890 Queen Street East toronto

Toronto storefront that's been closed forever now on sale for $2.5 million

The Warren Cycle Works bike store, which has been sitting mostly ramshackle and derelict since well before the pandemic, just went on sale this week. 

The Leslieville property is listed for $2.5 million and comes with pre-approved plans to build a six-storey boutique condo building. 

"Perfect for a condo or as a once-in-a-lifetime legacy," reads the listing on Realtor.ca

890 Queen Street East toronto

Design for a boutique condo at 890 Queen Street East.

The condo building (if built) would have four residential full-floor units and one commercial unit – presumably the ground floor store front area. 

There is also the potential to design double the units if you split the full-floor in two. 

"You can't beat this location and you won't have to waste time with the City obtaining a zoning certificate! Take advantage of one of Toronto's most vibrant and 'in-demand' neighbourhoods," the listing continues. 

And for any developer it might actually be worth it since in March this year 890 Queen Street East was part of a list of buildings that were included in the City of Toronto's Heritage Register.

That means making any future changes to the site will be that much more difficult to get approval. 

The lot size is pretty small, only 100 by 20 feet and there's only one parking space, which isn't ideal for a condo building. But Jimmy Simpson Park is steps away.

890 Queen Street East toronto

The condo could have between 4 to 8 residential units depending on the design. 

Anyway, here's what the condo building could look like.

890 Queen Street East toronto

A mock up of the interior of one of the residential units for the potential condo.  

And for anyone curious, they even did mock ups of what one of the apartments could look like inside.

Photos by

Harvey Kalles


Latest Videos



Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Real Estate

This stunning $2.6 million Victorian house is on one of Toronto's most historic streets

This epic modern beach house in Toronto just dropped its price by $500K

Architects come up with bold vision for 105-storey wood skyscraper in Toronto

This $28 million Toronto mansion was designed by a leading mid-century visionary

A row of 6 Toronto buildings with shops and restaurants is now for sale for $16.5 million

Elton John buys penthouse in one of Toronto's most anticipated condos

This $5 million dream estate north of Toronto was built out of an 1850s timber barn

Two-bedroom basement apartment in Toronto going for a wild $5k a month in rent