2. CANDY FACTORY LOFTS | 993 Queen St W
Moving to Toronto’s Queen West neighbourhood is The Candy Factory Lofts is one of the city’s most iconic hard lofts. Its central location and sweet history make it highly desirable for those seeking a true loft experience.
This yellow brick building at 993 Queen Street West was a garment factory in the early 1900s before being taken over by the CeDe Candy Company in 1963. It operated as a candy factory until 1988 making Rockets and candy necklaces among other famous treats.
The building was converted into 121 authentic hard lofts in 2000. The history of the former candy factory is evident in the exposed brick, solid wood beams, exposed duct work, hardwood floors, and large warehouse windows.
If you’re looking for a lot of space, even the smallest loft here here is 920 square feet. The biggest spans over 4,200 square feet. There are also many amenities, which isn’t always so common for hard lofts. The Candy Factory has a 24 hour concierge, fitness centre, rooftop terrace, party and meeting rooms as well as guest suites for your out-of-town guests.
Located in the heart of Queen West, residents at the Candy Factory Lofts have the 24 hour Queen streetcar outside their door, while also being within walking distance to all that Queen West has to offer, including Toronto’s coveted Trinity Bellwoods Park.