As UrbanToronto's moving date approaches, we thought we'd take one last walk around the neighbourhood to capture the current construction progress of some of the newer developments at Yonge and Eglinton. The uptown intersection has been in the news recently due to one significant development and a couple recently proposed ones. Our first stop was a bit further south (Yonge and Davisville, to be exact); MYC Condos by Cresford Developments has picked up the pace of construction, and is nearing ground level.
The development was delayed for some time, but is back on track, with plenty of construction activity evident when we stopped by. The building will reach 27 storeys, offering views north to Yonge and Eglinton, and south to downtown over the heavily treed (and immune to development) Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
MYC was designed by architectsAlliance, and will feature a prominent tower sitting atop an expansive podium that will contain townhomes. An interior courtyard will bring light into to the townhomes, and divide the outdoor amenity area, as seen above.
The images above were taken from the Kay Gardner Belt Line Park bridge that crosses Yonge Street just south of Davisville; the secluded Belt Line is one of the green gems of the city, a remnant of the earlier commuter railway line that whisked downtown office workers to the newly settled suburbs of Moore Park, Forest Hill and Swansea.
MYC's original completion period of 2013 would seem slightly ambitious from the current state of construction; we'll hold out hope that it wraps up sooner rather than later, though. Keep an eye out on the associated thread to stay up to date with the latest developments, and check out the associated dataBase for more renderings.