Excavation work is nearly complete in preparation for Madison Homes’ eponymous twin-tower condominium development, The Madison. Work at the site on Eglinton Avenue, two blocks east of Yonge, commenced last winter with the demolition of the old York Theatre and two adjacent structures. Now, nearly thirteen months later, the almost fully excavated site is gearing up to begin its ascent, slated to bring the 644 unit, Kirkor Architects-designed 33 and 30-storey towers and an 8-storey mixed-use podium to the site.

The Madison Madison Homes Kirkor Architects Eglinton TorontoExcavation progress at The Madison, image by Jack Landau

Since construction hoarding was erected around the site just over a year ago, various Urban Toronto Forum members have contributed countless photos, providing a thorough photographic timeline of the project’s early stage progress. The following images span from February 2012 up until the current date in March 2013, starting off with the demolition of properties along Eglinton.

The Madison Madison Homes Kirkor Architects Eglinton Toronto117 Eglinton East being prepped for demolition, February 26th 2012, image by gmania

The Madison Madison Homes Kirkor Architects Eglinton TorontoDemolition work for The Madison, April 20th 2012, image by gmania

The Madison Madison Homes Kirkor Architects Eglinton TorontoDemolition of the old York Theatre, May 5th 2012, image by Roundabout

Once demolition wrapped up in the spring of 2012, the stage was set for the shoring and excavation phase of the project:

The Madison Madison Homes Kirkor Architects Eglinton TorontoShoring work begins for The Madison, July 4th 2012, image by Jack Landau

The Madison Madison Homes Kirkor Architects Eglinton TorontoExcavation at The Madison, September 24th 2012, image by Jack Landau

As the pit began to form, the photos of ongoing work at The Madison continued to roll in.

The Madison Madison Homes Kirkor Architects Eglinton TorontoForming pit at The Madison excavation site, November 8th 2012, image by Jack Landau

 

The Madison Madison Homes Kirkor Architects Eglinton TorontoExcavation progress at The Madison, December 1st 2012, image by Dumitru Onceanu

The Madison Madison Homes Kirkor Architects Eglinton TorontoGrowing pit at The Madison, January 21st, image by Roundabout

The Madison Madison Homes Kirkor Architects Eglinton TorontoThe Madison excavation site after a heavy snowstorm, February 9th, image by Roundabout

And now we see a photo of the nearly fully excavated site, captured yesterday.

The Madison Madison Homes Kirkor Architects Eglinton TorontoExcavation progress at The Madison, image by Jack Landau

Once completed in 2015, The Madison will boast a wide array of amenities, occupying over 28,000 square feet of floor space. Residents of the building will have access to a 24 hour concierge, game room, gym and exercise facilities, private movie theatre, party room, roof deck, sauna and swimming pool to name a few.

The Madison Madison Homes Kirkor Architects Eglinton TorontoRendering of The Madison, image courtesy of Madison Homes

The development is planned to bring over 56,000 square-feet of retail space to the Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood. The retail space will occupy two double-height floors in The Madison’s podium. 16,000 square feet of yet-to be-announced retailers will be found on the ground floor, while a 40,000 square-foot Loblaws grocery store is promised for the second floor. Both retail floors are to be connected by three dedicated elevators and an open escalator.

The Madison Madison Homes Kirkor Architects Eglinton TorontoRendering of The Madison's retail space including Loblaws, image courtesy of Madison Homes

Looking for more information? A comprehensive collection of floorplans, renderings and additional facts regarding The Madison can be found at the project’s associated dataBase page, linked below. To get involved in the discussion, please visit the related forum thread, here, or voice your opinion in the comments section below.