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Imperial Lofts consists of two authentic loft buildings that were a former optical warehouse and office, 80 and 90 Sherbourne St.
Both buildings have very different loft features. The six storey, 90 Sherbourne Street dating from 1905 has the warm, hard loft features like exposed brick walls, ductwork, ceiling pipes, wood beams and floors. The three storey, 80 Sherbourne Street dating from the 1930’s has the concrete ceilings, concrete columns, the exposed ductwork and pipes.
A more art deco feel to the building. Both share high 10.5 foot ceilings. I prefer the look of 90 Sherbourne but on the flip side, 80 Sherbourne is more sound proof. 90 Sherbourne St also has an elevator, a small freight elevator, which is very authentic and 80 Sherbourne Street has stairs, which is a pain if you’re hauling your groceries from the St Lawrence Market.
The suites on the ground floor of 80 Sherbourne Street are zoned live/work. This is a good opportunity for a photographer, recording studio, etc.
When you’re in the building, make sure to check out the views of the downtown core from the roof top terrace, it will take your breath away. Other than a few suites on the 2nd floor of 90 Sherbourne, most suites at Imperial Lofts don’t have balconies or terraces, so the roof top terrace comes in handy for a bbq or to catch some sun.
On the negative side, the building does not offer underground parking, there is a lot behind the building that residents use to park their cars outdoors. You won't need to use a car much, the local 24hr Metro and St Lawrence Market is just a few steps and the Financial District is a 5 minute walk.
On the positive side, the maintenance fees are kept low as the building offers very little in terms of amenities and there's no elevators to upkeep.