The Essery

Welcome to The Essery


Steeped in history, melded with new architecture, rises a bright new Aspen Ridge Community.

William Essery (The Essery Manufacturing Company) developed as owner or builder or both from 89-109 Niagara over the course of a few years from 1885-1888.

  • 1793 - Land purchased from the Algonkian-speaking peoples known as the Mississaugas.
  • 1805 - Acquisition finalized in Treaty 13
  • Early 1800s - The Essery includes the Garrison Hospital and Officer’s Residence, providing support to the Fort York Garrison.
  • 1850s - New railway lines brought adjacent multi-storey brick factory buildings to the site, reflecting the new and future industrial character of the neighbourhood.
  • 1886 - 98 – 91 Niagara is constructed, designed by the Architect William Wallace Blair, later sold to A.A Barthelmes (Barthelmes & Company) who installed a piano action factory.
  • 1886 - 93 – 97 Niagara was constructed as a 1-storey wood building tenanted by City Planing Mill, manufacturers of doors, window sash and blinds, and carriage parts.
  • 1887 - 101 – 107 and 109 Niagara are constructed, the former home to 9 tenants including Gilchrist Sash Manufacturers, Loose Piano Key Manufacturers, and the American Rattan Co.
  • 1894 - The Beard Building is the city’s tallest skyscraper at just seven stories high.
  • 1910 - Businesses move out of the city centre and away from the lake.
  • 1960 - Revitalization led to King St. becoming an entertainment destination.
  • 2005 - The Essery’s rare collection of buildings listed in the Inventory of Heritage Properties.
  • Today - Steeped in history, melded with new architecture, rises a bright new Aspen Ridge community.


West puts you steps away from the most intriguing, fascinating downtown destinations. This is where the city comes to work, to play, and to get inspired.

Do Here. See Here. Be Here.

It’s the neighbourhood you’ve come to know and love, only you haven’t lived it quite like this before. Reimagine Toronto and all the experiences the city holds. Your personal favourites are just steps away, and there’s something new to discover around every corner. With a remarkable array of restaurants, bars and parkland minutes from your front door, The Essery is where Toronto truly feels like home.


The historical building presented a strong base, as well as a language of materiality, with which to inform the modern design. Maintaining the original structure encouraged the creation of a courtyard between the old and new.

The Suites

Tomas Pearce has designed The Essery’s kitchens to be as beautiful as they are functional.

Complemented by a Miele appliance package, the striking black and white colour palette is anchored by a quartz countertop and backsplash that contrast with the high-gloss black upper cabinets.
​​​​​​​Custom iron shelving pays homage to the building’s industrial heritage.

Features & Finishes


  • Original heritage exposed brick as per plan
  • 9.6” ceilings with bulkheads, or as per plan
  • Wide plank engineered flooring in all living areas excluding tiled area
  • Smooth ceilings throughout
  • Tomas Pearce designed porcelain-clad mantle with electric fireplace insert
  • 5” baseboard
  • Solid core smooth panel interior doors with trimless casing and designer-selected hardware
  • Black decora switches with dimmers in living areas, plugs with USBs in kitchen and bedroom(s)
  • Individual smart control heating/cooling
  • Solid core suite entry door with smart hardware system
  • Contemporary heritage inspired aluminum clad wood windows (black finish on interior of suite)
  • Stacked washer dryer
  • Interior walls are primed and painted with two coats of off-white
  • 100-amp service
  • Exhaust vented to exterior of building
  • Heavy-duty wiring and receptacle for dryer
  • Latch smart access entry door system, including guest and service management
  • Cameras in all common areas including corridors and underground parking
  • In-person and virtual concierge service provided including daily mobile and security patrol
  • Potlights with locations provided by vendor

Two Storey 4th Floor Terrace Units’ Exclusive Features

  • Tomas Pearce designed wet bar for terrace entertaining featuring Miele wine fridge, black bar sink and Kohler faucet
  • Exposed black steel columns
  • Miele 30” electric cooktop, oven, panelled fan and fridge, with 24” dishwasher
  • Terraces with light fixture(s), power outlet(s), gas connection for BBQ, and hose bib (as per plan)
  • Textured glass railing (for units with staircase exposed to living area)
  • Black stained maple staircase with contemporary matching handrail


  • Tomas Pearce designed principal bathroom featuring black accent shower glass door with curved detail
  • Tub/shower combination as per plan
  • Tubs with tiled surrounds
  • Frameless glass shower with black accents in secondary bathrooms
  • 12x24 porcelain tiles
  • Kohler toilet and faucet(s)
  • Kohler rainhead shower system with handheld spray
  • Double vanity, as per plan


  • Tomas Pearce dual tone-designed kitchen with Iron open shelving and light feature
  • 24” Miele appliance package, electric cooktop, oven, paneled fridge, dishwasher and concealed hood fan
  • Kohler pull-down faucet in black or chrome
  • Undermount sink
  • Quartz or granite countertop and backsplash


Work With Selin

Selin achieved early success practicing in interior design and has spent years honing her trading techniques to become a successful derivatives trader. Through her experiences wearing many different hats, she has developed an acute eye for opportunities. Her experience in trading has sharpened her ability to creatively manage and adapt to the ebb and flow of an ever-changing market, which is an essential aspect of real estate work.

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