We last featured Oxford PropertiesEY Tower at 100 Adelaide West back in November, when the 40-storey, 900,000 square-foot office tower had just reached a major milestone, with the building having risen back up to street level after a speedy excavation. In the few months since that update, the development has risen four levels above Adelaide Street West and Sheppard Street.

EY Tower, Oxford Properties, KPF, WZMH, Toronto, 100 Adelaide WestOxford's EY Tower, viewed from the fourth floor of First Canadian Place, image by Craig White

Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and WZMH Architects, with Stephenson Engineering and heritage consultants Goldsmith Borgal and Company Architects, the development is easily among the more impressive architectural offerings to hit the Downtown Tornto commercial real estate market in recent years. The modern prism-like tower will rise 40 storeys into the increasingly dense Financial District, anchored at the base by the reconstructed heritage facade of the Art Deco Concourse Building which used to stand on part of this site.

The tower's angular features are now beginning to present themselves, in particular the angled columns which will carry the load of the changing floorplates to rise above, while the building's chamfered southwest corner is now apparent too.

EY Tower, Oxford Properties, KPF, WZMH, Toronto, 100 Adelaide WestConstruction of Oxford's EY Tower, viewed from the south side of Adelaide, image by Craig White

Steel framing has been installed on the east side of the building's double-height ground floor along Sheppard Street, on which the rebuilt facade will be applied.

EY Tower, Oxford Properties, KPF, WZMH, Toronto, 100 Adelaide WestSteel framing along the east side of Oxford's EY Tower, image by Craig White

Completion of the project is currently slated for the Summer of 2017. Oxford is aiming to achieve LEED Platinum status for the EY Tower, the highest certification level from the Canada Green Building Council.

EY Tower, Oxford Properties, KPF, WZMH, Toronto, 100 Adelaide WestOxford's EY Tower, viewed from the north, image by Craig White

Additional information and renderings for the EY Tower be found in our dataBase file, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum thread, or voice your opinion in the comments section provided at the bottom of this page.