Construction work at the Roncesvalles site of 383 Sorauren Avenue has reached a milestone, with work now under way on the ground floor of the 10-storey, architectsAlliance-designed condominium development by Gairloch Developments and Centrestone Urban Developments. When we last updated the progress on site, construction was under way on the building's below-grade levels, and has since progressed to the final underground level and the first signs of at-grade construction. 

383 Sorauren, architectsAlliance, Gairloch, Centrestone Urban Developments Construction of 383 Sorauren viewed from Dundas Street West, image by Marcus Mitanis

The building will soon begin its ascent into the sky. The cladding will be a combination of red brick and glazing, designed to blend in with the surrounding historic industrial context of Sorauren Avenue, including the adjacent Robert Watson Lofts, a former industrial warehouse that has since been converted into condominiums.

383 Sorauren, architectsAlliance, Gairloch, Centrestone Urban Developments Construction of 383 Sorauren viewed from Dundas Street West, image by Marcus Mitanis

The completed development will feature interiors by Johnson Chou Inc., designed to reflect the industrial aesthetic of the surrounding blocks. These features include nine-foot exposed concrete ceilings, engineered hardwood floors, solid core veneer slab kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, stainless steel backsplashes, and much more. 

383 Sorauren, architectsAlliance, Gairloch, Centrestone Urban Developments Construction of 383 Sorauren, image by Marcus Mitanis

Residents of 383 Sorauren will have plenty of options for transportation, including the 504 King, 505 Dundas and 506 Carlton streetcar routes, the nearby Dundas West subway station and adjacent to it Bloor GO station, now also a stop for the recently-opened Union Pearson Express (UPX). Seen passing the development site on its route between Pearson International Airport and Union Station in the photo below, the UPX gives residents of 383 Sorauren fast access to the GTA's two most important transportation hubs. 

383 Sorauren, architectsAlliance, Gairloch, Centrestone Urban Developments A Union Pearson Express train passing the 383 Sorauren site, image by Marcus Mitanis

Additional information and renderings can be found in our dataBase file for the project, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads, or leave a comment using the field provided at the bottom of this page.