Preparatory work is proceeding in advance of Bazis and Plaza's 1 Yorkville, a new 58-storey Rosario Varacalli-designed condominium tower that will add 577 new homes to the in-demand Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood. When we last stopped by the site in mid-April, interior demolition work had just begun at 844 Yonge Street, located mid-block on the development site, and in the months since, the stores at 7, 7A, 9, and 9A Yorkville where the new tower will touch down have now been removed.

1 Yorkville, Bazis, Plaza, Roy Varacalli, ERA Architects, TorontoFacing southwest across Yonge towards 1 Yorkville, image by Craig White

There is still much work left to be done before crews can commence work on the project's shoring and excavation phases. The developer, the City, and heritage specialists ERA Architects are now in the process of executing a Heritage Easement Agreement, which will prime the remaining non-historic components of the site for demolition. At the same time, the material that will be used to protect historic structures is being ordered. After this equipment is delivered and installed—a process estimated to take a few months—shoring work will begin in advance of excavation.

1 Yorkville, Bazis, Plaza, Roy Varacalli, ERA Architects, TorontoRecently demolished storefronts at the site of 1 Yorkville, image by Craig White

Once built, 1 Yorkville will add 577 condominium units to the Bloor-Yorkville area, consisting of studios, 1, 2, and 3-bedroom units. Residents of the development will have access to both a podium-top and rooftop amenity areas, the latter of which will provide residents with a shared space 58 floors above the city, giving all residents a chance to enjoy panoramic city views.

1 Yorkville, Bazis, Plaza, Roy Varacalli, ERA Architects, TorontoAerial rendering of 1 Yorkville showing off the rooftop amenity area, image courtesy of Bazis/Plaza

Additional information and renderings can be found in our 1 Yorkville dataBase file, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads, or leave a comment using the space provided at the bottom of this page.