The Carnaby, a new loft-styled condominium development being built at Queen Street West and Gladstone Avenue, is not quite anything else on offer in Toronto right now. Developed by Streetcar and Dundee Realty, and designed by TACT Architecture, the project combines one high-rise with a highly articulated row of mid-rise buildings situated on either side of a European-style mews… well, London-inspired in this particular case. The name The Carnaby puts the emphasis on the pedestrian at ground level, with both Gladstone Avenue and mews being lined with shops, galleries, and studios; the designers want an intimate atmosphere here and the vibrancy that comes from density.

Rendering of Carnaby Row, the mews which runs through the complex, image courtesy of Streetcar Developments

While West Queen West is evolving with this and other condo projects, it's The Carnaby's planning that may best foster the area's quirky artistic vibe. Complementing the mews and boutique retail, the west side of the development will become a new neighbourhood park, with green space for relaxing, and a performance area taking advantage of the sloping site. The south end of the development features a Metro grocery store and direct access to a coming extension of the popular West Toronto Rail Path, which will connect in the not too distant future all the way to Downtown and Waterfront cycling paths.

Scale model of The Carnaby, focusing on the park, image by Craig White

If this take on condo living appeals, Streetcar is providing a new opportunity to buy here with the recently released The Carnaby Collection, a limited number of two-storey loft condos and penthouse suites at the north end of the complex. Included in this offering is a 1,195 square-foot three bedroom loft condo offering open concept living on two levels.

The unit comes with 13’ high exposed concrete ceilings, oversized windows which fill the space with natural light, and engineered hardwood flooring which completes the sleek and modern look of the unit. The kitchen comes with features like ceasarstone quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances and European-style cabinetry that is refined, while the open concept layout allows for more space to interact with guests in the adjacent great room.

Scale model of The Carnaby, focusing on Carnaby Collection suites at the north end, image by Craig White

The upper level also features a separate bedroom which can be used as an accessible home office, and even a future playroom for any new additions to the family. This upper level also features a powder room, convenient for guests. A large terrace will give residents a place to barbecue, get some fresh air, or just enjoy the city views. The lower level of the unit contains two bedrooms, including a master bedroom featuring a functional walk-in closet and its own master bathroom. The second bedroom also contains its own full bathroom, complete with bathtub.

Carnaby Collection floorplan, image courtesy of Streetcar Developments

The Carnaby, which is already under construction, is also offering a selection of one-bedroom lofts to penthouses ranging from 433-1,350 sq. ft., and with prices beginning from $272,900. For more information about suites and amenities at The Carnaby, follow the 'Request info' link included below.

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