This is one for the inner antiquary in all of us.

Located in the heart of what is soon to be one of the most bustling communities in downtown Toronto, The Sterling will be the pièce de résistance of a huge master-planned project by Castlepoint Realty. Standing 10 (soon to be 13) storeys tall, The Sterling was erected in 1919 and was originally an aluminum factory. After years of dereliction and innumerable visits from graffiti artists, the building has become a photographers paradise.

But that’s not all. With the plans that Castlepoint have drawn out, it’s poised to become one of the most coveted places to live in the up and coming Junction Triangle neighborhood as it will be one of the few truly authentic loft living spaces in the GTA.

We had the chance to take a tour of The Sterling this morning and are happy to announce that we captured some amazing shots of this beacon of history prior to construction. That being said, we can’t wait to see the finished product!

Here are our photos…

We found this guy on the roof.

A sweet roof shot of the Toronto Skyline

Stained glass anyone?

Seein’ the CN through cracked glass.

This aptly named “death slide” runs the entire height of the building and was used for scrap aluminum.

The Sterling in all it’s massive glory.

One of the many awesome graffiti portraits found on the exterior.

We found Yogi but there was a shortage of picnic baskets.

A view of The Sterling from Sterling Ave

A very cool, almost parochial work of art.

Want to see what The Sterling will look like when it’s complete? Check out the rendering below!

Be sure to stay tuned for the second set of pictures from our tour!

For more information on The Sterling please contact the sales center by phone at 416-777-2533 or by e-mail at

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