It's tempting to throw in some sweet, syrupy broker babble when describing the sale of a two bedroom loft in the Candy Factory Building at 993 Queen Street West. But that's been done. Instead, we'll tell you that the Candy Factory Lofts was one of the first successful authentic loft projects in Toronto and the developer was none other than Harry Stinson, founder of the Mad Hatter, the legendary 1980s birthday party hangout involving excessive food fights and a cake smash. Of course, Stinson is also recognized for his many other projects including the hotel-condo units at One King West and the High Park Lofts.
The 1,700 square foot candy loft sold quickly, only one day on the market with two competing bids. The popular lofts are rarely available, or so the agent claims, and the Globe points out the previously selling price for the same unit in 2008 was $665,000.
· Candy Factory Loft listing [Mr. Loft]
· Interview with Harry Stinson [Hamiltonian]