As the exterior face of Nero Condos begins to reveal itself to passersby on Dundas Street West, a bold yet cohesive addition is soon to join Toronto's popular Trinity-Bellwoods neighborhood. Set to be clad in sleek black brick and expansive windows, Nero is now beginning to assert its distinctly contemporary aestheticthough one that strives to remain respectfully in keeping with the historical, low-rise neighborhood around it.

Nero Condos, Toronto by Tofni Developments, RAW architectsA rendering of the completed project, image courtesy of nero.com

With the 7-storey building's upper two floors slightly recessed from the street and a row of townhouses extending to the north, Nero adds density to the neighborhood while striving to preserve its intimate character. The use of brick to bring articulation to the elevations helps the new condo preserve the texture—both material and social—of the area around it.

Nero Condos, Toronto by Tofni Developments, RAW designLooking east on Dundas Street, image by UrbanToronto forum contributor ProjectEnd

With architecture by RAW Design, featuring interiors by UNION31, Tofni Developments' Nero Condos will soon bring a carefully measured dose of new density to the increasingly popular and trendy neighborhood, as construction work continues to progress at a steady pace. 

Nero Condos, Toronto by Tofni Developments, RAW designAnother view of the exterior, image by UrbanToronto forum contributor ProjectEnd

Recent photos show significant progress on the project, which is soon set to add 103 new living spaces to the neighborhood. On Dundas Street, the central building now reaches a height of 5 storeys (above), with the skeleton of the condominium continuing to rise as the project nears its final height of 7 storeys.

Nero Condos, Toronto by Tofni Developments, RAW architectsA look at the townhouse units under construction, image by UrbanToronto forum contributor ProjectEnd

The townhouse units, meanwhile, are already beginning to be clad in Nero's distinctive dark brick (above), giving us a preview of the look to expect on the larger building. Window installation is also well underway on these unites, as exterior work on the low-rise townhouse rows gradually nears completion. 

Nero Condos, Toronto by Tofni Developments, RAW architectsAnother view of the completed project, image courtesy of nero.com

Once complete, the renderings show that the exterior of the townhouse units will feature light wooden accents (above), softening Nero's otherwise dark exterior. We will keep you updated on Nero as it progresses. In the meantime, we encourage you to be a part of the UT community and have your say about Nero by commenting on this story or by contributing to the Projects & Construction thread on our Forum.