Inside the 8 Gladstone Sales Centre

8 Gladstone

By now, I’ve easily written close to a thousand words about the 8 Gladstone Lofts…but as the saying goes “a picture says more”.

Armed with my iPhone camera, I stopped by the 8 Gladstone Sales Centre to check out their hip new hub!  Located at 1230 Queen St West, the sales centre is a complete transformation from the old warehouse that once sat on the property.  Black walls, high cielings, and accents of bright pink are the first things I noticed.  After signing in, I was given a tour of the sales centre starting with the model unit!

The loft is a replica of the 605 Sq.Ft. layout pictured below!

The first thing that caught my eyes were the large 24”x24” procelin tiles…it came as a welcomed surprise from the typical engineering laminate seen in most sales centres these days.  This floor plan in particular unit has the split bathroom, with the toilet and sink on one side and the shower with a 5 foot vanity on the other!

I often prefer walking into a dedicated foyer first instead of a kitchen or busy living space. Something about the division of space makes the floorplan feel bigger.  Shortly past the enterance is a laundry room deep enough to store your cleaning products…with some room to spare for a broom and mop!

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A “pegged” art piece was put up along the wall that leads guests into the living/dinning/sleeping areas.  I’m sure any true Queen West dweller will have no shortage of ideas for the blank canvas of a wall! [Read more…]

8 Gladstone – Buying Early

8 Gladstone Summary

On Monday, Streetcar Developments had an info session at the Gladstone Hotel for real estate community to get it’s first hand look at 8 Gladstone.  For the past few weeks i’ve been spotlighting different pieces of the development on the blog, but was missing one vital part… price!

Prices for the first 6 floors start from $249,900 and up to $489,000.  There are NO studio apartments at 8 Gladstone and even the smallest unit (at 471 sqf) comes with a separate bedroom! Over 30 of the 86 units are priced under $300,000 and many of these also come with a balcony or terrace! For units larger than 577 sqf. parking is availabable at a cost of $30,000. Storage lockers are $5,000 and bike lockers are $2,000.  Deposits are 15% over 180 days with a further 5% due on occupancy!  Maintenence is estimated to be $0.515 psf per month, with hydro individually metered.

There will be very few amenities in the building, basically a gym, lobby and pet spa (room to wash down your dog).  In intimate projects like this, it’s better to have less amenities as unit owners would have a larger share of monthly expenses to pay for in comparison to a larger residential tower…. Besides, if you live here you’re right smack in the middle of Queen West and Parkdale! Don’t know what that means?  Check out this short video I made of the area:

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Bedrooms with sliding doors will have frosted glass, and floors will be covered with modular, low VOC broadloom tiles (made from recycled materials). Floor finishes every where else will be 24″ x 24″ square-edge porcelain tiles!  Included in the purchase price is a full size front loading stacked washer and dryer! [Read more…]

8 Gladstone Development Details

Last week I got an early peek at what 8 Gladstone will look like from the outside…This week it’s the insides!

I sat down with the Streetcar sales team to get a first had look at floorplans, finishes and more. To be brutally honest, when I first heard about plans for 8 Gladstone, I thought it would be nothing more than a “copy and paste” version of 2 Gladstone…thankfully, I was wrong…soooo wrong!

The tone of the project is modern finishes in lofty spaces! Starting from the bottom, there’ll be a large laneway between the two buildings for cars to access the parking garage. The main level will consist of commercial space and a lobby. The building will have 9ft ceiling lofts from the 2nd to 6th floor.  11 different layouts (actually more but they’re the same space, just with flipped versions) will be available on these floors starting in size from 471 square feet. Prices will start in mid 200’s. (Although not official, I expect prices to range from$500-$550 per square foot).

Sitting a top of 8 Gladstone will be two levels of Penthouse lofts!  These lofts will have 10 ft. ceilings on the main level with 9 ft. heights on the second.  They’ll all have huge terraces with natural gas hookups…Queen West BBQ time!! The penthouses range in size from 705 square feet (two bedroom) to over 1,200 square feet.  My favorite of these layouts is the north east unit… it features a terrace with almost as much space outside as there is inside! [Read more…]

A Reception to Rebuild Haiti

A Reception to Rebuild HaitiRemember how much press last years earthquake in Haiti caused…well here’s another news flash for you – They still need our help!

Join us on November 26 as the Honourary Consul General of Haiti, Dr. Eric Pierre and his wife Helen Pierre share the current situation of the reconstruction process from their recent visit to Haiti. Hors d’œuvres will be served at this intimate reception. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn more about international development.

There will also be a Mad Men themed silent auction to rebuild a school in Haiti. All proceeds will be donated to Pierspective, a non-profit organization supporting the reconstruction efforts in Haiti. Tax receipts will be issued for silent auction items. So dress up for the occasion!

Find out more about Pierspective at


Tickets cost $23.00 ($5.00 from each ticket will be donated to Pierspective. Door prizes available)

Dress code: Mad Men

Silent auction items: A family pack to the Art Gallery of Ontario, $75 certificate from the Australia Boots Company, a limited edition messenger bag from Crumpler, $100 gift certificate from The Distillery District Restaurant Group, a gift basket from Prague Fine Food Emporium, a package of wool garments from Preloved, music classes from The Toronto Institute For The Enjoyment of Music, a premium clock from Umbra, and much more.  For an advance preview, please visit

The event will be held at The Drake Hotel – Corner Cafe + Bistro (1150 Queen St W Toronto, ON Canada M6J1J3) from 6pm to 9pm!

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