The Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood is undergoing a renaissance of sorts. New condominiums, hotels, shops, restaurants, and even a new garden to stroll though as mist swirls around you, have all help reinforce the area as one of Toronto's most sought after places to live. Carrying on this momentum, 36Hazelton is destined to become one of the city's most exclusive adresses.

36 Hazelton, Alterra Group, Zinc Developments, Quadrangle Architects, Union3136Hazelton Structure and preserved Facade by Alterra Group and Zinc Developments

A joint development by Alterra Group of Companies and Zinc Developments, 36Hazelton is the epitome of a boutique building, being only seven storeys tall and bringing only 19 exclusive new suites to the area. The marquee feature of the development will be its preserved 1928 neo-gothic facade of the former St. Basil's Catholic School, currently supported by steel braces as crews excavate behind the scenes.

36 Hazelton, Alterra Group, Zinc Developments, Quadrangle Architects, Union31Steel bracing of the heritage facade, image by Forum member Red Mars

Goldsmith Borgal and Company Architects are responsible for the heritage preservation while Quadrangle Architects have designed everything new behind the front wall. Residents will enjoy spacious multimillion-dollar suites with tasteful interiors and amenities by Union31, including personal wine cellars, billiard rooms, a top notch gymnasium, private holistic rooms geared towards spa treatments, dog grooming spaces, a private carwash station and plentiful underground parking for residents and visitors alike. Outside, beautiful private terraces, courtesy of Ronald Holbrook and Associates Landscape Architects will complement the interiors.

36 Hazelton, Alterra Group, Zinc Developments, Quadrangle Architects, Union31Terraces at 36Hazelton by Alterra Group and Zinc Devellopments

To fit the plethora of amenities in the boutique-sized project space, crews are digging down deep. After extensive excavation and the careful coordination needed to minimize inconvenience for neighbouring commercial and residential buildings, crews are now clearing out the final P3 underground level.

36 Hazelton, Alterra Group, Zinc Developments, Quadrangle Architects, Union31Pit ramp is dismantled at 36Hazelton, image courtesy of Red Mars

Smaller excavators are being used to dismantle the site construction ramp. When finished, these machines can then be lifted out of the space for forming and foundation work to commence on the main structure.

36 Hazelton, Alterra Group, Zinc Developments, Quadrangle Architects, Union31Smaller excavators remove the pit ramp at the P3 level of 36Hazelton, image by Forum member Red Mars

Construction is expected to be complete in 2014. While it is underway, UrbanToronto will bring you the latest news on 36Hazelton. Check out our dataBase entry below for more information, join our Forum discussion by clicking on an associated thread link, or leave a comment below to join the discussion about one of the city's most exclusive projects.