All eyes in Yorkville have recently been focused on the grand opening of the new Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences on Bay Street. As the dust settles, we thought it might be appropriate to draw your attention back to the old Four Seasons on Avenue Road, currently deep in the process of being renovated to become the new Yorkville Plaza. Developed by Camrost-Felcorp, the project will see the extensive retro fitting of the iconic 1970's tower at Yorkville and Avenue Road, while a proposed new tower designed by WZMH Architects at Cumberland and Avenue would rise where the current demolition is taking place.

Yorkville Plaza Condos in Toronto by Camrost-Felcorp and WZMH ArchitectsDemolition of the south podium seen from the southwest, image by urbandreamer

Demolition of the south podium has already begun, with the concrete cladding being peeled away to reveal the extensive substructure that has held in place.

Yorkville Plaza Condos in Toronto by Camrost-Felcorp and WZMH ArchitectsDemolition of south podium seen from the northwest, image courtesy of Camrost-Felcorp

The podium wraps around the southeast corner of the brutalist tower, fronting Avenue, Yorkville and Cumberland. The Yorkville section is being disconnected from the tower in the image below. Camrost-Felcorp is planning to build another tower on this site.

Yorkville Plaza Condos in Toronto by Camrost-Felcorp and WZMH ArchitectsDemolition of northeast podium on Yorkville Ave, image courtesy of Camrost-Felcorp

Yorkville Plaza Condos in Toronto by Camrost-Felcorp and WZMH ArchitectsProposed new 10-storey tower on Yorkville, image courtesy of Camrost-Felcorp

Up on the tower workers have been busy enclosing the balconies, installing new windows and gutting the rooms in order to update the building for residential use and install brand new interiors. 

Yorkville Plaza Condos in Toronto by Camrost-Felcorp and WZMH ArchitectsProject rendering for Yorkville Plaza, image courtesy of Camrost-Felcorp

The Yorkville Plaza development will when complete comprise 3 buildings; a 10-storey building on Yorkville, a taller building at Cumberland and Avenue, and the existing 31-storey tower at Yorkville and Avenue. Sales are underway for the existing tower, with a new release of fourth floor terrace suites having recently come to the market. For more information on Yorkville Plaza head over to our dataBase listing below, and join the conversation on the associated project thread.