It has been a few months since we last checked in on the construction progress for Concert Properties88 Scott, a 58-storey Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed condominium tower rising at the meeting point between Toronto's Financial District and St. Lawrence neighbourhood. At the time of our last update back in August, the third level of the building's five-storey podium was in the process of being formed. In the months since, the podiums levels have been poured, and work has now begun on the tower floors above.

88 Scott Street, Concert Properties, Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects, Toronto88 Scott Street viewed from the southeast corner of Wellington and Scott, image by Jack Landau

Forming work has in fact reached the third tower floor above the podium. The image below, captured from northeast of the site at Colborne and Scott, shows the walls and support columns in place for the third tower floor. With a much smaller floor plate than the podium levels below, the tower floors are expected to rise at an average rate of one floor per week. At this rate of growth, the tower won't take too long to start impacting Downtown Toronto skyline views, initially from southeast of the site.

88 Scott Street, Concert Properties, Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects, Toronto88 Scott Street viewed from the Colborne and Scott, image by Jack Landau

As the tower floors rise, work continues meanwhile on the podium levels, including the installation of precast concrete cladding in the vicinity of the building's service and garage entrance on a lane leading off of Colborne Street. The use of precast panels on this section of the podium will complement the restored limestone facades that will soon take shape on the more public south, east, and north sides of the podium.

88 Scott Street, Concert Properties, Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects, TorontoFirst signs of precast cladding on the podium levels of 88 Scott, image by Jack Landau

Installation of cinderblocks, metal framing, and GlasRoc sheathing is under way where those materials will eventually support the reinstalled limestone. It was carefully removed from the former 1951-built Royal and Sun Alliance building which was taken down to make way for 88 Scott, and is being cleaned prior to its reinstatement as the new cladding.

88 Scott Street, Concert Properties, Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects, Toronto88 Scott Street viewed from the east on Wellington, image by Jack Landau

Once complete, 88 Scott Street will have added 525 condominium units to the neighbourhood. In addition, the development will contribute 68,000 square feet of office and retail space across five levels, to be known by its own address of 20 Wellington Street East. 

88 Scott Street, Concert Properties, Page + Steele/IBI Group Architects, Toronto20 Wellington East frontage, image by Jack Landau

Looking for additional information? A comprehensive collection of renderings, floor plans and building facts on 88 Scott and 20 Wellington East can be found in our dataBase file, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads, or leave your thoughts in the comments section provided at the bottom of this page.

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