Toronto is becoming a city that is basically just filled to the brim with condos. Developers are coming up with plenty of inventive solutions to convert old buildings into new living spaces. The latest involves converting a Toronto church to condos in the city's High Park area.

Developers Medallion Capital Group recently broke ground on the new project, which aims to convert the High Park-Alhambra United Church (located at the corner of High Park and Annette) into the brand new 260 High Park Church Lofts and Residences.

The new development will feature 70 condos in four storeys, with some of the three-bedroom units being priced as high as $3 million. Fifteen of the suites will be built inside of the original church structure, while a second adjoining building will house the rest. Lower priced condos will be available for $750,000.

"The project is over 75 percent sold," Chris Giamou, Medallion Capital President and Co-Founder said in a news release, "The High Park area is an esteemed part of the west end of Toronto and a thriving community."

The development will land squarely in the middle of Bloor West Village and Dundas West, making both areas accessible to new residents. An average house in these neighbourhoods cost $1.4 million, according to Re/Max.

The original church was first constructed in 1908. It had to be shut down in 2015 due to the fact that it needed too many repairs and people just weren't going there anymore.

The new development is going to feature some incredible amenities, including "24/7 concierge services, a multi-purpose lounge with two-way fireplace, full custom built-in kitchens, complete fitness centre, and a custom landscaped rooftop area with lounge seating, barbecue and fire pit."

It will still be a couple of years before people can start moving into their already-purchased condos, as occupancy is expected to begin in 2021.


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