The recent announcement that First Gulf Corporation is redeveloping the iconic Unilever factory at the mouth of the Don River got us thinking about their project that's currently underway at 333 King Street East. The iconic Toronto Sun building is being transformed, with new tenants Dollarama, No Frills, LCBO, George Brown College, CIBC, National Bank, Michael's Arts, and Coca-Cola taking up shop. Part of the redevelopment includes a three-storey addition that will house Coca-Cola's new office space, and UrbanToronto stopped by to snap some quick photos of the current construction progress.

333 King Street East in Toronto by First Gulf CorporationSteel frame atop 333 King Street East, image by Edward Skira

The photos show the northeast corner of Front and Princess Street which, as you can see below has been temporarily closed for construction. Upon completion, these steel girders will raise the three-storey section to the same level of the six-storey section at the corner of King Street East and Ontario Street.

333 King Street East in Toronto by First Gulf CorporationConstruction progress at 333 King Street East, image by Edward Skira

333 King Street East in Toronto by First Gulf CorporationConstruction progress at 333 King Street East, image by Edward Skira

These images give you an idea of just how large this addition will be — adding approximately 100,000 square feet of office space.

333 King Street East in Toronto by First Gulf Corporation333 King Street East, image by Edward Skira

333 King Street East in Toronto by First Gulf Corporation333 King Street East, image by Edward Skira

333 King Street East in Toronto by First Gulf CorporationLowering steel girder into place, image by Edward Skira

333 King Street East in Toronto by First Gulf CorporationLowering steel girder into place, image by Edward Skira

333 King Street East in Toronto by First Gulf CorporationAttaching a steel girder, image by Edward Skira

The redevelopment will better serve the growing St. Lawrence and King East communities, providing a variety of goods and services. The rendering below shows what the project will look like upon completion — the complementary Coca-Cola red and existing brick seem like a match made it heaven — Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.

333 King Street East in Toronto by First Gulf CorporationPromo poster for 333 King Street East Coca-Cola HQ, image courtesy of First Gulf