With Toronto recently deemed the 4th highest populated city in North America, a new claim to fame that is still difficult to fully fathom, condominium and mixed-use community development is booming. Land is extremely scarce in large cities and so, the only direction to go is up. It appears there are more cranes these days in Toronto than buildings with another condominium almost completed. York Harbour Club is targeting completion in next several months and will be another notch on the belt of Toronto's growing downtown condo portfolio. Designed by Quadrangle Architects and developed by Plaza, YHC is the third phase in the West Harbour City development which is situated in the Fort York neighbourhood just shy of the Harbourfront.
The two towers topped off, image by RiverCity1
As you can see from the picture above and below, YHC is nearing completion with its 15 and 17 storey towers topped off. Almost all exterior cladding has been applied as well windows except for the final three storeys. Units in these buildings range in size from 492 ft² to 998 ft².
One tower nearing completion, image by RiverCity1
If you are a concert goer, or a big fan of Toronto FC, York Harbour Club is just a short walk to the Molson Amphitheatre or BMO Field. The site offers an endless array of attractions being minutes form Harbourfront, the Music Garden, Exhibition Place (because we all know the nightmare of getting to the EX) and all the lake-front amenities of Lake Ontario.
Development in between both complex's, image by RiverCity1
Just west of the YHC site will be June Callwood Park
. A new park space named in honour of the late Toronto activist June Callwood to commemorate her tremendous role in the development of social aid organizations in the city. Construction started in the Summer of 2013 and upon completion, will provide an enriching environment for the residents of York Harbour Club and break up the facade of glass and concrete for the surrounding area.
June-Callwood Park undergoing development, image by RiverCity1
Above, the ground has now been leveled for the park; equipment, paving and plantings are to come. Given several years for the trees to grow in, the rendering below promises that the creatively designed space may be Toronto's latest park triumph.
Rendering of June-Callwood Park, image courtesy of gh3
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