178 Jarvis Street is a beautifully renovated, state of the art, wheelchair-accessible building, situated alongside the Millennium Trail, across from Couchiching Park with a wonderful waterfront view.
A full block long, with access from Jarvis Street and frontage on Borland Street, the property provides a peaceful, serene space that is truly unique in Orillia. The property could accommodate a variety of uses, from a beautiful garden to increased storage to outdoor recreational/therapeutic activities. The property boasts numerous parking spaces and is across the street from free, municipal parking.
Entering the building from the side, you notice the fully wheelchair accessible, automatic, doors. The double-door entrance protects the main space and reception area from the elements, and ensures heating and cooling are not unnecessarily lost. This space also provides convenient control of the lighting for the exterior of the building as well as the entrance and stairwell leading to the 2nd floor.
The spacious foyer, initially used as a reception area is wired for security cameras (interior and exterior), as well as Internet, Ethernet, phone, and an elevated cable receptacle for a television. It is a welcoming area that separates the studio from the back room.
The back inventory storage room features fire separation doors and stylish, easy to maintain polished concrete w/In-floor heating. There are lots of LED potlights as well as 4 LED track lights for accent lighting. The almost 700 sq.ft. space enjoys double French doors leading to a landscaped patio. An awning could be easily added to accommodate a little relaxation area.
The Studio features heated, eco-friendly Cork floors providing a quiet even heat with no fluctuations or loud interruptions which contributes to the intimacy of the space. The Studio was designed with well thought out windows to maximize light and still provide intimacy and functional use of the wall space on the trail side of the building, an abundance of electrical outlets, lots of LED pot lights with built in dimmers to allow for varying light levels, and additional wiring in place for more lights to be added in the future. The built-in sound system with 6 speakers in the ceiling provide great acoustics, and it is also wired to accommodate a ceiling mounted projection system. Convenient Storage under the staircase w/built-in rolling trolley for easy access. If plumbing is required in the studio area, it could be easily accessed through the Washroom adjacent to the space. The location is quiet due to its location beside the walking trail, however extra insulation was installed in the walls to help ensure that the space is extremely quiet. The emergency exit leading from the studio space to the exterior of the building could be adapted to have easy access to the trail.
The main floor also features a Change room that could be used for storage. The 2 main floor washrooms are nicely equipped with low-flush, commercial grade toilets. The wheelchair accessible washroom has a panic alarm as well as assistive railings and an accessible sink. The Ventilation system in all 3 washrooms and upstairs kitchen allow for quiet air exchange.
The Mechanical room is an efficient design and use of space that provides easy access to all the mechanical aspects of the building. The state of the art, computerized boiler system from Brennan’s is used to heat the floors, the hot water tank and the Forced Air furnace. The building is serviced by an air exchanger, Central Air, and new electrical with a sub-panel running to the upstairs. The Security wiring, alarm, computer cabling, and Rogers cable also come into this room. There are two different wired alarm systems; one serving the upstairs and one for the main level. The heating and cooling systems were designed to be efficient and quiet.
The 2nd floor features an Owner's suite. The space provides complete fire separation with fire door and fire code rated drywall. At the top of the stairs there is a great space that could be used for shoes, coats, etc. or it could even be set up as a little home office space or as an extension of work space.
The upper level back room is currently used as an amazing office space, but it is also designed to be a large bedroom with a long, narrow closet for storage. The room has two doors – one over the side entrance as well as a sliding door onto what could be an amazing deck. The space was designed to be weight bearing and features a Duradek membrane. It is approx. 17 feet by 30 feet, with a slight grade to allow water drainage to the trail side of the building. With a railing and set of stairs to the back yard it would provide an outdoor living space with a “tree fort” feel.
The Mechanical room on the 2nd floor is roughed in for an apartment-size stackable washer and dryer and has a laundry sink. There is a Sub-panel to separate control of upstairs electrical from the main floor.
The Upper level Bathroom features a custom designed shower stall with a very attractive glass wall which gives the room a spacious feel. The custom installed subway tile and adjustable, large shower head with lots of water pressure, commercial grade low flush toilet, and space for a linen/towel cabinet beside the vanity complete this space.
The main front room of the 2nd level is affectionately referred to as the “Parkview Room” because of the amazing view of Couchiching Park and the lake through three large windows that take up most of the front wall. It’s a large, wide open space that can accommodate a lot of people and is great for entertaining! The space currently has a funky, almost industrial-like look with the repurposed tin along the counter and bar face, lots of restaurant-grade, repurposed countertops and shelving as well as a commercial-grade double sink, and vinyl flooring. There are an abundance of counter-height GFI electrical outlets to accommodate numerous kitchen appliances, a rough in a dishwasher as well as a range light. The space also features 16 dimmable LED potlights that give incredible, functional light and really add to the industrial, but cozy feel.
This building is truly one of a kind, on an irreplaceable lot directly across from Couchiching Park and Lake Couchiching. It has been lovingly restored and renovated, with attention to detail focusing on efficiency, accessibility, state of the art mechanics, and environmentally conscious materials.
One of a kind, alongside Millenium Trail, across from Couchiching Park. 9 parking spots. Lovingly restored & reno'd w/attention to detail focusing on efficiency, Wheelchair access, & environmentally conscious materials. Access from Jarvis & fronts on Borland. 3100+sq.ft. incl. storage area w/French door w/o to patio, Yoga Studio w/heated cork floors, sound sys. & strategically placed windows to maximize light & privacy, 2 washrms(1 Wheelchair acc.w/alarm), change rm & reception. 2nd Flr. 1 Bdrm. Owner's unit w/Great rm. w/wall of windows overlooking Lake. Kitchen w/industrial look, 3pc. Bath, Laundry rm. Bdrm w/door to 17 x 33 space w/Duradek membrane(future rooftop patio w/tree fort feel.) In flr radiant heat,fire doors & fire rated drywall,state of the art heating & cooling sys., LED pot lights,Central Air, extra insul.,upgraded windows, new plumbing & wiring w/sep.panels & security sys. each flr. Wired for internet, ethernet, phone. Tons of Upgrades & extras. (id:9346)
117.83' x 63.03' x 31.79' x 288.99'|under 1/2 acre Frontage - 264 Depth - 5712
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The City of Orillia is located just 90 minutes outside from the Greater Toronto Area. Known for its small-town charm this growing city looks forward to the future while celebrating and honouring the past. Orillia is bordered by two beautiful lakes – Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching – where residents can enjoy all the outdoor activities in all seasons. Orillia provides a picturesque hometown with access to the new state-of-the art recreation complex centre, Orillia Soldier’s Memorial Hospital, brand new public library and home to Lakehead University.
Orillia is a wonderful town inviting for all where new businesses are growing, evolving and an ideal place to live close to nature without being too far away from Barrie and Toronto.
Orillia is known as the “Sunshine City” getting its name from local famed artist Stephen Leacock who nicknamed the city after one of his pieces which, can be found at the Stephen Leacock Museum a national treasure. The Stephen Leacock Museum also holds one of the Group of Seven painter Franklin Carmichael’s artwork and sculptures by Elizabeth Wyn Wood. Many people travel to get a glimpse of these iconic national treasures. Culture, Art and History are deeply embedded in Orillia capturing the artistic passion in Canada whilst maintaining a close-nit community. Orillia also happens to be the birthplace of the legendary folk singer Gordon Lightfoot who currently lives in Windsor but visits the Orillia Opera House from time to time.
There are many opportunities for outdoor activities in all seasons like visiting one of the Great Lakes of Ontario Lake Simcoe. Visit the local Casino Rama and enjoy some amazing performances of visiting artists, or take a tour of the Ontario Provincial Police Headquarters. The local community centers have endless options of activities fun for the whole family or those wanting to try something new, there is something for everyone. Every year there are festivals for residents to enjoy free music, experience local vendors and good food. Take your family or spouse and visit the Orillia Opera House built in 1895. The theatre is a landmark of downtown Orillia hosting many artists including Ted Talks, comedians, local artists and artists on tour there is something for everyone to enjoy.
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