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October 21, 2010

A new boutique condominium is coming to the west end of Toronto, and it is determined to create a new centre of cool.

Motif Lofts and Townhomes [map], a former commercial site at 41 Ossington, will offer a mixed housing development consisting of 12 lofts, 9 townhomes and 2,500 square feet of retail space.

“It’s a neighbourhood that’s really taken off,” says Shane Fenton of Reserve Properties. “From parks to unique restaurants and galleries, the Art + Design District offers significant cultural amenities, making it a very desirable place to live.”

Bringing together Toronto’s best emerging architecture studio RAWdesign and award winning interior design firm II BY IV Design Associates, Motif “captures the essence and unique character of the neighbourhood while at the same time maintains respect for the surrounding urban fabric,” says Fenton.

Motif will be a five storey loft structure framed by charcoal brick, with large windows on the lower floors. The top two storeys are set back and feature two storey penthouse lofts with outdoor spaces on both levels including rooftop terraces.

Lofts starting from $315,900 and townhomes starting from $829,900. One and two bedroom lofts, ranging from 636 sq. ft. – 1426 sq. ft. And, not too sure about the pricing for the penthouses.

Motif will open nine new doors along Rebecca Street with a row of sophisticated townhomes ranging from 1886 sq. ft. to 2400 sf. ft. Exteriors are finished with charcoal grey brick and trimmed with natural IPE wood for added warmth.

“The townhomes pick up the rhythm of the homes opposite to frame Rebecca as an intimate street,” says Roland Rom Colthoff of RAWdesign. With individual access, each townhome is set back with green space in the front and also connects with the quiet side street through large terraces off the main living areas and master bedrooms.

“With this particular development, we took the opportunity to echo the bohemian and urban language of the area” says Dan Menchions from II BY IV Design Associates.

Motif lofts offer exposed ceilings and rustic wide planked floors, and while townhomes present more refined finishings, both feature Italian Scavolini kitchens.

The industrial glam of the lofts and urban luxury of the townhomes are complimented by green features and technology that are consistent with the sensibility of the community. Bathrooms balance low flow toilets with beautiful wall hung European vanities and oversized matte porcelain tiles.

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