With its wonderful tree-lined streets, walking distance to Toronto’s waterfront parks, impressive mansions, and affordable Victorian homes, it’s no surprise that Parkdale is one of the city’s most beloved neighbourhoods. The plethora of housing options in the area has resulted in one of Toronto’s most diverse demographics, while the Parkdale Community Watch recently received an award as the best neighbourhood watch group in the city.
The many independent boutiques, trendy restaurants, and funky watering holes dotting nearby West Queen West make this area one of Toronto’s most vibrant shopping, dining, and entertainment districts, as well as a true hotbed of culture. West Queen West has been deemed the #2 Coolest Neighbourhood in the World from none other than Vogue magazine, who described it as “a verifiable artery of indie patisseries, homegrown labels, and hidden-from-view galleries—hallmarks of hipness, if ever they existed.”
Nestled between the Parkdale and West Queen West ‘hoods and amongst the many Victorian homes lies one of the city’s best hard loft conversions. Formerly a toy factory, 24 Noble was converted into the ‘Noble Court Lofts’ in 1989. The 6-storied live/work-zoned building houses 79 units that feature exposed brick walls, arched windows, 12-foot ceilings, wooden posts and beams, and industrial-chic open-concept living. Just steps from the iconic Drake and Gladstone hotels, and boasting a Walk Score of 96 and a Transit score of 99, this is downtown living at its most authentic.