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Factory Spaces Converted into 8 Dynamic Homes

Explore these eight Toronto factory spaces converted into inspiring homes. The results are anything but mass-produced living ideas.

By Sara Cunningham

Toronto’s former industrial spaces are getting new leases on life. Here’s a look at eight warehouse and factory spaces converted to homes. The results of these renovations are easy-on-the-eyes.

Factory spaces converted
Photo by Naomi Finlay.

1. A Factory Space Turned Breezy Abode

Coastal-style furnishings and several coats of white paint soften this former factory space’s old industrial bones. The result of the renovation is an open concept loft full of light, art and comfort.


2. Factory Spaces Converted Into a Painter’s Live/Work Paradise

Jason Halter of Wonder Inc. executed this factory space conversion for an artist in Bloordale. Thanks to the factory renovations, the now split level home is defined by unique design solutions.


3. A Fashion District Loft Brings Two Art Lovers Together

How a pair of art aficionados converted a downtown hard loft into a comfortable live-in gallery. Step inside and up to the mezzanine. There you will discover how the couple’s unique style is spread across multiple levels.


Factory spaces converted
Photo by Lorne Bridgman.

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

How Toronto furniture designer Jason Dressler and his family applied budget-smarts to their once down-and-out factory space. The west end home is engaging and the decor may inspire shopping local.


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Photo by Finn O’Hara.

5. Factory Space Converted into a Family Home/Design Studio

Reigo & Bauer converted an old tile factory in Toronto into the perfect lab for creative experimentation. The factory renovations resulted in some surprising design ideas inside.


Factory spaces converted
Photo by Peter Sellar.

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

Cliff Smith of Augustus Jones in Toronto converted an old canning factory in southern Ontario into an idyllic getaway residence. Take the tour – the result of the reno is a truly inspired space.

Photo by Rob Fiocca.

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

Studio Junction defies conventional wisdom about how warehouses converted to homes in Northern climates should look — and feel. Step inside the Courtyard House and see what we mean.

Photo by Zachary Hertzman.

8. A Former Shoe Factory That Still Works

Its manufacturing days are behind it, but this loft space, home of Anony co-founder Christian Lo and Fraser Greenberg, owner of Milky’s and marketing director for Relative Space, is still a hub of creative activity. Click here to take the tour.


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