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A Modern Industrial Loft in Toronto

Any child who has celebrated Halloween in Canada knows the famous Rockets candy, made by Ce De Candy. Christine and Chris Minerva, who relocated from Miami to Toronto, became part of the candy’s history when they found a fantastic penthouse unit in the 1906 building where the treats were manufactured from 1963 to 1988. The Candy Factory Lofts were one of the city’s earliest loft conversions, completed in 1999. When the couple purchased their unit in 2013, it was clearly time for another update. Christine, a registered nurse, and Chris, a structural engineer, took on the challenge of doing much of the renovation work themselves. They also acted as designers and decorators, focusing on highlighting the incredible original architecture and filling their home with modern furniture and antique collectibles, making for a one-of-a kind space that reflects their personalities.