If you’re in the market for a lavish downtown Toronto loft that’s perfect for both entertaining and closing deals, there’s one on the market -- and it has a Dragon’s stamp of approval. 

The sprawling art-filled penthouse loft belonging to Dragons’ Den star Arlene Dickinson can be yours for a cool $7.8M. 

The Wellington Street abode that the famed businesswoman and TV star called home has everything you’d want in a quintessential luxury Toronto loft space: a wide-open design, large arched windows for ample sunlight throughout, soaring 14-foot ceilings, and character-rich exposed brick. 

The three-bedroom, three-bathroom 5,230 sq. ft sub-penthouse is located in a boutique nine-unit loft building that once housed the Butterick sewing patterns company. Elements of the storied 1915 building’s past have been preserved, like its original post-and-beam construction, red-brick exterior, and other historic touches.

The dreamy primary bedroom features wall-to-wall closet space, custom chandeliers, and a spa-like ensuite with a soaker tub and rain shower. 

With things like a large chef’s kitchen with a large island, wine storage, and an open-concept living space, this home lends itself nicely to entertaining fellow move-makers. Two additional bedrooms mean guests can comfortably stay the night. 

Not surprisingly, given the spot’s former resident, the space features a separate private office space. Taking it a step above the typical at-home office, however, this space features its own kitchen, bathroom, and boardroom. It could also function as a nanny or in-law suite.

Removing the need for a gym membership from the equation, the home also features a fitness room with an infrared sauna. So, while some of Toronto's finest wining, dining, and amenities just outside its walls, there's really no need to leave this personality-rich abode.

With south-facing views, this space also shines in the views department, with prime vantage points of Toronto’s bustle that sits outside its sanctuary. 

Keeping things discreet, a private elevator opens directly into the stunning suite. The home comes with an underground parking space. 

Finally, the home inevitably comes with a crowd-pleasing backstory for guests; Arlene Dickinson is one of the most famous (and, clearly, stylish) female entrepreneurs in Canada. Word of advice to potential buyers: you may want to negotiate the home's incredible art to be included in the purchase.


  • Address: 500-468 Wellington Street W.
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Price: $7.8M
  • Listed by: Kara Reed, Chestnut Park Realty


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Listed Luxe