Robert Watson Lofts in Roncesvalles, Toronto
There’s a former candy factory in Roncesvalles that is now home to 153 lofts. The Robert Watson Lofts occupies an old brick building otriginally built in 1903 for, none other than, the Robert Watson Company. The Robert Watson Company specialized in confections such as scotch mints and Jordan almonds.
Converted in 2007 to hard lofts, a large section was also added to the rear of the factory to become soft lofts. These lofts boast high concrete ceilings, concrete floors, and either balconies or terraces. For the hard lofts, many of which are two-storeys open-concept layouts, you’ll get all the nuances and features expected in a loft: 12 foot high wood or concrete ceilings, concrete floors, exposed duct work, warehouse windows and original wood posts, beams and exposed brick. Main floor lofts come with arched windows and walk-out terraces.
There are great amenities to choose from here too: a rooftop terrace with BBQs, meeting room, party room, and a gym to keep fit.
Located just south of Dundas Street West in Roncesvalles, you’re walking distance to many of the neighbourhood’s best restaurants, local breweries, and boutique shops. Sorauren Avenue Park is in your backyard and you’re a ten minute walk to Loblaw’s and only a 12 minute walk to Dundas West Station. Opt for the streetcar instead of the subway, you have access to three major routes: 506 Carlton, 505 Dundas and 504 King.