It has been just over two months since we last visited the construction site of Lifetime Developments and CentreCourt Developments' INDX Condos, a 54-storey Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed condominium tower currently rising in the Financial District. When we last updated the construction progress of this building, work was under way on the roof parapet of the four-storey podium, as well as the first signs of the 5th floor above. In the time since, work has progressed to the eighth level, which is the fourth of the building's 50 repeating tower floors.
In the image above, a temporary canopy entirely covers a narrowed-down Temperance Street in front of the site, protecting vehicles and pedestrians from the construction above. This may be the first time a whole public street, albeit a quiet one, has been covered entirely during construction in Toronto, a practice that while rare, is not unheard of in cities like London, England.
In the image above looking southeast across Sheppard Street, we can see that a thick transfer slab separates the podium floors from INDX's tower floors above. The top of this transfer slab sits flush with the cornice of the adjacent Graphic Arts Building, and the stone finish and massing of INDX's podium will continue the language of its heritage neighbour to the north. You can compare this view with one of the renderings for the project, included below.
The new development will add 798 condominium units to Toronto's Financial core, an area of the city known more for its skyscraping office towers than for residential density, bringing more life to these streets beyond normal work hours.
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