,050,000No DataNo Data
    Avg. Cost Per SqftNo Data$1,106No DataNo Data
    Avg. Wait for Unit Availability311 Days777 Days207 Days876 Days
    Ratio of Units in Building16%24%57%4%

    Maintenance Fees

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