Daniel's Cinema Tower has been making quick work on its pre-cast cladding, a welcome change from the extensive glass podiums around town. Project architects Kirkor continue their use of colour on the base up onto the tower. White, cream, orange and black all feature prominently, adding a welcomed splash of colour to the area — a feature explored more in-depth in a previous article we published last week.

Cinema Tower in Toronto by Daniels with Kirkor ArchitectsPodium cladding at Cinema Tower, image by drum118

Cinema Tower in Toronto by Daniels with Kirkor ArchitectsPodium and tower of Cinema Tower, image by drum118

Cinema Tower in Toronto by Daniels with Kirkor ArchitectsTower cladding at Cinema Tower, image by drum118

Cinema Tower is located directly north of Daniel's Festival Tower and the TIFF Bell Lightbox, with the cooperation between the two buildings beginning to show with regard to placement and massing. Future residents of Cinema will appreciate the placement of the tower overlooking the Lightbox's rooftop — providing front row seats to fashion shows and industry parties — rather than looking into neighbouring units.

Cinema Tower in Toronto by Daniels with Kirkor ArchitectsCurving facades on Cinema Tower, image by someMidTowner

Shutterbugs are taking advantage of the lack of cladding higher up on the tower, where the bare bones reveal the extensive curves that will define Cinema's form. The building continues the oh-so-popular tower and podium relationship that defines contemporary condominiums in Toronto, however the alternating convex and concave façades on the tower evidence Kirkor and Daniel's attempt to separate themselves from the prolific rectilinear towers throughout the core.

Cinema Tower in Toronto by Daniels with Kirkor ArchitectsView of Cinema Tower south on Beverly Street, image by yonderbean

A temporary viewpoint has arisen with Cinema's vertical ascent; the view south down Beverly Street north of Queen frames the skeletal tower. We can soon expect the tower to be replaced from this vantage point by Picasso Condos, a project that has capitalized on its location at the foot of Beverly with extensive renderings.

Cinema Tower in Toronto by Daniels with Kirkor ArchitectsProject rendering for Cinema Tower, image courtesy of Daniels

Cinema Tower will reach 43 storeys when finished, with a total of 444 units. The project is set to be move-in ready by next summer, giving residents the chance to settle down before taking advantage of Daniels' close relationship with TIFF, the star-studded festival held each September. For project renderings and more information on Cinema head over to the dataBase listing below, or check out the associated thread to catch-up on the latest construction updates.