It has been exactly one month since we last stopped by The Daniels Corporation’s NY2 Condos at Bayview and Sheppard. In the time that has passed since our last visit at the end of October, the changes in the 7-storey, Core Architects-designed development’s outward appearance have been subtle. 

NY2 Condominiums The Daniels Corporation Core Architects Rent to Own TorontoConstruction progress at NY2 Condos, image by Jack Landau

As is common in the second half of a construction project, various subcontractors representing any number of trades can be found throughout the site, with much of the work being done out of view, behind a now fully-enclosed exterior.

NY2 Condominiums The Daniels Corporation Core Architects Rent to Own TorontoNY2 viewed from the southeast on Rean Drive, image by Jack Landau

Though the exterior now effectively seals off the interior from the elements, there is still much outdoor work to be done, including the installation of balcony glazing. In the meantime, charcoal slate bricks continue to be applied to the large protruding frames on the eastern and northern façades, while brick installation has been completed on the identical frame section on the south façade, as well as the porte-cochère located directly below.

NY2 Condominiums The Daniels Corporation Core Architects Rent to Own TorontoCharcoal brick-clad porte-cochère, image by Jack Landau

On the northern and southern ends of the west façade, weatherproof backing material has been mounted over the windowless sections of wall in preparation for the installation of an exterior insulation finishing system (EIFS).

NY2 Condominiums The Daniels Corporation Core Architects Rent to Own TorontoNY2 viewed from the northwest, image by Jack Landau

NY2 Condominiums The Daniels Corporation Core Architects Rent to Own TorontoClose-up of the EIFS backing material, image by Jack Landau

We are now starting to get a better illustration of how pedestrians will interact with the development at ground level. On the east side of the building crews continue to work on the canopy which will shelter the building’s residential and retail entrances. 

NY2 Condominiums The Daniels Corporation Core Architects Rent to Own TorontoProgress on NY2's ground realm, image by Jack Landau

We will return next month for a look back on the last year of construction progress at NY2. Until then, a comprehensive collection of project facts and renderings can be found in our dataBase file, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads, or voice your opinion in the comments section provided at the bottom of this page.