189 Queen Street E #3

For Sale: $1,388,000

  • 1+1 Bedroom
  • 2 Bathrooms

Feast Your Hungry Hard Loft Eyes HERE!
Toronto’s coolest, trendiest & most fashion-focused street – QUEEN – is undergoing a major facelift. Take everything you think you know about the stretch b/w Jarvis & Parliament and throw it out with your assumptions because strolling Queen East is about to be the famous street’s next “it-spot”. Already in motion at Queen & Sherbourne is a new master-planned community with half a dozen new skyscraper condo builds (currently selling upwards of 1600/sqft), a station stop for the Ontario Relief Line, pedestrian walkways, beautiful parkland, retail and restaurants.

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This pocket of city land – walking distance to Financial District, The St Lawrence Market and the Eaton Centre – is actually the footprint of the first city boundaries and as such, home to some of the city’s most important history too. This leads to the question — why buy new & basic in this special neighbourhood when you can get beautiful vintage today — for half the price per sqft instead?

Feast your hungry hard loft eyes HERE inside one of the largest units this intimate, rarely-offered 11-unit 1880’s Boiler Factory conversion has to offer. Tucked discretely in Downtown Toronto within steps to St Lawrence Market is this dual-level dreamy space exhibiting all the character of a vintage factory loft: original clay brick from the turn of the century, exposed ductwork, wooden posts and beams, soaring 14-foot ceilings with exposed piping, and vintage 125-year-old original factory floors on the main floor. The history within the Boiler Factory seductively tells a story of our city’s past and its role of transforming Toronto into the city it is today.

Honouring the architectural integrity of the original factory characteristics is, in itself, a worthy home feature, but what this property does beautifully is marry stunning contemporary design with the vintage. A brand new chef-worthy eat-in kitchen boasts custom millwork, a commanding quartz island & countertops, vintage-new light-fixtures, high-end stainless steel appliances, and trendy black hardware. With not one but two open concept living rooms & a dining room set over two levels with rooftop skylights, entertaining will be a dream with spill-over up and down, plus up to the rooftop terrace (yes, super rare for a hard loft and yes, BBQ’s are allowed). On the main level your guests will be awed by the exquisite renovated details of a large powder room featuring that beautiful original clay brick, premium lighting, custom mirror and quartz vanity & European Koeller toiler. Downstairs in the master bathroom, you can take peaceful refuge in what can only be called a “magazine-worthy” spa-bathroom with large walk-in quartz shower, Riobel rain-shower head and floating shelves. And then there’s the bathtub! Set essentially on a stage for the King/Queen you are, soak in all the gloriousness of the massaging jets after a long day.

Boiler Factory Lofts

  • Building approx. 125 years old
  • Building converted to lofts in 2003
  • 11 units (10 residential & 1 commercial)
  • Unit 3 – 2nd largest in building
  • Propane BBQs permitted on patios
  • Goldview Property Management
  • No assessments in 15 years
  • Common areas redone approx. 3 years ago
  • New security system and fob entry / exits 2021
  • Owned surface parking off Britain St, directly behind unit


  • Brand new 2021
  • Custom millwork
  • Quartz counters, back splash
  • Island – quartz waterfall edge – 9’ – seating for 4
  • Brizo Solna Single Handle Pull Down Kitchen Faucet (matte black)
  • Blanco Single deep stainless sink
  • Vintage light fixture over island (Victorian Revival Vintage Lighting)
  • Trendy black matte hardware
  • Appliances:
    • GE Fridge
    • Kitchen Aid 4 burner gas stove and stainless steel hood fan
    • Fisher & Paykel dishwasher
    • Microwave included
    • Wine Fridge – EXCLUDED

Master Bathroom

  • Stunning magazine ready
  • Completely Renovated Fall 2020
  • Premium Ciot tiles
  • Riobel dual function shower with rain head kit
  • Riobel single handle faucet
  • Koehler toilet
  • Linear Drain
  • Quartz curb, trim and backsplash
  • Designer Floating Vanity
  • Custom Mirror
  • Premium Lighting Fixture – Union Lighting
  • Premium Schluter components

Powder Room

  • Brand new 2021
  • Exposed brick
  • 2pcs
  • Koehler toilet
  • Custom vanity with Quartz top
  • Brizo Single Handle Faucet in Black Matte with under mount sink
  • Custom Mirror
  • Premium Lighting Fixture – Union Lighting

Laundry Room

  • LG Front Loading Washer & Dryer – new Jan 2020

Window Coverings

  • New July 2019
  • Hunter Douglas Remote Operated Top Down Black Out Shades
  • Custom drapery

General Interior

  • 2 floors
  • High ceilings
  • Exposed brick
  • Original vintage hard wood flooring
  • Entire unit including all baseboard / trim painted 2019
  • Nest Smart Thermostat
  • Designer Legrand Adorne Light switches throughout
  • Interior doors – Solid core doors with premium black matte hardware


  • Custom built ins through by Organized Interiors

Roof Top Patio

  • Direct Access
  • Decking painted 2019
  • Bamboo Privacy screening added 2020
  • Propane BBQs permitted on patios

Possession | 60-90 Days
Maintenance Fee | $1,427.84 / month
Property Taxes | $3,747.36 / annual
Size | Approx. 2000 Square Feet
Parking | One surface-owned parking spot
Locker | Ensuite locker & excess cabinets
Inclusions | Ge fridge, kitchen aid gas stove & stainless steel hood fan, Fisher & Paykel dishwasher, microwave, Hunter Douglas remote-control blackout shades, custom drapery, nest, LG washer & dryer, Custom B/Is, designer light switches, electric light fixtures
Exclusions | Wine Fridge