658 Lansdowne Ave-Commercial
Live/Work in the heart of the Junction TriangleSend This Listing To A Friend
A rare opportunity to own (or lease out) a workspace in an established and bustling pocket of the city. There’s absolutely nothing cookie-cutter about this uber unique space in the heart of Dovercourt – Wallace Emerson. Just a five-minute walk to the Bloor line at Lansdowne stations, and around the corner from some of the newest and coolest restaurants, cafes and innovative company offices along Wallace Avenue, the location couldn’t be better.
Recently updated and a back view of the iconic Wallace Emerson Water Tower, this space has enormous possibilities as a multi-purpose live AND workspace. Enter the front door to a super large living/working space with ultra-high ceilings and HUGE east-facing windows making it brighter than bright. New hardwood floors and pot lights make it contemporary and complement the natural light. The potential for this space is enormous – consulting office or photography studio or art gallery or design studio by day and living/dining space by night? Because it is zoned for both residential and commercial use the space can be both work AND live, OR just work, or just live. The street-level access and large windows and glass door have great street exposure for clients or customers if you’re working or for people-watching the passersby when you are using the space for living. It’s up to you and the possibilities are endless.
The main living spaces are newly updated with new flooring, paint and cabinets. The furnace and air conditioning were also recently updated.
Walk through the living area to the updated eat-in kitchen and walk out to a low-maintenance yard and shed for storage. From the kitchen window and the deck you are basically in the shadow of the Wallace Emerson Water Tower, an iconic neighbourhood landmark. There is also a new powder room on this level.
Up the stairs you’ll find a large room with two large windows, a closet and a three-piece bath. There are two more separate rooms and an additional three-piece main bath on this level.
Downstairs is laundry, another three-piece bath (that’s four baths if you’re counting along) and three additional rooms that could be used for a host of purposes – storage, spa treatments, clothing change rooms just so many options.
5 Things We Love
- Work where you live or live where your work – zoned residential and commercial for the ultimate flexibility
- The Better Way – right away: Walking distance to the Bloor line puts the city at your storefront
- The cool kids will envy you – Toronto’s creative class is quickly migrating to Wallace Emerson. Your business can join them
- There’s room for everything – three rooms on the 2nd floor and three ‘anything goes’ rooms below grade offer enormous possibilities
- A backyard refuge with a super cool view – work on the back deck and gaze at the iconic Wallace Emerson Water Tower
About Wallace Emmerson
Touted as the “Next West Queen West” Wallace Emerson is a neighbourhood that has evolved–and continues to evolve–from working-class roots to expensive tastes. It’s a formerly low-income neighbourhood with traditionally Portuguese, Italian, and Korean, influences. In recent years it has become home to more avant-garde establishments and an influx of first time home buyers who have supercharged the demand for real estate in the area by investing in modern upgrades and artistic, eye-catching finishes that make many homes in the Wallace Emerson neighbourhood stand out places for anyone to live.
Streets in the Wallace Emerson area are generally narrower than other areas of the city. The plethora of laneways offer quiet–or busy–passage from one ‘neck of these woods’ to the next – depending on which one you choose. A reflection of the area’s mixed-use landscape, Wallace Emerson combines grit with quiet, arty, glamour. Homes that look traditional on the outside are often filled with sleek new minimalist kitchen renovations, wide hardwood flooring, electric fireplaces and quirky finishes unique to the owner’s individual tastes. Local condos and loft conversions also mix old-with-new and offer a variety of options for people looking for funky alternatives.
The Wallace Emerson Community centre on Dufferin, South of Dupont (slated for redevelopment and expansion), provides an ideal outlet for the neighbourhood. Swimming facilities, gym, and games rooms are available for use year-round. Outside tennis courts and ice rinks are attractions for local families and house leagues. The pride of the community can be seen in its embrace of this centre and the locals who cherish it.
The overall vibe of Wallace Emerson is casual, artistic, culturally-rich, and hip. It is a neighbourhood that excels at the art of variety. Tattoo parlours, daycares, wig shops, greasy spoons, upscale pubs, and local specialty shops coexist in harmony. Busy Bloor street sits comfortably beside quiet parkettes and unassuming residential side streets. Gone are the days when the area was considered a ‘diamond in the rough’, but there are still ‘hidden gems’ to be found within this diverse and unique area of Toronto real estate.