Printing Factory Lofts
201 Carlaw Ave Toronto, ON M4M2S3
|Type:||Hard / Soft Loft|
|Number of Units:||254|
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.