Construction at 383 Sorauren Avenue continues at a strong pace as concrete reaches the third floor of the 10-storey condominium by Gairloch Developments and Centrestone Urban Developments. Our last update at the site in August showed work just reaching ground level and significant progress has been made since then. 

383 Sorauren Avenue, Gairloch, Centrestone, Toronto383 Sorauren Avenue, image courtesy of Gairloch Developments

The architectsAlliance-designed building reflects the industrial past of the Roncesvalles neighbourhood by utilizing a mix of red brick and glass on its exterior walls. Two-storey townhomes front Sorauren Avenue with enough room for a landscaped front yard. Punched holes in the facade add texture to the exterior grid, which extends six floors to the eighth storey. From there, two-storey glazed penthouses setback from the grid top out the building. 

383 Sorauren Avenue, Gairloch, Centrestone, TorontoView from across Sorauren Avenue, image by Marcus Mitanis

With the walls for the underground parking levels formed and interior work on the garage now progressing, the building is rising at a steady pace. Crews are now working on the third floor at the front half of the site. 

383 Sorauren Avenue, Gairloch, Centrestone, TorontoTownhouse units coming together, image by Marcus Mitanis

Plywood and a criss-cross of rebar is visible throughout the third floor, which will soon be encased in concrete. The image below shows the shadow of the tower crane and the view looking north towards The Crossways complex and Dundas West subway station. 

383 Sorauren Avenue, Gairloch, Centrestone, TorontoLooking north from the third floor of 383 Sorauren, image by Marcus Mitanis

Swinging over to the other side, the crane becomes visible. The adjacent Robert Watson Lofts, a former warehouse converted to condominiums, also makes an appearance. 

383 Sorauren Avenue, Gairloch, Centrestone, TorontoAtop the third storey of 383 Sorauren, image by Marcus Mitanis

Though only three storeys high, the tallest buildings of Downtown Toronto are beginning to poke above the trees. A few more storeys into the sky and residents will be provided with an unobstructed view of the city. 

383 Sorauren Avenue, Gairloch, Centrestone, TorontoLooking towards downtown, image by Marcus Mitanis

The 142 units within the building will be characterized by exposed concrete ceilings, engineered hardwood floors and a terrace, full balcony or French balcony in every suite. The Johnson Chou-designed interiors complement the fitness room, guest suite and outdoor lounge amenities the development offers. 

383 Sorauren Avenue, Gairloch, Centrestone, TorontoView of the site from the Dundas Street bridge, image by Marcus Mitanis

Located a few blocks from Roncesvalles Avenue and steps away from Sorauren Park, the community is well serviced by vibrant restaurants, shops and neighbourhood amenities. Transit is provided via the 504 King, 505 Dundas and 506 Carlton streetcars. The Bloor stop of the Union Pearson Express is situated alongside Dundas West subway station a short walk away.  

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.