One of things that may be easy to miss for the modern Torontonian is that our downtown core used to be quite a bit smaller. Even with the dip south of Front Street it might be easy to miss that most of the land used to not be land at all, but rather a very wet lake. With the infill process that extended the city's southern edge into the harbour from the 1840s all the way to the 1960s, our downtown has gained quite a bit of square footage. One of our Fourm members drum118 caputured a sign on the wall near the sight of the new Berczy Condos marking this Front St E locale's former lakefront address.

Image by drum118

Image by drum118

The Berczy, which has been slowly coming together over the past few years, sits in the heart of the historic St Lawrence neighbourhood, and is just opposite to the iconic Flatiron Building at Church and Wellington. Now in its final stages of constructuction, this Concert Properties building is bringing new boutique living to the core. With 161 units spread across 13 floors The Berczy offers future residents unique amenities like multiple roof decks, a sauna, and a landscaped inner courtyard. Designed by Young + Wright / IBI Group Architects with preservation aspects overseen by ERA Architects, this new building aims to achieve a LEED gold certification by implementing energy efficient mechanical and electrical systems and featuring green roofs. We've got some recent photos of the project to check out below.

The Berczy, Construction, TorontoThe Berczy Under Construction, image by drum118

The Berczy, Construction, TorontoThe Berczy Under Construction, image by drum118

The Berczy, Construction, TorontoThe Berczy Under Construction, image by drum118

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