It has been just under one year since our first visit to The Daniels Corporation’s NY2 Condos on Sheppard just east of Bayview. We returned several times to chart the building’s progress over the following 11 months, and in that time the project went from an excavated pit to a largely complete mid-rise condominium. Work on the exterior of the 7-storey, Core Architects-designed building has progressed to the finishing stages, and much of the building’s activity is now happening indoors where a passerby would not see it.

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

With most work at NY2 happening inside the building, it's time to take you inside the project for an up close look at recent progress. Entering through the ground floor at the corner of Bayview and Rean, you find yourself in a large, naturally lit retail space, set to become the flagship branch of the Korean Exchange Bank of Canada.

NY2 Condominiums The Daniels Corporation Core Architects Rent to Own TorontoFuture Korean Exchange Bank of Canada, image by Jack Landau

Unlike the scaled back bank branches being included in many new build condominiums, the space here is actually quite large in comparison.

NY2 Condominiums The Daniels Corporation Core Architects Rent to Own TorontoFuture Korean Exchange Bank of Canada, image by Jack Landau

NY2’s interiors are still very much a work in progress, and during yesterday’s visit to the site, a fresh layer of concrete on the floor of the lobby was in the process of setting. In the photos below, we can see the building’s main residential entrance followed by the view from that entrance.

NY2 Condominiums The Daniels Corporation Core Architects Rent to Own TorontoInside NY2's lobby, image by Jack Landau

NY2 Condominiums The Daniels Corporation Core Architects Rent to Own TorontoInside NY2's lobby, image by Jack Landau

After walking the plank over the wet concrete surface we come to the café space where residents will be able to unwind over a cuppa while surfing the net on their tablets and laptops via free wi-fi.

NY2 Condominiums The Daniels Corporation Core Architects Rent to Own TorontoFuture cafe space on NY2's ground floor, image by Jack Landau

Across the lobby from the café, the exercise room is coming together with the lighting and drywall installed. The space is currently being prepped for the arrival of gym equipment and includes special features like a sound-dampening pad for the weightlifting area, visible in the photo below.

NY2 Condominiums The Daniels Corporation Core Architects Rent to Own TorontoFitness room with weightlifting sound dampening pad visible left of centre, image by Jack Landau

Seven levels up on NY2's top floor, residents will have access to a large, 1,200 square-foot party room with views across the neighbourhood.

NY2 Condominiums The Daniels Corporation Core Architects Rent to Own TorontoParty room on NY2's 7th floor, image by Jack Landau

NY2 Condominiums The Daniels Corporation Core Architects Rent to Own TorontoParty room on NY2's 7th floor, image by Jack Landau

Just outside of the party room, NY2 has a large rooftop patio, home to the development’s community garden plots. The raised garden plots which give the residents the ability to grow vegetables and herbs to use in their home cooking, have been a wildly successful feature in other Daniels Corporation projects, so naturally they have been included at NY2.

NY2 Condominiums The Daniels Corporation Core Architects Rent to Own TorontoCommunity gardening plots on NY2's 7th floor roof deck, image by Jack Landau

The first of NY2’s 140 condominium units are set to for occupancy in just 8 weeks, and while much of the building is still seeing finishing touches, three model suites have been completed in advance. Like most other Daniels projects, NY2 has units available under their Rent to Own program, providing a great entry into the market for first-time buyers.

NY2 Condominiums The Daniels Corporation Core Architects Rent to Own TorontoModel suite at NY2, image by Jack Landau

Looking for additional information on the program or more about the building in general? 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.