We often talk about construction of condo buildings in ways where we assume you know how a unit is put together piece by piece, but it's rare when we have the chance to actually show you how it comes together. On a recent tour of Cloud9 Condominiums in Etobicoke—developed by the Lash Group of Companies and backed by Carttera Private Equities—we had a chance to check out just how it happens by visiting the same unit on every floor of the building.
We are going to start at the top floor and move down through the building because 1) the top floors are the least complete, so we get to start with the rawest units, and 2) the photos will line up in the story just like the building itself, making it all easy to imagine.
Below, the 10th floor unit. Outer wall drywalled. Materials waiting for interior fit-out.
Below, the 9th floor unit. Bedroom wall studs are in, air ducts going in.
Below, the 8th floor unit. Pretty much the same inside, but no more pile of bricks waiting to be laid.
Below, the 7th floor unit. Wiring and pipes are going into the walls, and supplies await more of that work.
Below, the 6th floor unit. That work still to be completed above is done here. An electrical panel is in place.
Below, the 5th floor unit. Wires hang for future fixtures, and conduits lead into the electrical panel.
Below, the 4th floor unit. The drywall (waiting above) has been installed on the interior walls.
Below, the 3rd floor unit. The doors are on, along with the first coat of paint.
Below, the 2nd floor unit. Ta-duh! We've been standing in the kitchen area all along!
So, no first floor unit to look at to see a completed kitchen, as the unit is configured differently down on that level, but you get the idea. So, let's go outside and take a look back at the building from when we visited at the end of May. Look closely and you'll see that the bricklaying has not been finished yet… and if you go back up in the article, you'll see a head outside the windows of the 9th floor unit, and a stage hanging outside the 8th floor unit.
Here's what that looked like from the balcony of the unit!
A month later, the bricks are all laid, and here's what Cloud9 is looking like now.
Work continues to get the building finished up. We will be back to take in more of what is going on at the site in future articles, but in the meantime, if you want to know more about Cloud9 Condominiums, you can check out our dataBase file for the project, linked below, for renderings and more info, or get in on the discussion in our associated Forum thread. You can always leave a comment in the space provide don this page.