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Transforming an Old Yarn Factory Into a Cool Laneway Project

[Photo via Curated Properties]

Coming soon to Bloordale is an interesting laneway project tucked away on Bartlett Avenue. The new laneway development will be built at the site of a former yarn factory and most recently, Pendell Boiler LTD who has since moved locations. The laneway design will feature 13 loft-houses and three flats starting in the low $500,000's for 1,000 to 2,000 square foot spaces. The creators, AUDAXarchitecture, are known for their eye-catching projects including this mind-boggling Bridle Path residence and the Edition Richmond project, a collection of modern homes in the Entertainment District.

While laneway houses are gaining popularity in the city, this project is one of the first residential laneway developments in Toronto. Croft Street near Bathurst and College features several single laneway houses converted from previous factories. A row of townhouses closer to College was the former site of the Eastern Rug Cleaning building and originally a WW1 munitions factory. Down the street, 54 Croft St. designed by Toronto-based Kohn Shnier Architects, is a back-alley abode constructed on the site of a former tiny house. The Bartlett development is currently under pre-construction.

· Back Alley Adventures: Croft Street has a Dynamite History [National Post]
· Hidden Laneway House With Barn Roof Sells For $829K [Curbed Toronto]
· Lanehouse on Bartlett [BuzzBuzz]