Movie House Lofts Toronto

House of the week: Movie House Lofts (394 Euclid Ave)

For anyone looking for an authentic loft within spitting distance of College and Bathurst, you really can't do better than The Movie House Lofts. If you're familiar with the neighbourhood, I'm sure you've peeked at this beautiful building a few times (or maybe that's just me). The historic former movie theatre was converted into 18 loft units in 1998, and this top-level apartment is on the market from one of the original buyers. In a city where condo turnover is high, long-term ownership is usually a sign of great construction.

There's plenty of light with an east-facing original wood window — this unit looks out on Euclid Avenue, offering a slight reprieve from the din of College Street — and a massive skylight. Hard loft fans will appreciate the exposed pipes and custom built-in wooden crate shelving. The private rooftop terrace is a special perk, enough to make the main-floor units jealous.

Buyers should keep in mind that this apartment is designed for two occupants at the most. The Venetian plaster walls might require a redo if you're over the faux painting fad, and those sexy stripping firefighter pillows aren't included in the price, unfortunately. But maybe you can cut a deal?

Movie House Lofts Toronto

SPECS

  • Address: 206-394 Euclid Avenue
  • Price: $489,000.00
  • Sq Ft: 906
  • Bedrooms: 1 + office space
  • Storeys: 2 + mezzanine
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Parking Spaces: Not included
Movie House Lofts Toronto

NOTABLE FEATURES

  • Stainless steel appliances and gas range
  • 16' ceiling in main living area
  • 6' x 6' skylight
Movie House Lofts Toronto

GOOD FOR

Couples or singles looking for a character loft in a central spot. Also, there's a Starbucks right downstairs, so, Gold Card holders? This place suits someone who isn't offended by the constant smell of brewed coffee and the sight of stale banana loaves.

Movie House Lofts Toronto

MOVE ON IF

You're expecting the facilities and amenities offered with newer shoeboxes in the sky — you'll find none of those extras here, though the common areas are sparkling and a security system is included with the monthly maintenance fee. There's no underground parking, either, so drivers should be prepared to shell out for a permit and hunt for a spot.

Movie House Lofts Toronto

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Writing by Leslie Bank


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