Preparation work for Tridel's Alter, a 34-storey condominium tower designed by architectsAlliance, has been proceeding on the development's Church Street site for a few months now. Located to the north of Gerrard Street on the southeast corner of Church and McGill, the building will add 335 new homes to the rejuvenating Garden District area of Toronto.

Alter, Tridel, architectsAlliance, TorontoSite of Tridel's Alter, image by Craig White

Earlier this month, the two-storey Family Service Toronto building that briefly served as the project's presentation centre was taken down to ground level, with below-grade demolition still being completed. Backfilling of the site to provide stable footing for shoring and excavation equipment comes next.

Alter, Tridel, architectsAlliance, TorontoBelow-grade work at the site of Tridel's Alter, image by Craig White

Once shoring, excavation, and below-grade levels are completed, the condo tower will begin its ascent 388 feet into the neighbourhood skyline. Above ground level, counselling agency Family Service Toronto, currently relocated to the West End, will take up office space in Alter's podium, before the condo suites take over above.

Alter, Tridel, architectsAlliance, TorontoHeavy equipment at the site of Tridel's Alter, image by Craig White

Residents of the completed development will enjoy outdoor amenity spaces including an outdoor pool party room, lounges, and an outdoor kitchen with dining area. Inside, residents will have access to spaces like a yoga studio, gym, dining room, screening room, a wet lounge with whirlpool and change rooms.

Alter, Tridel, architectsAlliance, TorontoRendering of Alter, image courtesy of Tridel

Additional information and renderings can be found in our dataBase file for the project, 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.