The renderings by RAW Design of Nero Condominiums and Townhomes, to be built by Tofni Developments at 856 Dundas Street West, are illustrated proof that the Dundas West neighbourhood is the soon-to-be “It” address for hipsters and urbanites who are looking for a spot to live in the city. 

Rendering by RAW Architects of Nero Condos and Town at 856 Dundas Street Rendering by RAW Architects of Nero Condominiums and Townhomes, looking at the corner of Dundas Street West and Manning Avenue

The eight-storey mixed-use condo's use of dark- and light-grey brick with glass-lined windows and balconies adds a very modernist touch to the corner of Dundas West and Manning Avenue. The two-storey-high ground floor creates a dramatic entrance to the condo, as well as ample space for retail vendors. Tucked away behind the mid-rise condo are eight four-storey townhomes, with their wood accents and stylized simplicity adding a homey, midtown feel to balance the hustle-and-bustle of the Dundas and Bathurst neighbourhood. With completion expected for 2012, Nero will add 103 new living spaces to the area and will include 62 parking spaces with two levels of underground parking.     

Rear view rendering by RAW Architects of Nero's Townhomes that line Manning AveRear view rendering by RAW Architects of Nero's Townhomes that line Manning Avenue

Westward rendering by RAW Architects of Nero Condos and Towns, TorontoWestward rendering by RAW Architects of Nero Condominiums and Townhomes at Dundas Street West and Manning Avenue

Based on the UT Forum discussions, the reviews of Nero Condos and Towns are quite mixed, especially in terms of the building height. We will definitely keep you updated on Nero as it progresses towards completion. Be a part of the UT community and have your say about Nero by commenting in this story or joining the Nero Forum thread here.