The TTC's Line 2 runs beneath the Danforth, making the area just east of the Don Valley one of the most transit-accessible stretches of Toronto, but the area's established residential character has not been aggressively transformed by new density as of late. Just east of Greektown, however, a modestly scaled condominium project is now bringing a relatively measured dose of residential density. Located immediately west of Donlands Avenue at 14 Dewhurst Boulevard, Grid Developments' Sunday School Lofts is adding 32 new homes to the area, with the 4-storey project set to launch on the weekend of Saturday, September 17th, and Sunday, September 18th. 

The Dewhurst Boulevard frontage, image courtesy of Grid Developments

Designed by George Popper Architect (with heritage elements overseen by ERA Architects), the residential development will replace a 1925-built Temple Baptist Church with a collection of one to three-bedroom homes. Integrating the historic façade as an architectural focal point, the project attempts to deliver a harmonious addition to the existing frontage. Although the body of church building will be replaced, the brick-clad new development will maintain the general scale and character of the church and sunday school building. 

The existing buildings, image via Google Maps

Of the 32 residential units, 27 suites feature two and three-bedroom layouts, reflecting the family-oriented nature of the neighbourhood. Ranging in size from 583 ft² to 1,453 ft² (and averaging at over 1,000 ft²), many of the suites feature unique configurations, as layouts are not widely replicated throughout the building. While many of Toronto's new-build condominiums—which are often dominated by one-bedroom units—feature successions of identical floorplans, the project's comparatively intimate scale facilitates a more nuanced approach to each suite's design. 

Aerial view of the project, image courtesy of Grid Developments

Appointed by Andrew Pike Interiors, Sunday School's suites also boast ceiling heights of 10' to 12.6', fostering a sense of openness throughout each living space. Topping the historic façade, a collection of two-level penthouse suites offer more luxurious homes, incorporating multiple outdoor living spaces into each home. 

A view of the penthouse suites, image courtesy of Grid Developments

Located inside the church building, the project's on-site sales centre will include a 1,044 ft² model suite, with floorplans set to be released just ahead of the launch. Targeting a late 2018 completion, Sunday School Lofts is set to begin construction next year.

A closer look at the restored facade, image courtesy of Grid Developments

We will keep you updated as more information becomes available, and the start of construction approaches. In the meantime, check out our dataBase file to learn more about the project. Want to share your thoughts? Leave a comment in the space provided on this page, or join the ongoing conversation in our associated Forum thread.

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