The Carnaby at 20 Minowan Miikan Lane
Trendy, buzzing, and fun: The Carnaby is a complex of buildings that meshes well with its hip Queen West location.
The Price Point
1 Bedroom + Den:
A complex of three buildings surrounding a beautifully-landscaped courtyard, The Carnaby lofts feel like a hip enclave for culture enthusiasts. At 22 storeys, it’s much taller than its neighbours, towering over nearby buildings even as more development comes to the area. With its height comes 434 units, making the complex a bustling and buzzing place that’s perfect for young professionals, artsy singles, and busy urbanites.
Much like other Streetcar Development projects, the complex’s aesthetic is very modern and clean. Amenities include a party/media room, a terrace with barbecues, and a fitness centre, all well-designed but shared by the three buildings.
The units here are designed for a busy urban lifestyle more than, say, raising kids. Most of the bedrooms are on sliding doors and kitchen space is at a premium, but floorplans are clean and well laid out. The larger units feature walk-in closets and balcony space, and all contain modern finishes and appliances.
The smallest suite in the building is 380 square feet, and the largest is just under 1,500. Only some come with parking and a locker, but all of them come with unique features or colours like red cabinetry.
West Queen West is one of the best places to live in all of Toronto. A flawless WalkScore, access to transit, and a Metro grocery store on the ground floor make The Carnaby ultra-convenient for busy Torontonians.
Head to the Gladstone Hotel for up-and-coming artist shows or grab a drink at the Drake if you want to rub elbows with Toronto’s hippest residents.