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Bata Shoe Factory transformed into a luxury rental building

By Newinhomes on May 14, 2019

A piece of Ontario history has been fully restored, just two hours north of Toronto in the picturesque Batawa Village.

The historic Bata Shoe Factory has been transformed from a mid-century industrial building into a luxurious contemporary “condo-inspired” rental residence, called Batawa Lofts. 

In 2005, Sonja Bata purchased 1,600 acres in Batawa with the vision of developing a mixed-use sustainable village. The Batawa Lofts residence is the first completed project in her master-plan, which will also feature 40 single-family homes, townhomes, and other residential and commercial spaces. 
Bata Shoe Factory

The Bata Shoe Factory operated for more than 60 years and closed its doors in 1999. The new five-storey residence features 47 rental units with one-bedroom and two-bedroom layouts, some of which feature dens. 

A few of the impressive interior features and finishes include 12’ and 14’ ceilings, soaring windows, stainless steel appliances, and each unit has a private balcony. With such high ceilings and large windows, the spaces are bright and airy thanks to the abundance of natural light. 

Residents enjoy access to a 12,000 square foot wraparound rooftop patio, providing views of the Trent River. The Batawa Lofts building also features two levels of retail and commercial space, as well as the area’s first licensed childcare facility. 

Located in the Quinte West Region, along the Trent River, Batawa Lofts is surrounded by kilometers of trails for hiking and cycling, a school, church, grocery store, pharmacy, parks, a community centre, and even its own ski hill! 

Visit Batawa Lofts today!   

Batawa Lofts

The rental units at Batawa Lofts range from 590 to 1,220 square feet, and leases start at $1,370 a month.  

To learn more about the available units, visit the leasing office at 58 Plant St. Monday from 11 am to 2 pm, Tuesday from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, or Wednesday from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. You can also call 613-919-8439 to book an appointment. 

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