West Side Lofts: Toronto's New Hip Green Paradise

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Here's good news for any TreeHuggers in Toronto considering some new digs: West Side Lofts are being built this year, and they'll be LEED-certified when they're up. Construction is set to begin in November on the 11-story project that will include 216 units; a second phase of the project will add another 134 lofts to the emerging neighborhood south of Queen St. W. All of the lofts will have balconies or terraces, 10-foot ceilings, exposed ductwork and exposed concrete ceilings and floors, translucent sliding-glass room partitions, six appliances, custom kitchen with halogen track lighting and cabinetry available in a range of coloured finishes, stone countertops in a selection of marbles and granites and a bathroom with contemporary vessel sink and soaker tub. Buyers can customize with finishes like cork flooring, hardwood, and stainless steel countertops. Further amenities include a yoga and pilates studio and roof garden. Hip, green and modern all together -- sounds like a TreeHugger paradise. ::West Side Lofts via ::Hugg

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