This past weekend, the excavation site for E Condos by BazisMetropia, and RioCan, marked a major milestone, as 3,300 cubic metres of concrete was poured to form the south tower's foundation raft slab, as excavation continued at the rental tower site to the north. Seen below before the concrete pour, thousands of rebar rods were laid down in a giant mesh resembling a cage. 

E Condos, Bazis, Metropia, RioCan, Yonge and Eglinton, TorontoE Condos, south tower raft foundation rebar under construction, image by Jack Landau

The pour took place as a marathon overnighter starting Saturday at 9 PM and wrapping up on Sunday afternoon at 2 PM. A time lapse video, provided by Bazis, depicts stages of the complex undertaking captured from the Yonge Eglinton Centre across the street.

E Condos represents a complicated build site which has a lot to take into consider on the below ground levels including a reconfiguration of Eglinton Station on the Yonge subway line, and a connection to the coming Crosstown LRT. The LRT, targeted for opening in 2021, won't be running until a few years after E Condos is complete, but residents will have direct access to the subway and an underground pedestrian connection to the Yonge-Eglinton Centre from day one. Along with the parking garage, retail, and a dramatic podium, the lower levels of E Condos will be a very complex build. 

E Condos, Bazis, Metropia, RioCan, Yonge and Eglinton, TorontoE Condos, north tower site looking east, image by Jack Landau

The proximity of the site to the Yonge-Eglinton Centre is highlighted in the image below. 

E Condos, Bazis, Metropia, RioCan, Yonge and Eglinton, TorontoE Condos, north tower site with excavators, looking west, image by Jack Landau

Once complete, the 58-storey condo tower and 34-storey rental tower (on the left, below, redesigned since the rendering was created), architecture by Rosario "Roy" Varacalli, will bring 854 units to the corner of Yonge and Eglinton, a part of the city that is being utterly transformed by new construction and increased density.

E Condos, Bazis, Metropia, RioCan, Yonge and Eglinton, TorontoE Condos, rendering courtesy of Bazis

We will continue to keep readers updated as construction continues, especially given the added interest inherent to the site thanks to the planned transit and pedestrian connections. For more information and pictures, check out our Forum