The Florian is the latest project from Diamante Development, a company whose past history includes Domus, One City Hall and One Balmoral. Designed by Hariri Pontarini in association with Young + Wright, it is set to rise 21 storeys where Bay Street merges into Davenport Road. Decidedly middle of the pack when it comes to architecture we still think it is a welcome addition to the neighbourhood. The car dealership it replaces is long forgotten.

A photo by forum member Hypnotoad yesterday shows the site location. Diamante's Domus is the white building on the left. 

The Florian Site Location, Toronto, photo by Hypnotoad

The Florian Site Location, photo by Hypnotoad

The following construction updates were taken by forum member Red Mars a few weeks back. They show Florian about to rise above street level.

The Florian Condominiums Site, construction updates, Toronto, photos by Red Mars

The Florian Site, construction updates, photos by Red Mars

The Florian Condominiums Site, construction updates, Toronto, photos by Red Mars

The Florian Site, construction updates, photos by Red Mars

The Florian Condominiums Site, construction updates, Toronto, photos by Red Mars

The Florian Site, construction updates, photos by Red Mars

The Florian Condominiums Site, construction updates, Toronto, photos by Red Mars

The Florian Site, construction updates, photos by Red Mars

Shots of the what the building should look like according to the model in the sales centre. 

The Florian condominiums models, courtesy of Diamante Development, Toronto

The Florian models, courtesy of Diamante Development

The Florian condominiums models, courtesy of Diamante Development, Toronto

The Florian models, courtesy of Diamante Development

The Florian condominiums models, courtesy of Diamante Development, Toronto

The Florian models, courtesy of Diamante Development

The Florian condominiums models, courtesy of Diamante Development, Toronto

The Florian models, courtesy of Diamante Development

And what the building should look like according to renderings. 

Renderings of The Florian condominums, TorontoRenderings of The Florian

Renderings of The Florian condominums, TorontoRenderings of The Florian

And finally a site plan for the project.

Site Plan for The Florian condominiums, Toronto

Site Plan for The Florian

One final thing to note. All of the buildings to the east of The Florian shown on the site plan are slated to go. They will be replaced by a 28 storey condo designed by Wallman Architects and developed by Lifetime Urban Development Group. More details on that project can be found here.