The Thompson Residences building does not look yet like the bold modern condominium block that it promises to be: the bold Saucier + Perrotte design of staggered protrusions and recesses currently awaits many more months of construction to lift the building beyond ground level where construction has now arrived. Every building starts off at this rugged, messy point of course. Soon enough though, the Thompson Residences will rise to their full, 15-storey modern glory on King just east of Bathurst.

Thompson Residences, Freed Developments, TorontoNow: Thompson Residences, photo by Red Mars

Thompson Residences by Saucier + Perrotte Architects for Freed, TorontoSoon: Thompson Residences by Saucier + Perrotte Architects for Freed Developments

Construction crews have created the foundation and garage, and a portion of the first floor columns now rise at the west end of the site.

Thompson Residences, Freed Developments, TorontoThompson Residences, photo by Red Mars

This Freed Developments project is a hotel-inspired living experience, with many amenities aimed at bringing residents a luxurious, modern lifestyle. Minimalism with a twist is the style, while the sleek roof terrace swimming pool with a bar is the lifestyle.

Thompson Residences, Freed Developments, TorontoThompson Residences, photo by Red Mars

Thompson Residences, Freed Developments, TorontoThompson Residences, photo by Red Mars

We'll keep an eye on this project as it continues to grow over the next year. In the meantime, check out our dataBase file, linked below, for more information on the Thompson Residences including several renderings. Want to get in one the conversation? Post your thoughts in one of the associated Forum threads, or leave a comment in the space provided on this page.