The Printing Factory Lofts

The Printing Factory Lofts

Chandler Graham / Montgomery Sisam, joint venture architects inc.
Beaverbrook Homes
Landscape Architect
Paul Cosburn Associates Ltd
General Contractor
Index Construction Inc
  • Tom Arban
  • Tom Arban
  • Tom Arban
  • Tom Arban
About the Project

Originally built to house the printing presses of Rolph Clark Stone, 201 Carlaw Avenue has been a Leslieville landmark since its completion in 1913 when this Queen Street East community was at the heart of industry in Toronto. The Printing Factory project blends the original 3-storey podium factory building with a new 8-storey glass tower addition and new stacked townhouses along the eastern edge of the site. The existing factory building has been fully converted into residential loft units. To further maintain the industrial character of the printing factory, original features of the building were restored throughout including the Carlaw Avenue façade and the classical main entrance portico that opens to a grand wooden staircase below vaulted ceilings. In addition, the original “sawtooth” industrial skylights were fully integrated into the two storey loft units. Landscaped courtyards, private yards and street frontages were designed to integrate the industrial podium into the surrounding neighbourhood and conceal two levels of underground parking. Along Boston Avenue, an unused rail spur has been reclaimed creating a wide expanse of green amenity space. This project creates a variety of living options for a new residential community in a vibrant section of Queen Street East. These include one, two and three bedroom units within the tower, live/work studio lofts in the original building and family-sized town houses along Boston Avenue. By offering a wide variety of size and style of units, the project provides living options for singles, couples and families and contributes to the diversity and dynamism of the surrounding Leslieville neighbourhood.

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