Of late, Leslieville has been rapidly evolving with mid-rise housing developments such as the The Flatiron and Work Lofts, amongst others. Soon, Streetcar Developments' and Dundee Realty's The Carlaw will grace the Dundas and Carlaw area with its 320 units and mix of modern glass curtain wall and more discreet brick cladding, a subtle reference to the history of the area. The 12-storey TACT-designed building is now under construction.

Streetcar portrays The Carlaw as the "ideal place to live the urban experience". The interior design of the suites certainly supports this claim. As an example, the Two-Bedroom plus Den loft plan below makes efficient use of space, allowing high functionality in a 747 sq. ft. unit. Upon entering, the gallery-style foyer directs you around the corner past a convenient washroom before bringing you into the kitchen and living space.

Floorplace of 747 sq. ft. unit at The Carlaw, courtesy of Streetcar Developments

The open-concept living and dining room is the heart of the suite. It is a welcoming space to entertain and show off the modern European-influenced kitchen. The large west-facing windows enhance spaciousness of the interior, allowing ample natural light in, as well as opening on to the 101 sq. ft. balcony that overlooks Carlaw Avenue and the skyline beyond.

Living space at The Carlaw's 2 bedroom model suite, courtesy of Streetcar Developments

Just off of the great room is the master bedroom with ensuite and walk-in closet. Streetcar designed this room with lots of windows for natural light and is imbuing it with warm of real hardwood floors. At the opposite corner of the suite, the second bedroom features another large closet, as well as a spacious balcony of its own — a rarity in Toronto condos. The adjacent den is proportioned to offer a usable space fit for an office, reading nook, or TV lounge.

While the photos in this article are from the original Presentation Centre—since been removed to make way for the building—and the two model suites represent two different layouts in the building, the finishes shown give you an idea of two of the choices on offer in the suites.

The Carlaw's 1 bedroom model, courtesy of Streetcar Developments

Streetcar ultimately envisions these units as modern, functional, and versatile living spaces, accommodating any number of living arrangements for a couple, a small family, or roommates.

Rendering of The Carlaw, looking northwest, courtesy of Streetcar Developments

Lofts start at $242,900. You can visit the new Presentation Centre at 43 Davies Ave., open Monday to Thursday from noon to 6 p.m., and weekends from noon to 5 p.m.

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Related Companies:  Baker Real Estate Inc., Dream Unlimited, Giovanni A. Tassone Architects, Kentwood, Seven Haus Design, Streetcar Developments, TACT Architecture, tcgpr (The Communications Group), The Walsh Group