About Wrigley Lofts - 245 Carlaw Avenue, City of Toronto
The Wrigley Lofts is a hard loft building on Carlaw Avenue in Toronto whose 5 stories houses 79 units ranging in size from 300 to over 3000 square feet. Completed in 1998 and originally home to the Wrigley Gum Factory, this live/work zoned building is a true NY style conversion.
Suites feature original industrial windows, 14-foot ceilings, original concrete mushroom-style columns and the exposed pipes and duct work that one would expect in a true hard loft conversion. One of the best things about this building is the uniqueness of individual suites. Original purchasers of this building bought raw space from the developer for about $100/square foot, (yep, we’d have been in there like a dirty shirt too!) and each owner made these blank canvasses their own – consequently no two suites in the building are alike. Amenities are modest with a multi-function room and an outdoor garden space.
Leslieville’s popularity continues to grow, and nowhere is that more evident than on this stretch of Carlaw between Queen and Dundas. Loft space is prominent here, and creative types abound in the neighbourhood. That popularity has definitely caught up where price is concerned, and the unique offerings in Wrigley Lofts are relatively rare. The cool factor in this building demands you move quickly if you plan to call it home!
What To Love: This is one of the most authentic loft conversions in the city – the real deal.
Address: 245 Carlaw Ave. Year Built: October 1998 Number of Storeys: 5 Number of Lofts: 45