Since reaching grade earlier this year, the complex wedge-shaped podium levels of Tridel's Ten York Street Condos are now taking shape on a narrow, triangular block hemmed in by the elevated Gardiner Expressway in Downtown Toronto. More specifically, the site is bounded by York Street to the east, Lake Shore Boulevard to the north, and Harbour Street to the south.
Work is now under way on the second and third storeys of the Wallman Architects-designed building's four podium levels. The podium, containing mostly recreational amenities for the residents, will act as the base for a further 61 tower floors above.
When viewed from the roof of the neighbouring Harbourfront parking garage located just south of the construction site, the podium's distinctive wedge-shape is now quite apparent. At the west end of the podium, a sheltered ground level space, visible below, will be the site of the building's porte-cochère and garage entrance.
The narrow point is now also evident from west of the site on Harbour Street.
The building is currently flanked by two elevated roadways; the Gardiner Expressway to the north, and it's Yonge-Bay-York off-ramp to the south. In the coming years, the Yonge-Bay-York off-ramp will be removed and replaced with a new off-ramp at Simcoe Street, greatly enhancing the public realm on the south side of the building.
With the podium now partially formed, we are looking forward to the eventual rise of Ten York's tower floors, which we can now confirm will be clad in a combination of curtain wall and finished metal.
The completed condominium development will add 725 new homes to Toronto's thriving South Core area. Residents will enjoy amenities such as a gym, theatre room, party room, a swimming pool, and an outdoor amenity deck. The recently rebuilt Queens Quay and increasingly vibrant Harbourfront area is just to the south.
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