Early this year, sales were launched for Garrison Point, an ambitious multi-tower redevelopment east of Liberty Village in a wedge-shaped tract bounded by converging rail lines, an area dubbed the "Ordnance Triangle" by Toronto's Planning Department. Cityzen Development GroupDiamond Corp and Fernbrook Homes aim to populate this area with five towers, four of which are designed by acclaimed local firm Hariri Pontarini Architects while the the fifth is designed by Chicago-based bKL Architecture

Garrison Point, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Cityzen, Diamond, FernbrookRendering of the Garrison Point development, image courtesy of Diamondcorp/Cityzen/Fernbrook

The first two towers of the much-anticipated development are now preparing to move into construction, as a shoring permit application has been submitted for the first phase of the development. These 32 and 27-storey Hariri Pontarini-designed towers at the east end of the building site will contain 699 residential units, 4 levels of shared underground parking, and commercial space at grade. Though the shoring application lists heights at 35 and 29 floors, we assume that includes the mechanical penthouse levels which we do not include in our counts.

Garrison Point, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Cityzen, Diamond, FernbrookRendering of the Garrison Point development, image courtesy of Diamondcorp/Cityzen/Fernbrook

It is still to be released which of the remaining towers will constitute the next phase—maybe the next two by Hariri Pontarini before the bKL designed tower?—but we will know in the new year. The last three towers are proposed to rise to heights of 24, 33, and 39 storeys respectively, with the bKL design being the tallest.

Garrison Point, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Cityzen, Diamond, FernbrookRendering of the Garrison Point development, image courtesy of Diamondcorp/Cityzen/Fernbrook

East of where the first two towers are going in will be a wedge-shaped 3.9 acre public park designed by landscape architects Claude Cormier + Assoc. The park will be linked by new pedestrian bridges over the CP/GO Transit Georgetown rail line to the north and CN/GO Transit Lakeshore rail line to the south. The bridges will link up the new park with the West Toronto Railpath northwest-wards, and with the path eastwards through Concord CityPlace's Linear Park over the the Rogers Centre and beyond.

Not finalized yet are plans for the eastern point of this park to feature an Olympic-sized public swimming pool with dramatic views of the burgeoning Toronto skyline to the east.

Garrison Point, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Cityzen, Diamond, FernbrookRendering of the Garrison Point development, image courtesy of Diamondcorp/Cityzen/Fernbrook

If all five towers of Garrison Point are eventually realized as currently proposed, then the completed development will add 1,738 condominium units to the area.

Additional information and over 30 renderings can be found in our Garrison Point 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.