Located at the corner of Bay Street and Dundas Street West, Motion is ideally situated for residents to take advantage of all the benefits of downtown living. Easy access to transit, the Eaton Centre at your doorstep and a short walk to work for those commuting to the myriad of offices in the area, this project is sure to be one of the most sought after in the neighbourhood. A rarity among new construction, Motion is not a condominium but rather a rental building. Developed by Concert Properties and designed by Young + Wright/IBI Group Architects, the building will contain 463 units and is set to rise 29 storeys. This LEED Gold project is slated to be completed at the end of 2012. Happily, the project will also add 11,500 sq. feet of ground-level retail space to a neighbourhood that could certainly stand to improve the quality of its street life. Now several storeys above-grade, we are happy to bring you a quick update on construction. Thanks, as always, goes to our Forum members for providing us with some excellent shots to share.

Our first two shots provide some context for the project. The first is looking north along Bay Street with Motion visible on the left of the photo. A lot of change has come to Bay Street in this current construction cycle with thousands of new residents moving into the abundance of condo projects that line the street. In this photo, Burano as well the Residences of College Park can be clearly seen with work continuing on the new Sick Kids Research Tower in the foreground.  The second, southerly view shows the eastern tower of City Hall as well as the towers of the central business district:

Motion on Bay Street, Toronto. Developed by Concert PropertiesLooking north along Bay Street with Motion on the left, image courtesy of Forum member urbandreamer.

Motion on Bay Street, Toronto. Developed by Concert PropertiesLooking south from just north of Edward Street, image courtesy of Forum member yonderbean.

These last two shots show the street wall forming as Motion continues its march upwards:

Motion on Bay Street, Toronto. Developed by Concert PropertiesThe northeast corner of the development at Bay St & Dundas St. West, courtesy of Forum member cruzin4u.

Motion on Bay Street, Toronto. Developed by Concert PropertiesDundas street wall forming, courtesy of Forum member cruzin4u.

Finally, below is a rendering of what the project will look like upon completion at the end of the year. Drawing inspiration from mid-century design, we are certainly happy to see Young + Wright/IBI Group employing an architectural vernacular that is sensitive to the project's close proximity to our thoroughly modern City Hall.

Motion on Bay Street, Toronto. Developed by Concert PropertiesRendering of Motion on Bay Street, image courtesy of Concert Properties.

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