We have tracked the construction of Cityzen and Fernbrook HomesWaterlink at Pier 27 since excavation work commenced for the development back in 2010. Ever since, we have watched the rise of the four architectsAlliance-designed 11-storey buildings, joined in pairs by two three-storey skybridges, and now we are returning once again for another look as workers apply finishing touches to the exteriors of the development. 

Waterlink at Pier 27, Cityzen, Fernbrook, architectsAlliance, TorontoWaterlink at Pier 27, viewed from the corner of Yonge and Queens Quay, image by Marcus Mitanis

Residents have been moving into Waterlink's east pair of buildings since mid-2014, while the west pair are rapidly approaching completion. Since our last update in December, exterior cladding work has been substantially completed, and there are just a few finishing touches left before the job is complete. At the lower right of the image below, a worker on an elevated work platform applies studding to a canopy on the north side of the development's westernmost tower.

Waterlink at Pier 27, Cityzen, Fernbrook, architectsAlliance, TorontoWorker applying finishing touches to Waterlink at Pier 27's westernmost tower, image by Marcus Mitanis

Other elements in the building's design took shape over the past year, including the distinctive diagrid pattern which was applied to the windows and underside of the development's twin skybridges. Inside of these bridges, work continues on the future residential units that will occupy these signature spaces within the development. A look into the windows show ceilings are still to be finished.

Waterlink at Pier 27, Cityzen, Fernbrook, architectsAlliance, TorontoView of Pier 27's west skybridge projecting from the building, image by Marcus Mitanis

There is still much left to do around the south side of the site, including work on the extended Waterfront Promenade, as well as the landscaped private areas between the towers connecting the water and Queens Quay.

Waterlink at Pier 27, Cityzen, Fernbrook, architectsAlliance, TorontoSpace between the two eastern buildings at Pier 27, image by Marcus Mitanis

Landscaping work, which includes planters, stone-paved walkways, and a variety of trees, is complete on the north side of the east buildings where they meet Queens Quay.

Waterlink at Pier 27, Cityzen, Fernbrook, architectsAlliance, TorontoLandscaped area in front of the two eastern buildings at Pier 27, image by Marcus Mitanis

A comprehensive collection of project facts, floor plans and renderings can be found linked below in our dataBase file for Waterlink at Pier 27. 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.