IT Lofts in Little Italy now has its construction crane, and thus is on its way skyward. The building, with its architecture by RAW Design and interiors by Union 31, is set to make a strong architectural statement on College Street. The seven-storey building by Worsely Urban Partners, is set in a neighborhood of Italian shops, cafes, and restaurants, and will feature a large retail space to further add to the vibrancy of the neighbourhood.

IT Lofts, looking nortwest, image by UT Forum contributor urbandreamer

The building features two distinct architectural portions, the charcoal grey portion facing College Street and the beige brick portion towards the rear. Step backs at the sixth floor on the front of the building and fifth floor towards the rear allows more density while still providing sunlight and transitioning to the context of the surrounding neighborhood. The glass juliet and pocket balconies and large glass windows allow residents to have a view of the surrounding neighborhood and down College Street, and the 9' or 10' ceilings provide plenty of headroom. 

Render of IT Lofts, courtesy of Worsley Urban Partners

With 56 units, IT Lofts is set to add some additional density to an already bustling neighborhood. With construction set to wrap up in 2015, this building is sure to be a whirlwind of activity in the coming months. Priced from $344,900, IT lofts will likely not only bring sensitively scaled new density to a sought after neighbourhood, it will bring new commercial activity to one of Toronto's favourite pedestrian shopping and dining strips.

Excavation pit at IT Lofts, image by UR Forum contributor agoraflaneur

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Related Companies:  RAW Design, The Walsh Group, U31, Worsley Urban Partners