Tridel’s 300 Front Street West, a 49-storey condominium at the corner of Front and John, is fast approaching its ultimate height of 157.9 meters (518 feet). With concrete now reaching above the 45th floor, the Wallman Architects-designed tower is expected to be topped off in the coming months. 

300 Front Street West Tridel Wallman Architects Claude Cormier  Toronto300 Front Street West on its final few floors, image by Jack Landau

300 Front Street West Tridel Wallman Architects Claude Cormier  Toronto300 Front Street West viewed from John Street, image by Jack Landau

Recent progress on the development has revealed some of the building’s finer architectural details. The northern façade, facing the Windsor Transformer Station, uses a playful pattern of black and white aluminum panels to liven up what would otherwise be a blank, windowless wall.

300 Front Street West Tridel Wallman Architects Claude Cormier  TorontoNorth wall facing Windsor Transformer Station, image by Jack Landau

We have also seen the installation of frosted glass balcony panels, now virtually complete on the building's 13-storey loft wing. The green-hued panels, visible in the photo below, are currently being installed on the tower portion of the complex.

300 Front Street West Tridel Wallman Architects Claude Cormier  TorontoFrosted glass balcony panels on the 13-storey loft building, image by Jack Landau

In the coming months, the open courtyard formed by 300 Front’s L-shaped footprint will be transformed into a stunning public parkette, designed by renowned landscape architects Claude Cormier + Associates. In addition to the landscaped green-space, the sidewalks and private roadways that make up the site will be paved in an intricate geometric pattern inscribed with the buildings address—300.

300 Front Street West Tridel Wallman Architects Claude Cormier  TorontoDiagram of public park and surrounding stylized paths, image courtesy of Tridel

300 Front Street West Tridel Wallman Architects Claude Cormier  TorontoRendering of public park and surrounding stylized paths, image courtesy of Tridel

With windows now installed beyond the 34th floor, and interior work such as plumbing, electrical and drywall following closely behind, occupancy has been tentatively scheduled for August 2013 for the lower tower and lofts. Completion and occupancy of the remainder of the building is scheduled for mid-2014. With some of Toronto’s most popular attractions and destinations located a short walk away from the 684-unit development, residents will have easy access to a wide range of top-notch dining and entertainment at their doorstep.   

300 Front Street West Tridel Wallman Architects Claude Cormier  TorontoRendering of 300 Front Street West , image courtesy of Tridel

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