Corktown is one of the oldest areas in Toronto and is filled with several protected heritage buildings, which is exactly where you'll find this airy 1+1 bed, 2-bathroom loft that's currently on the market for $899,000.

The building, now simply called The Derby, once housed the city's historic Derby Tavern, which served patrons for well over 100 years from 1847 until the original structure was torn down in the late 1980s. Located at King and Parliament, The Derby is comprised of just 26 units. In fact, there hasn't been a sale in the building in over two years, making this 1,248 sq. ft. loft a unique opportunity.

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Today, the listing features heated concrete floors, a custom library (with books included), a wood-burning fireplace, and a soaring 16-foot window wall that overlooks local heritage buildings and lush greenery.

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The main floor is outfitted with white all-walls, polished concrete heated floors, and black accents, which gives the space a slightly industrial feel while managing to remain contemporary.


  • Bedrooms: 1+1
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Size: 1,111 sq. ft.
  • Parking: 1 spot
  • Price: $899,000
  • Taxes: $2,692 (2019)
  • Address: 208 - 393 King Street East
  • Agent:Scott Ingram

Whoever calls this loft home can look forward to entertaining guests in the spacious open-concept unit; curling up with a good book in front of the library or in front of the cozy fireplace; and even working from home in the bright mezzanine den, which could also be converted into a second bedroom.

Let's take a peek inside this unique listing, shall we?


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Listed Luxe