Torontonians and newcomers alike are finding Leslieville to be an intriguing area in which to reside. The funky neighbourhood has a 'small city feel' that rivals Queen West, with the newly trendy shops, restaurants, galleries, and cafes now filling charming older storefronts, but differentiates itself by eschewing chains. It's an area for vintage clothing, specialty foods, retro and antique furniture, even a farmer's market. Leslieville lies close to the downtown core, and boasts a pedestrian-friendly Walk Score of 93. Many residents work in the nearby film studios.

If you ventured to the area a few years ago, you certainly wouldn't have found much residential density at Dundas and Carlaw, but a post-industrial landscape. Flash forward to 2014, this revitalizing Leslieville intersection has up-and-coming written all over it. The Taylor by Streetcar Developments is set to add some more spark to this exciting neighbourhood by adding 7 storeys of luxury lofts to the area.

Rendering of The Taylor, courtesy of Streetcar Developments

Tact Architecture was in charge of designing The Taylor, the same firm who also designed The Carlaw, now under construction just to the west, and soon to be a cultural and neighbourhood hub as the new home of Crow's Theatre. The Taylor is set to compliment its sister development, while complimenting its historic surroundings as well. The Taylor features distinctive window patterns and brown-red hues across the exterior, complimenting Leslieville's neighbouring buildings.

Streetcar Developments enhances undervalued spots with high quality living, becoming part of the wave transforming our aging districts for today. Interiors at The Taylor will be created by Seven Haus Design, designed to compliment the modern, trendy vibe of the rediscovered neighbourhood. One and two-bedroom units, all with 9-foot ceilings, quartz kitchen countertops and porcelain back-splashes, will be available. For those looking for more living space, a selection of two-level townhomes with three bedrooms each are available. Residents will have various amenities for use, including a large gym right in the building.

Closeup rendering of The Taylor, courtesy of Streetcar Developments

Streetcar Developments is known for choosing locations with quick connections to surrounding neighbourhoods. The Taylor is no exception, as residents will find themselves living steps away from multiple transit connections. The 72 Pape bus can whisk you up to the Bloor-Danforth subway, while the 501 Queen and the 506 Carlton streetcar lines are both short walks away. For those who drive, the Don Valley Parkway and Gardiner Expressway are a short run to the west and south. 

Night time rendering of The Taylor, courtesy of Streetcar Developments

Lofts at The Taylor starts from the mid-$200,000s. To keep up on this exciting development, head to the Projects & Construction Forum thread to get in on the discussion. For high quality renderings, check out our dataBase file for The Taylor, linked below. Of course, you may always leave a comment in the space provided below.

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