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Broadview Lofts is a former warehouse that has been converted into condominiums in Toronto, Canada. It is located on Broadview Avenue just south of Queen Street East. This is a formerly industrial area, that has in recent years seen a number of condominium projects.
The building was originally erected in 1914 as the Toronto warehouse of the Rexall pharmacy and drug distribution company. Beginning in 2003 the Sorbara Group converted it to loft style condominiums. The conversion added two extra levels, set back from the rest of the building and composed mostly of glass to minimize its impact. A similar addition was added at ground level along the eastern side of the building. The redesign conserved many historic elements of the building, such as the cage elevators and a water tower on top of the roof. The original warehouse floors were also preserved, giving each unit 12 foot ceilings. The condo has 152 units.
The conversion has been much praised, and in 2008 finished second in the Pug Award voting for best residential building.