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    St Lawrence Market Lofts

    81A Front Street

    1for Sale
    1for Rent
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    Building Details

    Property Type:
    Hard Loft
    Number of Storeys:
    3
    Number of Units:
    53
    Condo Completion:
    2003
    Condo Demand:
    Medium
    Unit Size Range:
    435 - 1,300 SQFT
    Unit Availability:
    Low
    Property Management:

    Listing History for St Lawrence Market Lofts

    Amenities

    Security System
    Bike Storage
    Concierge

    Maintenance Fees

    Included
    None
    Excluded
    Hydro
    Heat
    Air Conditioning
    Water

    About 81A Front StreetSt Lawrence Market Lofts

    While unable to overshadow the actual St. Lawrence Market itself, the Toronto lofts at 81A Front Street are some of the most impressive as far as historical hard lofts go. In fact, the bones of the building even pre-date Canada’s confederation.

    The building is technically comprised of three structures. These were originally constructed in 1837 to house the warehouses and offices of a wholesale grocer, and have since had their interiors reorganized to hold 53 authentic and lust-worthy lofts. The conversion of the building into the St. Lawrence Market Lofts was carried out in 2003 by the Georgian Group.

    From the exterior, red brick that has lived through over a century and a half continues to stand the test of time. Ground-level commercial tenants, such as Starbucks, demonstrate that it’s possible to embrace the new along with the old. Above, intricate, antique cornices top the windows that grace the building’s façade.

    Between their prime location and their historic essence, it’s no wonder that turnover rates are extremely low. The low-rise building also features an elevator and parking, comprising a limited yet important set of amenities for residents of the St. Lawrence Market Lofts.

    The Suites

    Prospective buyers interested in Toronto condos for sale at the St. Lawrence Market Lofts are probably all asking themselves the same thing at this point: does all that red brick carry through to the interiors? And the answer, thankfully, is yes.

    Suites at 81A Front Street East are clad in exposed brick that, while polished since then, date back to the mid 1800s. And while this will certainly save homeowners from purchasing large amounts of paint, the character afforded by these walls is much more important than that. Other authentic elements are abundant as well, such as the wooden beams that have lent their support since 1837.

    Thanks to the building’s industrial past, ceiling heights that once allowed for ample storage space now makes the homes in the St. Lawrence Market Lofts feel spacious as ever. Ceiling heights reach to 15 feet high, and are vaulted in some areas for maximum drama.

    Most of the lofts at 81A Front are spread out over a single story, although a select few manage to span two floors. Sizes range from comfortable to considerable, or for those who prefer the hard numbers, they range from approximately 500 to 1,300 square feet. Each loft contains either one or two bedrooms, with communal areas laid out in an open concept fashion.

    The Neighbourhood

    If you haven’t already guessed, the lofts at 81A were named after the market across the way and the surrounding St. Lawrence neighbourhood. The St. Lawrence Market has been around since 1803, and is still going strong today.

    Residents can wander over on Sundays for a browse through the weekly antiques market that takes place in the northernmost building. On Saturdays, on the other hand, this building is reserved for local farmers hawking their fresh produce. And finally, the building just to the south is open Tuesday through Saturday, where shoppers can find everything from artisan bread to imported cheeses straight from France.

    Just to the west of the St. Lawrence neighbourhood, the scenery changes quite dramatically. The financial district is where buildings rise higher and the atmosphere starts to feel more serious. Alternatively, a short trip to the east of the St. Lawrence Market Lofts will land one in the historic Distillery District. Here, cobblestone roads are lined with heritage buildings that have been cleverly repurposed into art galleries, elegant eateries, and a number of theatres.

    Other opportunities for distraction can be found within walking distance; these include the Rainbow Cinemas movie theatre at Market Square, as well as the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts for something a little more refined. Residents also have their pick of green space, between St. James Park, Berczy Park, and a number of others along the lakeshore.

    Transportation

    When the time comes to explore areas beyond the immediate proximity, residents of the St. Lawrence Market Lofts are in luck, thanks to their central location. Union Station is an 8-minute walk away, while the 121 For York-Esplanade bus takes just as long but shelters passengers from the cold during winter months.

    From Union Station, residents can access VIA Rail trains, GO buses and trains, and the UP service to Pearson International Airport. For those riding the subway north, King Station is also only 550 metres away from the lofts at 81A Front Street East.

    Drivers are also well positioned, especially with the Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway each within close reach. Using either of these routes, those heading out by car can reach any part of the city in no time.

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    Nearby Amenities

    10/10
    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
    52,892
    Average Individual Income
    $63,089
    Average Household Size
    3 persons
    Average Age
    43
    Average Household Income
    $104,944
    Dominant Housing Type
    Detached
    Population By Age
    Household Income
    Housing Types & Tenancy
    Detached
    36%
    High Rise Apartment
    32%
    Semi Detached
    17%
    Low Rise Apartment
    7%
    Duplex
    6%
    Marital Status
    Commute
    Languages (Primary Language)
    Other
    69%
    Mandarin
    12%
    Cantonese
    11%
    Tamil
    3%
    Tagalog
    2%
    Arabic
    1%
    Spanish
    1%
    Urdu
    1%
    Education
    University and Above
    35%
    High School
    25%
    None
    16%
    College
    15%
    Apprenticeship
    3%
    University Below Batchelor
    3%
    Major Field of Study
    Business Management
    26%
    Architecture & Engineering
    19%
    Health & Related Fields
    12%
    Social Sciences
    11%
    Math & Computer Sciences
    8%
    Humanities
    5%
    Physical Sciences
    5%
    Education
    4%
    Personal, Protective & Transportation Services
    3%
    Visual & Performing Arts
    3%

    Price Trends

    Days on Strata

    Units at St Lawrence Market Lofts spend an average of
    33
    Days on Strata
    based on recent sales

    List vs Selling Price

    On average, these lofts sell for
    2%
    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
    5.6
    YEARS before being sold again

    Property Value

    0%
    Increase in property value within the past twelve months

    Price Ranking

    32nd
    Highest price per SQFT out of 64 condos in the St. Lawrence area

    Sold Units

    2
    Units were Sold over the past twelve months

    Rented Units

    4
    Units were Rented over the past twelve months

    Best Value Rank

    St Lawrence Market Lofts offers the
    ?
    best value out of 64 condos in the St. Lawrence neighbourhood

    Appreciation Rank

    St Lawrence Market Lofts has the
    ?
    highest ROI out of 64 condos in the St. Lawrence neighbourhood

    Rental Yield

    St Lawrence Market Lofts yields the
    ?
    highest rent prices out of 64 condos in the St. Lawrence neighbourhood

    High Demand

    St Lawrence Market Lofts is the
    ?
    most popular building out of 64 condos in the St. Lawrence neighbourhood

    Transaction Insights at 81A Front Street

    1 Bed1 Bed + Den2 Bed
    Price Range$649,000 - $668,000No DataNo Data
    Avg. Cost Per Sqft$927No DataNo Data
    Avg. Wait for Unit Availability195 Days896 Days565 Days
    Ratio of Units in Building75%9%18%

    Maintenance Fees

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