The Merchandise Lofts, Downtown Toronto
The Merchandise Lofts is a residence, with over one million square feet, tucked away on a quiet street in the downtown core. Its neighbours are Ryerson University and the bustling Yonge and Dundas Square. This building has a history. The Merchandise Lofts are made up of several buildings that were built between 1910 and 1949 and showcase the Chicago school style of architecture. The style was used repeatedly by commercial skyscrapers of the late 1800s and early 1900s.
The Merchandise Lofts were originally home to the Simpsons Department Store and later Simpson Sears before turning into a residential property in the 1990s. Today, there are nearly 500 industrial style lofts ranging from 487 to 2618 square feet. Beautifully designed, these authentic hard-lofts have soaring ceilings with exposed duct work, open-concept layouts, mushroom columns, polished concrete floors and large warehouse style windows that can’t be beat.
Some of the larger penthouse suites are two-storeys and are well over 2000 square feet. However, even some one bedroom penthouses are in the 800 square feet range. Truly something for everyone.
The location is as central as it gets. Not only are you in the heart of Toronto’s downtown core with access to restaurants, amenities, transit and shopping galore — but the views here from the upper floors as well as the large rooftop patio offer stunning city skyline vistas.