Annexed to the City of Toronto in 1909, Davenport Village was known for its industrial facilities providing jobs to the many Italian and Portuguese Canadians settled in the area. Since the decline of the industry along the Dupont Street corridor in the 1970s and 1980s, the neighbourhood has experienced a shift and is now home to a growing number of young professionals and families. To accommodate this increase in population, several developments are coming to this part of town, such as Neudorfer Corporation and Channington Developments' Fuse & Fuse2 Condos.

Fuse &Fuse2 Condos, Neudorfer Corporation and Channington Developments, BarrettFuse Condos, image courtesy of Neudorfer Corporation

Located at the northwest corner of Lansdowne and Dupont just south of the Canadian Pacific rail tracks, the Barrett Architect-designed project consists of two condominium towers, 27 and 23-storeys high, respectively containing 290 and 286 suites, and rising on top of a restored industrial brick building. The latter will house a new Shoppers Drug Mart, a 24-hour Metro grocery store, and a bank. Undoubtedly, this will have a welcome and positive impact on this intersection, while bringing additional amenities to current and future residents.

Fuse &Fuse2 Condos, Neudorfer Corporation and Channington Developments, BarrettLooking north from Dupont Street, picture by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet

Fuse &Fuse2 Condos, Neudorfer Corporation and Channington Developments, BarrettLooking north from Dupont Street, picture by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet

Since our last update, a few changes can be seen on the construction site. The most obvious one is the arrival and installation of a second crane, located on the western side of the site where Fuse2 will be erected. Scheduled for occupancy in Fall 2016, construction should soon take this building skyward in order to meet the not-so-far-away deadline.

Fuse &Fuse2 Condos, Neudorfer Corporation and Channington Developments, BarrettFuse &Fuse2 Condos, looking northwest on phase 1, picture by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet

Fuse &Fuse2 Condos, Neudorfer Corporation and Channington Developments, BarrettPhase 1, looking southwest towards the preserved heritage building, picture by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet

On the eastern edge of the site, the base of the first tower has made its way to the surface. Level 1 is now taking shape above the street level and will eventually become a park for the residents. This is an important milestone for the project that will soon dominate to the intersection, the highest tower being somewhat higher than the neighbouring building across the street.

Additional information and renderings can be found in our dataBase file for Fuse and Fuse2, 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.