The surface parking lot at the site of Greenland Group's King Blue, a Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed development at King Street West and Blue Jays Way in Toronto's Entertainment District, will soon become a construction site. In the past few months the project has celebrated its official groundbreaking, relocated its presentation centre, and now, the project is another step closer to the start of construction, as the parking lot was closed and fenced off last week in preparation for the arrival of EllisDon construction crews.

King Blue Condominiums, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, GreenlandKing Blue site, viewed from the southwest, image by Jack Landau

With the fence in, we can soon expect to see the site shored and excavated, creating the foundations for the development's 44 and 48-storey towers.

King Blue Condominiums, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, GreenlandKing Blue site, viewed from the northeast, image by Jack Landau

In addition to bringing 807 new residential units to an increasingly dense and vertical Entertainment District, the project will contribute to the area's rich entertainment culture, providing 9,000 square feet of space for the new home of the Theatre Museum Canada in the podium's Mercer Street frontage.

King Blue Condominiums, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, GreenlandRendering of Theatre Museum Canada, image courtesy of Greenland Group

King Blue's podium will also feature a 122-room Primus Hotel occupying the King Street side of the podium, adding more lodging to an area of the city that attracts plenty of tourists. Hotel guests and residents alike will enjoy Studio Munge-appointed amenity spaces including a fitness centre and pool, and outdoor areas including a rooftop terrace, with landscaping by NAK Design Group

King Blue Condominiums, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, GreenlandKing Blue's King Street podium frontage, the site of the Primus Hotel location, image courtesy of Greenland Group

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