Podiums—or at least ground floors—don't come quick. That's something that has frustrated impatient observers again and again on UrbanToronto. The floors at, and often just above and below ground level, are unique in every building, and every form has to be specially built for them. In a city where the typical higher floors of a skyscraper can jump upwards by four or five floors every month, it can seem like nothing is happening at all  at ground level. Today we present two different buildings under construction one month since they were last captured. Here, at Post House in Downtown Toronto, you'll be able to see the difference. In our other story on NY2 in North York, you may have to be told the difference!

One quick note to start off: today is UrbanToronto's last day with regular Then and Now stories at the beginning of the day. There will be some 'best of' repeats, and the occasional new one appearing, but in tribute to Jeff Low and all the work he did putting those together, this story is presented in Then and Now fashion.

So, let's start with the front. First, where the Alterra Group's Post House was a month ago, and then where it was yesterday:

Then:

Progress at Post House, condos by Wallman Architects, The Alterra Group, TorontoProgress at Post House, May 23, 2013, image by Craig White

Now:

Progress at Post House, condos by Wallman Architects, The Alterra Group, TorontoProgress at Post House, June 27, 2013, image by Craig White

Pillars that rose one floor in May have forms for a new floor above them in June, and a new wall is rising on the north side of the building. While work on the whole building is not at the same level all the way across—less is complete at the back—virtually every spot has progressed noticeably from where it was in May. You can see that better in the overhead shots from the back, below:

Then:

Progress at Post House, condos by Wallman Architects, The Alterra Group, TorontoProgress at Post House, May 23, 2013, image by Craig White

Now:

Progress at Post House, condos by Wallman Architects, The Alterra Group, TorontoProgress at Post House, June 27, 2013, image by Craig White

The close-ups show you better where work was being done the days that we came by. Last month, rebar was being put into place where there would soon be a concrete wall, while this month, workers wait for a delivery of concrete with which they can start the second floor pour.

Then:

Progress at Post House, condos by Wallman Architects, The Alterra Group, TorontoProgress at Post House, May 23, 2013, image by Craig White

Now:

Progress at Post House, condos by Wallman Architects, The Alterra Group, TorontoProgress at Post House, June 27, 2013, image by Craig White

They don't have long to wait: here's a mixing truck now.

Now:

Progress at Post House, condos by Wallman Architects, The Alterra Group, TorontoProgress at Post House, June 27, 2013, image by Craig White

We'll be back at the end of July to see how much is accomplished in the coming month on this Wallman Architects-designed building. In the meantime, if you want to know more about Post House, visit the UrbanToronto dataBase page for the project, linked below. Have something to say? Join in the conversation in one of the associated Forum threads, or leave a comment in the space provided on this page.