Featured Development: Wonder Condos

14 December 2018
Life and the City

A Bold Reimagining of an Iconic Toronto Building

Now here's a new development that you can truly call unique!

About Wonder Condos

Wonder Condos is a stunning new project offering a mixture of hard and soft lofts, condos & townhomes, slated to be built at the corner of Logan Ave and Eastern Ave in vibrant Leslieville. It will restore and revitalize the historic 4-story building that was originally home to the old Weston Bakery, while adding an additional 5 stories to create a distinctive 9-storey midrise-style U-shaped development. 

Wonder Condos will not only preserve the character of the building's historical roots by respecting and incorporating its industrious past, but will also create a stand-out architectural beauty by seamlessly blending in high-end, state-of-the-art, modern finishes. Portions of the existing building will be designated as heritage property, ensuring that they will be preserved in a matter befitting that description. Much of the former Weston Bakery’s existing brickwork will be retained, with newly included punched windows defining the project’s second floor to protect a greater percentage of the original masonry. Glass-encased units will also be added to the upper portions of the building on both street-facing sides. This will increase the site’s livable space while giving the project a distinct and tasteful hint of contemporary flair.

In total there will be approximately 290 residential units which will feature a mixture of 1-Bedroom, 1-Bedroom + Den, 2-Bedroom, 2 Bedroom + Den and 3-Bedroom suites. Aside from the residential spaces, there will also be retail and office space at the ground levels, and approximately 252 parking spaces and 294 bicycle parking spaces as well. 

The Heritage Lofts

The crowning jewels of this development are the real hard-loft conversions, the Heritage Lofts. The careful restoration of this old bread factory building plays a starring role in these unique loft spaces, which will cater to those who appreciate the dramatic interplay between classical features and modern aesthetics. With soaring ceilings, exposed beams, and a host of distinctive design elements, these lofts will celebrate the building's manufacturing roots, without sacrificing or abstaining from creature comforts.

Wonder Condos has released 13 of these “Hard Loft” suites that will occupy two preserved bays in the former Brown’s Breads and Weston Bakery Building. The bakery facades will feature modified windows that allow more natural light Inside, exposed I-beams and ductwork, as well as industrial-style lighting, offer a minimalist style that speaks to the modified space perfectly. 

The lofts will feature chilling heights ranging from 14 to 17 feet with premium features like real brick veneer and metal stairs with open risers and glass railings. One-bedroom plus den and two-bedroom plus den layouts are available, ranging in size from 708 to 1,478 square feet.

Features & Finishes

Wonder Condos will not only feature many different units that can be suitable to just about anybody in any stage of life, it also boast both approximately 13,000 square feet of indoor amenity space and 6,630 square feet of outdoor amenity space! Here's a look at the features and finishes that the lofts, units and townhomes in this development will offer:

  • Soaring ceilings - 14-17 feet high with exposed I-beams
  • Exposed brick walls
  • Choice of engineered hardwood or concrete-like tiles
  • Black-framed heritage windows
  • Custom kitchen with exposed metal shelving
  • Custom island with dining table detail
  • High-end appliances including wine fridge
  • Industrial lighting fixtures
  • Metal stairs with open risers
  • Glass railings

Building Features:

  • Heritage-status building with nods to its industrial past throughout
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Pet-friendly building with dog wash - this condo caters to both you and your pets!
  • 13,000 square feet of indoor amenity space 
  • 6,630 square feet of outdoor amenity space
  • More features to be announced!

Location & Neighbourhood

Leslieville is scenic, vibrant neighbourhood surrounded by small businesses, trendy shops and studios where urban meets history. Popular with families and professionals alike, it’s been called the “brunch capital” of the city!

The neighbourhood somehow manages to seamlessly blend urban appeal with a rich history and makes an excellent alternative for those who crave a quieter place to come home to, but still appreciate easy access to downtown. In fact, it’s only a few minutes’ walk to the streetcar, which takes you into the city’s core in a mere fifteen minutes, as well as a bus route that connects directly with the subway’s line 2. With easy access to Lakeshore Boulevard and the Don Valley Parkway, getting around is easy for drivers too.

An abundance of parks, schools and community centers makes it an ideal location for families, while urban explorers will love being within minutes of other trendy neighbourhoods like the Distillery District or the Beaches.

The Riverside /  Leslieville Queen Street strip is a one block walk to the north and boasts an array of retail stores, entertainment, restaurants and cafes.There are many parks nearby, including Hideaway Park, Jimmie Simpson Park, Thompson Street Parkette, Woodbine Park, Greenwood Park, McCleary Park and the sizable Riverdale Park East. Cherry Beach to the south is also in close proximity along with the Martin Goodman Trail and the Tommy Thompson Conservation Area and Bird Sanctuary.

Wonder Condos boasts a Walk Score of 89/100, a Bike Score of 100/100 and a Transit Score of 98/100!

Schools in the area:

  • Morse Street Junior Public School
  • Dundas Junior Public School
  • SEED Alternative School
  • Queen Alexandra Middle School
  • Eastdale Collegiate Institute
  • Nelson Mandela Park Public School

Wonder Condos is an incredible development and the most unique this city has seen in some time. It is currently in pre-construction stage, and scheduled for completion in 2020.

This project is about 80% sold. The hard lofts just started to sell in November and are selling quickly!

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