Eleven years after construction wraped up on the Sheppard subway line the benefits from urban intensification are continuing to apear. Formerly a low density stretch of North York, Sheppard has been slowly transforming itself into a modern and ever more dense avenue.

Amongst the largest of the projects playing a role in the redevelopment of this neighbourhood is Concord Park Place, a master plannned neighbourhood that when completed will be home to 7,500 new residents as well as a new elementary school, public art, a daycare centre and a wide variety of retail, all centred around an 8 acre park.

Today we look at the construction in the development, for Tango and Tango2. Tango, a 28-storey tower designed by Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, is already well underway and over halfway to its final height.

Construction, Tango, TorontoConstruction Progress at Tango, Image by drum118

Construction, Tango, TorontoConstruction Progress at Tango, Image by drum118

Tango, construction, TorontoConstruction progress at Tango, Image by drum118

As you can see above, Tango's glass cladding and exterior finishes are being applied as the tower rises. Residents here will enjoy a long list of amenities including indoor and outdoor whirlpools, an outdoor dining area, a gym, and multiple guest suites all tipified by some very green views of the nearby park. Below you can see the earliest phase at Concord Park Place—Discovery—dominating the photo while Tango is rising just to the left. The area's trees make for a carpet of green with the North York City Centre skyline marks the horizon beyond.

Tango, TorontoTango Under Construction, Image by Jamziz

Following on the success of Tango, Concord Adex launched its sister tower, Tango2. This 20 storey tower offers condo suites starting at around $265,000 with unit sizes ranging from 542 ft² to 995 ft². Excavation is currently underway, and as you will see below has is currently dealing with some water issues, a common occurence in the Toronto condo construction story.

Construction, Tango2, TorontoConstruction work at Tango2, Image by drum118

Construction crews have installed dewatering pumps to dry out the site. As soon as the building's foundation has been poured and the garage has risen back to ground level, a piece of adjacent roadway will be leveled out again.

Tango2, Construction, TorontoConstruction Progress at Tango2, Image by drum118

Residents of Tango2 can expect some unique amenities like an eighth floor rooftop terrace, the ability to upgrade any kitchen to feature sliding glass panels—transforming an open concept kitchen into an enclosed space—and even a regular shuttle service that transports residents to the subway during rush hours or to nearby Bayview Village and Fairview Mall during off peak hours.

Tango2, TorontoTango2 Rendering, Image courtesy of Concord Adex

Both Tango and Tango2 still have quite a ways to go untill completion and we will keep you updated as these towers play their part in reshaping this growing neighbourhood. In the meantime, check out out dataBase listing below for more info, or choose an associated Forum thread to get in on the conversation.