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Condo of the Week: $400,000 for a compact living space next to St. Lawrence Market

Condo of the Week: 81A Front Street East

Address: 81A Front Street East, Unit 307
Neighbourhood: Church-Yonge Corridor
Agents: Christopher Kowal, Royal LePage Urban Realty, Brokerage
Price: $409,000

The Place: A third-floor unit in the historic St. Lawrence Lofts. The Lofts are made up of three distinct pre-confederation buildings that once housed the warehouse and office spaces of wholesale grocers. Today, the main floor of the building is home to a Starbucks and a Spring Rolls.

Bragging Rights: The custom acid-dipped steel backsplash and textured concrete walls are components of the unit’s extensive renovations by Stroudfoot (designers of restaurants like Yours Truly and Origin) in collaboration with Commute Home (Patria, Nyood). It’s the only residential unit Stroudfoot has ever designed.

Big Selling Point: St. Lawrence Market is literally seconds away. Fresh fruits, warm bagels and salty peameal bacon sandwiches are right there for the taking.

Possible Deal Breaker: At 500 square feet, it’s not a big unit—but the historic neighbourhood is perfectly suited to leg-stretching strolls.

By the Numbers:

• $409,000
• 500 square feet
• $344.67 in monthly maintenance fees
• 1 bedroom
• 1 bathroom
• 1 historic marketplace