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TIP TOP LOFTS

THE BUILDING
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Standing at 637 Lake Shore Boulevard West on Toronto’s waterfront, is one of the city’s true tributes to innovation, renovation and upscale living — the Tip Top Lofts condominium complex.

Often described as a “once in a lifetime” art deco building, Tip Top lofts is a testament to the innovation and ingenuity that keeps the city of Toronto in the limelight as one of the most cutting edge locations in North America. The building’s reputation has earned its place in Toronto’s cultural and commercial history… READ MORE

THE LIFESTYLE

Many have lusted after it. Everyone recognizes it. The red “Tip Top Tailors” sign planted atop of this art deco beauty elicits a sigh of admiration from anyone who wants to live in luxury by the lake in Canada’s most exciting city. Residents here marvel at the building’s incredible location, with its gorgeous water views, large parks and easy access to all amenities.

The exclusive lofts that are part of this building’s appeal are unique in several aspects in comparison to other Toronto condominiums… READ MORE

the-building

TIP TOP LOFTS | THE BUILDING

_DSC7888_018TipTop Exterior

Standing at 637 Lake Shore Boulevard West on Toronto’s waterfront, is one of the city’s true tributes to innovation, renovation and upscale living — the Tip Top Lofts condominium complex.

Often described as a “once in a lifetime” art deco building, Tip Top lofts is a testament to the innovation and ingenuity that keeps the city of Toronto in the limelight as one of the most cutting edge locations in North America. The building’s reputation has earned its place in Toronto’s cultural and commercial history.

Completed in 1929 at the height of the art deco design era, The Tip Top loft building housed the manufacturing, warehousing, retail and office operations of Tip Top Tailors Ltd., a menswear firm founded in 1910 by Polish immigrant David Dunkelman. The company had outgrown its previous facilities on Adelaide Street West, and chose this location on land reclaimed from Lake Ontario, for its bold new headquarters. The five-story, u-shaped structure, designed by Roy Bishop of Bishop and Miller, Architects and engineers, featured expansive windows to bring natural light into the working areas of the factory. (a brilliant feature in creating residential loft spaces) The stretch of blank façade above the fifth story, initially built to support the roof top sign, was completely enclosed as a sixth story in 1951.

Designated as a heritage property by the city in 1973, the building’s exterior has an elegant look of cool sophistication, complete with the symmetrical features and geometric shapes that the hallmarks of art deco architecture.

The Tip Top Tailors building was sold to Context Development in 2002 who renovated the historic structure into the high-end condominium building it is today, registering the complex in 2006.

Did you know that Tip Top Lofts…

  • Was deemed the most elegant industrial structure built in Toronto in the 1920’s
  • Incorporates all of the key elements of the art deco genre: a symmetrical facade, strong vertical lines, multiple wall planes at the corners, an elegant two-story front entrance with articulated brass doors and numerous examples of geometric and figurative decoration.
  • That the use of colour on the façade sets it apart from other art deco buildings in the city. Terra Cotta (glazed clay) panels in crimson, blue and gold are found above the fifth-floor windows, at the top of the corner towers and in the panes between the windows.
  • Famous, giant red sign atop the north facade occupies a special place in the Toronto skyline

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THE LIFESTYLE | Where do YOU Want to live?

  Many have lusted after it. Everyone recognizes it. The red “Tip Top Tailors” sign planted atop of this art deco beauty elicits a sigh of admiration from anyone who wants to live in luxury by the lake in Canada’s most exciting city. Residents here marvel at the building’s incredible location, with its gorgeous water views, large parks and easy access to all amenities.

The exclusive lofts that are part of this building’s appeal are unique in several aspects in comparison to other Toronto condominiums.

  • They are located right on Lake Ontario, within local proximity to the Martin Goodman Waterfront Park and trail system, as well as all of the excitement that make up the atmosphere of the Toronto waterfront and downtown cores.
  • The building is within walking distance to Ontario Place for great concerts under the stars in the summer.
  • Feel like a New York weekend? Porter Airlines is in your backyard and can whisk you away for an effortless getaway.
  • Feel like escaping the city? Then get away from it all by grabbing the ferry for a mini-vacation on Toronto Island where you can bike, kayak and explore nature .
  • How about a day by the water? You’re also a short walk from all the cultural, shopping, quayside dining and entertainment venues at Harbourfront.
  • Want to catch a game or a concert? Downtown Toronto, Rogers Centre, the Air Canada Centre, the entertainment district, trendy Queen Street West, the cool King Street West neighbourhood and so much more is accessible by either a short walk or streetcar from your front door.

Not only is the location the best in Toronto, but the condominium themselves are true gems.

  • Uniquely built, all units are spacious, comfortable and come with high-end finishings, soaring ceilings and huge windows to allow the sunlight to pour in.
  • Many of the units are two stories high, some offer huge terraces.

Today, these units are some of the most in demand pieces of real estate in Toronto.

Living? It’s what we are all about here at Tip Top lofts.

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637 Lake Shore Blvd. West M5V3J6