The Argyle Lofts
Rising five stories, The Argyle Lofts was and remains the tallest structure in the immediate neighbourhood. The distinctive corner bakery entrance will continue to be the loft's front door, with the clock retained as a reminder of the building's industrial past.
The history and charm of this building set it apart from other industrial loft conversions in Toronto making it truly one-of-a-kind. The Argyle Lofts will continue to be a landmark in this prime residential neighbourhood. Core Architects Inc. is the architectural and interior design team behind The Argyle Lofts and some of Toronto's most popular downtown addresses.
The Ideal Bread Company Factory at 183 Dovercourt Rd. and Argyle St. received Ontario Municipal Board approval to convert the former factory to a loft residence called The Argyle Lofts.
The Argyle Lofts will convert the 1919 landmark Edwardian-style, five-storey former bakery into 86 lofts. The 11 two-storey penthouse lofts will afford spectacular city views and have private roof decks. The penthouse will be set back from the façade so not to detract from the architecture and won't be immediately visible from the street below. Ground-floor units facing the street will have private front yards.
The distinctive corner bakery entrance will continue to be the loft's front door, with the clock retained as a reminder of the building's industrial past. The red brick walls accentuated with stone detailing will be chemically cleaned and repaired. New windows will match the pattern of the existing ones.
The Ideal Bread Company was founded in 1909 by brothers William and Charles Carruthers and Robert McMullen. Previously, a small bakery existed on the site. In 1938, Ideal amalgamated with Wonder Bakeries, and production ceased in the 1950s. Since then, the building has had a variety of uses.
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