UrbanToronto was at Fly Condos on Tuesday May 11 for the ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony of the 24 storey condo. 

Fly Condominiums Toronto by Empire Communities and Graziani + Corazza ArchitectsFly Condo Rendering

The event, attended by Empire Communities representatives as well as purchasers of the units in Fly, celebrated the decision to relaunch the building after the worst of the recent recession had passed. Empire were the first to test the waters to see if the market had turned for the better again, and this event attested that they were right.

Fly Condominiums groundbreaking party, Toronto, Empire Developments

Fly Condominiums groundbreaking party, Toronto, Empire Developments

Stephanie Lane, head of Empire's high rise sales led off the festivities:

Fly Condominiums groundbreaking party, Toronto, Empire DevelopmentsStephanie Lane

Empire Communities President Daniel Guizzetti said a few words: 

Fly Condominiums groundbreaking party, Toronto, Empire DevelopmentsDaniel Guizzetti

This is Fly's future site, a parking lot just west of Element condo's blank wall on Front Street. UrbanToronto far prefers buildings over surface parking lots and blank walls!

Fly Condominiums Site Panorama, Toronto, Empire CommunitiesSite Panorama

A tent was set up to protect the ceremonial groundbreaking from the rain.

Fly Condominiums Groundbreaking Tent, Toronto, Empire Communities

On hand with shovels were Empire executives Rick Wolfe, Stanley Neinstein, Andrew Guizzetti, Paul Golini Sr., Daniel Guizzetti, Paul Golini Jr. and Enrico Leva.

Fly Condominiums Groundbreaking Tent, Toronto, Empire Communities