The King West neighbourhood's growth continues to spill out onto surrounding streets in the form of mid and high-rise developments like Plaza's Musée Condos. The 17-storey, Quadrangle Architects-designed condominium is now under construction, with excavation under way on both Musée and at the adjacent oneeleven Condos sites. Though both projects are being built by different developers, the abutting properties are being excavated as one large pit for practical reasons.

Musée condos, Plaza, Quadrangle Architects, TorontoMusée and OneEleven excavation site, image by Forum member Red Mars

Forum member Red Mars stopped by the site earlier this month, and provided photos of the excavation progress at the site of the two neighbouring condominium developments. The pit is growing larger by the day, as excavators continue to dig down for towards the future foundations of the developments.

Musée condos, Plaza, Quadrangle Architects, TorontoMusée and OneEleven excavation site, image by Forum member Red Mars

Musée will rise 7 storeys clad in masonry meant to tie in to its surroundings, before a step-back and then rising an additional 10 storeys with a much lighter cladding to meet the sky. 

Musée condos, Plaza, Quadrangle Architects, TorontoRendering of Musée Condos, image courtesy of Plaza

Both pedestrians and residents of the building will appreciate the development's ground level galleria, which will cut through the complex, exhibiting art and connecting Adelaide Street to a new, 8,000 square-foot parkette.

Musée condos, Plaza, Quadrangle Architects, TorontoGalleria at Musée Condos, image courtesy of Plaza

To the south of the development, King Street is home to an eclectic street scene, rich with cafes and restaurants, and once construction of Musée is completed in 2017, residents will be mere steps from the action, nightlife and dining of King West. The laneways behind the building will see pedestrian life too as nearby developments are being designed to take good advantage of repurposed former warehouses and and workshops. With a plan to convert the heritage buildings for restaurants and shops, the King West area is set to become increasingly interesting.

Additional information and renderings can be found in our Musée dataBase file, linked below. Want to talk about the project? Choose one of the associated Forum thread links, or leave your comment in the space provided at the bottom of this page.

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