The University of Toronto’s St. Michael’s College will soon have two new towering neighbours. It has taken quite a while to build the project's huge garage (diversion of underground water on the site added to construction time), but work on U Condominiums by Pemberton Group has finally reached street level. In the following photos, we take a look at the ongoing work on what will eventually be the ground floor of U Condos:

U Condominiums Pemberton Group architectsAlliance Peter Clewes TorontoConstruction at Pemberton's U Condos, image by Jack Landau

U Condominiums Pemberton Group architectsAlliance Peter Clewes TorontoConstruction at Pemberton's U Condos, image by Jack Landau

U Condominiums Pemberton Group architectsAlliance Peter Clewes TorontoConstruction at Pemberton's U Condos, image by Jack Landau

The development, designed by architectsAlliance, will consist of twin towers, standing 45 and 55 storeys tall. The Andrea Kantelberg designed three-storey podium will consist of townhomes, a central courtyard, and separate lobbies for each tower. The design of the towers features a unique balcony layout and glazing plan, gradually shifting on each level to create the appearance of tall blades of grass running up the length of the façade. 

U Condominiums Pemberton Group architectsAlliance Peter Clewes TorontoRendering of U Condominiums, image courtesy of Pemberton Group

Each of the two towers will have a 4,500 square-foot amenity space containing a library, fitness centre, yoga studio and party room. Unlike most amenity spaces however, U Condos amenity spaces will occupy the uppermost floor of each tower, providing all residents with the panoramic views usually reserved for penthouse owners. Once completed, U Condominiums will boast a prime location steps from the ROM, U of T, TTC Bay Station, Queens Park, and Yorkville’s many shopping destinations. 

More updates are sure to follow as construction progresses. In the meantime, more information and renderings are available at the UrbanToronto dataBase page linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the related forum thread, here.