The project - Lofts des Arts

Erected in two phases between 1915 and 1945, during the two World Wars, the Ontario Building (Lofts des Arts' original name) can be proud of its beautiful and colourful history. It was built as a warehouse for the Dominion Distilleries in co-ownership with its architect, W. L. Vandal.

But the gin and rye warehouse didn't last very long and after some probable brushes with the American Prohibition in the '20s and '30s, the now almost secular building hosted many other activities, like textile factory, printing mill, gambling hall, cabaret and artist's studios.


But the sturdy concrete construction has outlasted all changes and all storms. Inspired by the industrial Art Déco, the building boasts an extraordinary fenestration on the four sides that let you dive where the action is: the City's heart is kneeling at your feet.

Thanks to the meticulous work of its builders, to the passage of time and loving care of its restorers, the Lofts des Arts is today a building with lovable facades and comfortable interiors, that you can be proud of call it your home, where you can enjoy the best place at the centre of your City.

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