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7 Factory Spaces Converted into Dynamic, Light-Filled Homes

These unique industrial abodes offer anything but mass-produced living

By Designlines

Toronto’s former industrial buildings are getting new leases on life — many of them as unique homes. Here’s a look at some of the easy-on-the-eyes hard lofts we’ve featured in DL.

1. A Factory Space Turned Breezy Abode

Coastal-style furnishings and several coats of white paint soften a storied home’s industrial bones.


2. A Former Factory Transformed Into a Painter’s Live/Work Paradise

An artist’s Bloordale industrial wonderland is defined by anything but run-of-the-mill design solutions.


3. A Fashion District Loft Brings Two Art Lovers Together

How a pair of art aficionados turned a downtown hard loft into a comfortable live-in gallery.


4. This Creative Duo’s Loft Mixes Natural and Industrial Elements

How Jason Dressler and his family applied budget-smart apartment therapy to their once down-and-out 93-square-metre loft in the west.


5. A Tile Factory Turned Family Home-Slash-Design Studio

Reigo and Bauer convert an old industrial space into the perfect lab for creative experimentation.


6. A Century-Old Brick Cannery Becomes a Rustic Home

Transforming an old canning factory in southern Ontario into an idyllic getaway residence and event space.

7. Studio Junction Create a Homey Den in a Concrete Warehouse

With Courtyard House, Studio Junction defies conventional wisdom about how residential architecture in Northern climates should look — and feel.


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