TORONTO LUXURY PROPERTY PROFILE: CHURCH/LOFT CONVERSION IN TRENDY BLOORCOURT VILLAGE IS A STATEMENT-MAKER

BY MARK KEAST

One of the common themes with the downtown Toronto luxury real estate scene is the combination of old and new – mod developments that embrace historical or heritage buildings, and the art of statement architecture. These are developers always looking at innovative ways of integrating older structures into a project, using it as an asset, giving the project more identity and value.

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This property, located at 40 Westmoreland in the Bloorcourt Village (Toronto’s Dovercourt Park neighbourhood, near Bloor and Ossington), is a straight drive right down the middle of the fairway, if that’s your taste in real estate. The church conversion features a private terrace oasis just steps from your kitchen, ideal for a quiet, serene cup of morning coffee.

Take the private elevator up to the lofty second bedroom in a 19th-century oak beamed attic. Custom-built-in furniture compliments the original character of the church. The home has high-end finishes throughout, including petrified wood detailing in a natural stone kitchen island.

The sales representative is Tamsin Pukonen from Property.ca Inc. (647-272-2467, pukonen@property.ca).

“The architect on this project was also the developer so he had complete creative control, allowing him to make the conservation of the church’s character his top priority with luxury living a close second,” she says. “You don’t have to sacrifice any convenience in this conversion. It has everything – underground parking, private elevator and high-end finishes and sleek design.”

The highlights:

  • 40 Westmoreland Ave., Unit 4, Bloorcourt Village, Toronto
  • Condo townhouse
  • Dufferin Grove, Wallace Emerson, Bickford Park and Christie Pits are all close by
  • MLS#: W4750289
  • Two bedrooms, three bathrooms, one parking spot (underground)
  • 1326 SF
  • Induction stove, dishwasher with separate compartments, washer/dryer, fridge
  • BBQ permitted, visitor parking
  • Plenty of storage
  • Private elevator
  • Tax $5,568 (2019)
  • Furniture is negotiable
  • Pet-friendly building
  • List price: $1,285,000

Investment pluses: Central location, great character, completely unique