The Entertainment District's transformation from a post-industrial rough-around-the-edges club district into a densely-populated mostly vertical mixed-use neighbourhood continues with the construction of The Bond, a 40-storey Core Architects-designed condominium tower by Lifetime Developments. The 369-unit condo tower is currently rising on the north side of Adelaide Street, just west of John Street, with concrete and steel now standing over one floor above street level.

The Bond, Lifetime Developments, Core Architects, TorontoThe Bond viewed from the southwest corner of John and Adelaide, image by Jack Landau

Construction of the project is being carried out by Skygrid Construction, and work is currently under way on the second floor of the building's complicated six-storey podium.

The Bond, Lifetime Developments, Core Architects, TorontoThe Bond viewed from the south side of Adelaide Street, image by Jack Landau

Like most condominium tower podiums, the construction of these first few floors requires the use of one-off concrete forms, as the layouts and uses of the lower floors differ greatly from the tower floors above, and are usually unique to each floor. Once work progresses past the podium, we can expect to the see the tower floors ascend at a much greater speed. Lifetime Developments has initiated a Zoning Review Application at the City to consider a 2-storey increase in the height of the project.

The Bond, Lifetime Developments, Core Architects, TorontoThe Bond viewed from the south side of Adelaide Street, image by scamander24

Once construction of The Bond is complete, residents of the new development will have access to interior common and amenity areas designed by Tomas Pearce Interior Design, including a 24-hour concierge, gym, party room, roof deck atop the podium, along with a sauna and a swimming pool.

Additional information and renderings of The Bond can be found in our dataBase file, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads, or leave a comment in the space provided at the bottom of this page.

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