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Location DB > Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Network Lofts (Formerly Bell Canada Office Building & Switching Station)
Network Lofts (Formerly Bell Canada Office Building & Switching Station)
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created by racingxtsy on 1/24/2008 1:26 AM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 12/20/2016 6:53 PM
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The building is a former Bell Canada combined office building and switching station in Etobicoke that was converted to residential lofts. Brick facades were replaced with aluminum frames and glass windows. Stucco was applied and all windows were replaced.
 Basic Information
Type: Residential building
Status: Active
Accessibility: Moderate
Recommendation: not very exciting
 Physical Information
2 Fieldway Road
Toronto, Ontario
Owner: Finer Space (Fieldway) Corporation
 Interesting Features
Conversion from combined office building and switching station to lofts. The lofts project was advertised to have amenities like steam rooms, a whirlpool spa, and a fully equipped exercise roof, perhaps useful for those inspired by Ninjalicious' explorations of hotel amenities.
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  • fences
  • 24 hour guard
  • cameras
  • neighbours, nearby police station
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1971
    Closed: 0
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    The building started life in 1971 as a Bell Canada office and was reborn as a loft conversion. It was built originally for hundreds of employees and visitors, and included many elevators, a parking garage, as well as industrial heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems. The developer claimed that while the character of the structure would be maintained - from its original thick, industry-standard floors to columns with a radius of nearly 30 inches - it would be modernized inside and out. The new residential suites range in size from one bedroom to two bedrooms and a den. Ceilings are 10½ feet in standard units and up to 17 feet in two-storey suites on the 8th floor where the building's mechanical room was originally located.
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    As the building has been converted to residential lofts, there are no further plans for the building.

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    Network Lofts conversion
    Thu, Jan 24th, 2008
    posted by racingxtsy
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 12/20/2016 6:54 PM.

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  • on Dec 20 16 at 18:54, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Dec 20 16 at 18:53, Emperor Wang changed the following: Display Name
  • on Sep 2 10 at 14:09, Steed validated this location
  • on Sep 1 10 at 2:56, Hi/Po changed the following: Interesting Features, Media Coverage, Web Links
  • on May 20 10 at 3:53, Steed validated this location
  • on May 20 10 at 2:38, Hi/Po changed the following: Display Name, Type, History, Status, Accessibility, Interesting Features, Recommendation, Security Measures, Required Equipment, Future Plans, Description
  • on Jan 26 08 at 5:48, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jan 25 08 at 3:53, racingxtsy updated gallery picture bell_building_1
  • on Jan 25 08 at 0:56, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jan 24 08 at 2:30, racingxtsy changed the following: Latitude, Longitude, Co-ordinate Accuracy, Prefer Satellite
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