The three-storey office building at 2216 Queen Street East is nestled at the heart of an area affectionately known as ‘The Beaches’. Situated East of downtown Toronto, The Beaches neighborhood encompasses four beaches giving it its name, the biggest of which is Woodbine Beach which stretches an uninterrupted 3 km along the shores of Lake Ontario.
Just a three-minute walk north of the beach and you start to see why this area holds a special place for so many. Aside from access to one of the cleanest and biggest beaches in Ontario, The Beaches has become a hub for all manner of independent, boutique stores and eateries which colorfully line Queen Street East. You can feel the entrepreneurial spirit as you walk down the tree-lined street observing the hive of activity from the specialty stores and in the summer, the patios of course.
Surrounding the main commercial hub are side streets lined with an eclectic mix of Victorian, Edwardian and more modern residential housing, well-kept parks, schools, a theater and many other first-class amenities serving the inhabitants. If it’s a thoughtful handmade gift from a local vendor or an artisan treat you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it from one of the vendors here; what you won’t find is big box stores and that only adds to the appeal of running a business here.
2216 Queen is a rarely seen office building in this area but like all the other properties surrounding it, it’s far from a soulless gray space in the shadows of high rises - it’s unique, bright and filled with possibilities.
The space in the property is almost equally spaced across the three-storeys and boasts flexibility at every level including a number of different terraces. These outside areas present so much potential in themselves; perhaps a space to host clients, a communal creative space for employees or a place to hold social and community events? For any investor or business owner, the opportunities are infinite here and the bright and beautifully presented third floor with its careful mix of business and personal zones, lends itself very cleverly to a fantastic live-work space. The three parking spaces complete with EV charger round the package and are seldom included with properties in the area.
The property offers some eco-friendly features and advantages to those seeking more sustainable premises too. The green roof helps to improve air quality and lower the air temperature around it whilst absorbing excess rainwater runoff and the third floor being the most recent addition enjoys a VRV heating and air conditioning system which gives the ability to heat or cool individual areas simultaneously for lower-use, lower cost energy. The use of HEPA filters throughout is a great enhancement to Indoor air quality and the enjoyment of the property by all.
For those looking to attract and retain talent to their business, it’s now about more than just a salary in a post-pandemic world. What better perks to appeal to employees than a stroll along the beach boardwalk at lunchtime, a quiet outside space to take a break, childcare options within walking distance and a plethora of service businesses on the doorstep. Consider also the close proximity to the streetcar and bus stops just across the street and it’s a compelling asset by anyone’s standards.
One of only a handful of office properties in The Beaches, this treasure of a building has been meticulously enhanced and maintained by its present owner. The Beaches is brimming with activity and this property is ready for a new owner to add to the fabric of this vibrant and thriving community.
Reach out to David or Greg at Private Capital Group for more information or to schedule an early showing of this exclusive listing.