The seemingly never-ending growth of Toronto’s Entertainment District continues to push forward unabated, with dozens of projects in various different states of construction throughout the neighbourhood. With the weather warming up, the army of construction workers scattered across one of Canada’s fastest growing neighbourhoods are swinging into high gear for the approaching summer. Construction on one Entertainment District project in particular, Studio and Studio2 on Richmond, will soon have the unique distinction of both climbing and descending at the same time. 

Studio and Studio2 on Richmond Quadrangle Architects Aspen Ridge Homes TorontoStudio and Studio2 on Richmond construction site, image by Jack Landau

A bit confusing right? Allow me to explain; phase one of the two-tower development by Aspen Ridge Homes, is currently rising from its large excavated pit located a block southwest of Osgoode Subway Station.  At the very same time, crews are preparing to excavate the southwestern corner of the site for phase two, known as Studio2. Up until a few months ago this portion of the site was home to the project’s presentation centre. 

Studio and Studio2 on Richmond Quadrangle Architects Aspen Ridge Homes TorontoSite of former presentation centre, soon to be excavated for phase 2, image by Jack Landau

The award-winning Quadrangle Architects-designed development will consist of 31 and 41 storey towers atop a 9-storey podium, featuring both an 8,000 square-foot OCADU public gallery and a planned café fronting onto Richmond Street. Along with the many other towers being built in the vicinity, Studio’s 762 condominium units will add even more residential density to the rapidly growing Entertainment District.

Studio and Studio2 on Richmond Quadrangle Architects Aspen Ridge Homes TorontoStudio and Studio2 on Richmond construction site, image by Jack Landau

Studio and Studio2 on Richmond Quadrangle Architects Aspen Ridge Homes TorontoStudio and Studio2 on Richmond construction site, image by Jack Landau

With phase one rising towards street level and the phase two excavation drawing nearer, it is bound to be an eventful summer for crews working on Studio and Studio2 on Richmond.

Studio and Studio2 on Richmond Quadrangle Architects Aspen Ridge Homes TorontoStudio and Studio2 on Richmond construction site, image by Jack Landau

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