Our tour of the Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood this week wraps up with a visit to the future site of Neon Condos, by the Pemberton Group and Camrost-Felcorp. Unlike MYC and Allure, both being built on Yonge Street, Neon is just off of the busy stretch, tucked away behind the Yonge and Eglinton Centre on Duplex. The project initially faced strong neighbourhood resistance, with area residents being opposed to the height and increased density, however the issue seems to have been resolved and construction has now begun.

Neon Condos Toronto by Pemberton Group, Felcorp and Graziani + Corazza ArchitectCurrent state of construction at Neon Condos, image by Alex Corey

Neon Condos in Toronto by Pemberton Group, Felcorp and Hariri PontariniProject rendering for Neon Condos, image courtesy of Pemberton Group, Camrost-Felcorp

When complete, the condominium will reach 20 storeys and contain a total of 218 units. The site is located just across the street from two rental buildings (411 Duplex, 22 storeys, and 33 Orchard View, 17 storeys) that contain 782 units in total. Graziani + Corazza Architects' starkly contemporary building will contrast with the oft-derided Brutalist towers, relics of Yonge and Eglinton's earlier development boom in the 1970s.

Neon Condos in Toronto by Pemberton Group, Felcorp and Hariri PontariniCement trucks preparing to pour at Neon Condos, image by Alex Corey

When we stopped by the site there was plenty of activity with construction crews preparing for excavation. We've created a dataBase page for Neon that you can find below, as well as links to the associated project and real estate threads in the Forum.