Nestled at the corner of Dundas Street West and Ritchie Avenue in the Roncesvalles neighbourhood of west-end Toronto is found the handsome Century old building that now is home to the live/ work “Feather Factory Lofts”.
The original dwelling was once the Feather and Down Company Factory, light manufacturing then in time was used by artists and photographers as an ideal setting for their studios. The early building was 3 storeys high with 2 storeys being added in the 1920’s. Toronto condo buyers who love original converted buildings will be attracted to the classic industrial look and style of this funky warehouse that is now 5 storey’s high with 44 suites. All of the traditional features that urbanites love from the exposed brick walls, high ceilings, unique entry, post brick and beam and warehouse styled windows give the Feather Factory Lofts its artsy-funky feel. The kitchens have been given an edgy look with stainless steel counters, ready to inspire any chef. The building includes a secure bike lock-up but no official parking spots. Residents have options of street permit parking or paying for parking passes at the nearby Loblaw’s parking lot. Many that live in urban Toronto have chosen not to own a vehicle and opt for public transportation, especially with the Dundas West streetcar and subway station being so close by. Another way to go is renting when necessary a car from Zipcar at Dundas and Ritchie or Autoshare.
The location of this factory conversion has you rooted in the High Park and Roncesvalles hood, where you’ll find all of the hot and trendy eateries, cafes, European markets, Revue Theatre, High Park and Bloor Street with downtown Toronto approximately 15 minutes away.