It has been approximately two months since Tridel's Avani topped off near Highway 401 and Kennedy Road in Scarborough. The 35-storey Graziani + Corazza Architects-designed condominium tower is the latest addition to the Metrogate master-planned community, following in the footsteps of neighbouring condo towers Ventus at MetrogateSolaris at Metrogate, and multiple townhouse blocks.

Avani at Metrogate Condos, Toronto, Scarborough, TridelAvani at Metrogate, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor salsa

In the time since our last update—a drone-captured aerial view of the community—cladding installation has progressed up the tower, sealing off all but the final level of the building.

Avani at Metrogate Condos, Toronto, Scarborough, TridelAvani at Metrogate, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor salsa

Avani is being skinned in a window wall cladding with clear vision glass and grey spandrel, framed in silver mullions. The upcoming installation of balcony glazing, depicted in renderings as a translucent white frit, will finalize the aesthetic of the building's exterior.

Avani at Metrogate Condos, Toronto, Scarborough, TridelCladding, Avani at Metrogate, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor salsa

At ground level, cladding of the building's main entrance and surrounding podium space is nearing completion. A number of different materials are being used to clad the podium, including clear and reflective glazing, precast concrete and charcoal-toned brick. 

Avani at Metrogate Condos, Toronto, Scarborough, TridelPodium, Avani at Metrogate, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor salsa

Residents of the completed development and its pre-construction follow-up phase, Avani2, will have access to a large amenity space in the complex's shared podium, called 'Club Avani'. Club Avani will offer a fitness centre, a Yoga studio, steam rooms, a fireplace lounge, a private dining room with a prep kitchen, a billiards lounge, a theatre, and a large party room a bar area. The future podium connection between the two structures can be seen in the image below, temporarily sealed off with knockout walls where the second phase will attach.

Avani at Metrogate Condos, Toronto, Scarborough, TridelPodium connection at Avani/Avani2, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor salsa

Additional information and renderings can be found by visiting our dataBase file for Avani and Avani2, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Visit our associated Forum threads, or leave a comment using the space provided at the bottom of this page.