Independent Toronto Condo Reviews

Toy Factory Lofts, Toronto Condo Reviews 

(7 reviews)
Condo address: 43 Hanna Ave, Toronto, ON, M6K 1X6
(4.1 out of 5 stars)
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Industrial look

 
(3.6 out of 5 stars)
by Jake L. Feb 11, 2018
Last year I visited a friend who lives in this condo. It has a typical look of the Liberty Village - a simple building made out of brick without big architectural specials. I guess, it is a matter of personal preference but a kind of industrial loft look with brick and steel pipes in a condo is not exactly my thing. My friend's condo was somewhat cozy but not really spacious having a bit of a pencil box shape. The location is not bad if you like Liberty Village with its many restaurants, coffee shops, and pubs to go out. Also going for groceries is not a big problem - a Metro store is located in the center of the Liberty Village. The area though is a bit too crowded - too many condos are around, in my opinion. If you work in the downtown, getting there in the morning is a bit of a pain as well.
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Absolutely love it!

 
(5.0 out of 5 stars)
by Anonymous Oct 10, 2017
Lived here since 2010. Absolutely love it. Well run building - in my first year there, the condo board reduced my maintenance fees by over $ 100 A MONTH by renegotiating contracts, switching lighting to LED's with motion sensors, and other aggressive and well-thought-out initiatives. Quiet building, which is nice considering we're in the middle of the now very busy Liberty Village. Highly recommend living here. I don't want to move out, just move to a bigger unit when it's time to start a family.
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One of my favourite lofts

 
(4.0 out of 5 stars)
by Melanie Piche Sep 11, 2017
Undoubtedly one of my favourite loft conversions in the city, it used to be the Irwin Toy Company. Exposed brick and wood beams, great layouts and generous main floor terraces and balconies on the upper unit (the new part). Sizes vary from first-time buyer-one-bedrooms for under $350K to million dollar dream lofts. Toy Factory is also an incredibly run building and the only one I know of that had a substantial maintenance fee DECREASE when they upgraded the common areas for energy efficiency. There are a lot of amenities - shared rooftop garden, hot tub, concierge, fitness centre, guest suites - but still the condo fees are low. I'm also a particular fan of the main concierge there - he's one of the nicest (and most knowledgeable) concierges out there. Liberty Village isn't great for drivers (traffic can be painful during rush hour) but it's got everything you could want - a 24 hour Metro, restaurants and bars, shopping, a cupcake store, an LCBO and Beer Store, etc. Liberty Village's original residents (single professionals) are quickly growing up and babies in strollers are now part of the fabric of the community.
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Low per sqft maintenance fees

 
(5.0 out of 5 stars)
by Andrew Davidson Jul 21, 2017
I've lived here for two years. The building has extremely low per square foot maintenance fees, resulting in part from energy saving initiatives. Responsive management, unique historic design, 12-17' ceilings, many units with large terraces. Best investment in Liberty Village, which has more than its share of really ugly new buildings.
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Which portion

 
(4.0 out of 5 stars)
by Brook Wilson Apr 28, 2017
This is my favourite building in Liberty Village. I remember looking at pre-construction units in here back in 2004-2005. If only... The building is a mix of hard lofts (the heritage building) and soft lofts (the new construction part). People who live in the building are acutely aware of which portion of the building they're in. This is so that they can say they're in a hard or soft loft. As you know, the former will give you more urban street cred - even if you are living in a 905 transplant area. I'm not a big fan of the Liberty Village area.
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No complaints

 
(5.0 out of 5 stars)
by Christina Bodie Mar 05, 2017
Great building. My brother and his girlfriend have lived here for 8 months and they have no complaints. They have a lot of space for the amount that they pay. I visit often, and I am quite impressed. The perks of the location are that you are close to to Ossington, Trinity Bellwoods Park, and the waterfront. My brother goes running down there frequently. It is also quite handy to have everything literally around the corner from you in the village¦.Metro grocery, LCBO, restaurants, yoga studios etc. My personal favourite - Balzac's, in the same building. The only drawbacks are the lack of outdoor space in the unit and the gym, which is a wee bit dark and has no natural light. But overall, Toy Factory is an awesome choice, and the people in the building seem friendly as well.
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Would never buy or rent here

 
(2.0 out of 5 stars)
by Anonymous Feb 16, 2017
We love the condo and the location but I would never buy or rent one of the units unless it was on the top floor. There is no soundproofing between this unit and the one above. The tenants above are pounding until 3 am many nights and we get no sleep. Management nor security seem to be able to do anything about it. This is a severe flaw in this building and needs to be addressed. Paying over $2,900 a month, tenants expect to be able to sleep!
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