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Condo of the week: The Tip Top Lofts building

If you've ever been curious about the iconic Tip Top Lofts building by the Lakeshore, here's your chance. There's a new one-plus-den currently on the market for $829,000. The Tip Tops are the quintessential loft conversion, located in the former headquarters of the 1920s mens clothing chain, and later redeveloped into a 10-storey midrise by the waterfront.

There's almost 100 years of history in this art deco building. Designated a heritage property, the original facade and front lobby were renovated and restored, and six additional storeys were added to the building. The bright red neon sign still hovers outside.

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There's a lot to love about this sophisticated unit on the eighth floor. For one, the modern space has a softer style than your traditional industrial lofts--lacking brick and beams--and feeling more like a condo with tall walls and a closed ceiling. The second floor features a unique glassed-in den, master and ensuite, and a spectacular view of the city.

As for neighbourhood, Harbourfront and the revitalized Queens Quay has officially reopened with new bike lanes, wider sidewalks and more green space. It's a short trip to the Island Airport for a quick getaway and you'll never have to worry about finding parking during the Exhibition.

tip top lofts condo toronto

SPECS

  • Address: #818 - 637 Lake Shore Boulevard West
  • Price: $829,000
  • Square feet:
  • Bedrooms: 1+1
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Parking: 1
  • Taxes: $4,251.26
  • Maintenance fee: $787.45/monthly
  • Walk Score: 80
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NOTABLE FEATURES

  • Approx. 1,200 square feet
  • Two-storey corner loft
  • Sliding glass wall system
  • Custom closet organizer
  • Balcony with gas BBQ hookup
  • Large storage locker
tip top lofts condo toronto

GOOD FOR
Shopaholics. The large walk-in closest was professionally designed with a custom closet organizer system. There's track lighting, a mirror and ample shelving for all your clothes. It's perfect for those with a shoe fetish.

tip top lofts condo toronto

MOVE ON IF
You need a grocery store in walking distance. With a walk score of 80 ("very walkable"), the building at Bathurst and Lakeshore is close enough to the main streets but still a hike to grocery stores and shops. You're better off driving or taking transit, right outside the door.

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