Few neighbourhoods in Toronto have transformed as quickly as Liberty Village. Once a haphazard combination of aging industrial buildings and disused land, the neighbourhood is now seeing new life due to residential and commercial development and creative adaptive reuse projects. As the village continues to develop into a trendy mixed-use neighbourhood, demand for residential units is on the rise.

Liberty Central by the Lake, CanAlfa Group, IBI Group ArchitectsLiberty Central by the Lake, image by Forum member Red Mars

On the south side of East Liberty Street, just west of Strachan, another residential development is soon to bring even more density and vibrance to the area. Construction is progressing on CanAlfa Group's Liberty Central by the Lake. The first tower in the IBI Group Architects-designed development is now rising above East Liberty Street, with work currently underway on the third level of the first tower.

Liberty Central on the Lake condos Toronto, image courtesy of CanAlfaLiberty Central on the Lake, image courtesy of CanAlfa

Concrete and steel will rise another 23 storeys before the topping off of the first tower, by which time we should see further progress on the second of the twin 26-storey towers. Construction has seen a moderate amount of progress over the past several months, hampered by a bitter cold winter. With only one more podium level to build, it won't be too much longer until the smaller tower floorplates start rising at an expedited rate. Less than a year ago, the project was little more than a shallow excavated pit awaiting its tower crane.

Liberty Central by the Lake, CanAlfa Group, IBI Group ArchitectsLiberty Central by the Lake as seen on August 6 2013, image by Forum member drum118

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