Progress at Concert Properties88 Scott, the 58-storey, mixed-use condo tower designed by Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, has been humming along at a considerable pace, the St. Lawrence Market-area project gaining roughly one and a half storeys per week, with prep work for the tower's exterior cladding and glazing not far behind. Captured in the time since our early November update, the following images highlight the speed at which construction has been moving. 

88 Scott, Concert Properties, Page+Steele/IBI Group Architects, Toronto88 Scott viewed from Berczy Park on November 19th, image by Marcus Mitanis

88 Scott, Concert Properties, Page+Steele/IBI Group Architects, Toronto88 Scott as seen on November 22nd, image by Edward Skira

Fast-forward to images of 88 Scott from the evening of December 3rd. Not only has the tower portion risen three storeys in two weeks, but more of the wall structure has been installed upon which the facade of the five-storey heritage podium—the former 1951-built Royal and Sun Alliance building—will be recreated. Steel studding for the exterior walls was at the second floor for our November 10 update. By November 22nd, it was on the fourth floor, and by December 3rd it was up to the fifth.

88 Scott, Concert Properties, Page+Steele/IBI Group Architects, Toronto88 Scott viewed from Berczy Park at night in early December, image by Forum member Ryan_T

As can be seen in the late evening images above and below, the tower portion now rises 7 storeys above the base. The location of the 6th floor Core Club, to house the fitness centre and pool, is easy to spot at the juncture between the slender modern tower and the broader heritage podium. 

88 Scott, Concert Properties, Page+Steele/IBI Group Architects, Toronto88 Scott, close-up taken from Berczy Park, image by Forum member Ryan_T

Down at street-level, more of the cinder block can be seen, the exterior of the heritage podium structure almost ready to accept the reinstallation of the cleaned and restored original limestone facade. Window glass installation has progressed as well at the podium level, with windows now in place on the second and third floors. 

88 Scott, Concert Properties, Page+Steele/IBI Group Architects, Toronto88 Scott, street-level at night, image by Forum member Ryan_T

While it will be some time yet before the heritage structure's original limestone veneer is reinstalled, the progress to this point easily allows one to picture the end result. Once complete, 88 Scott Street will bring 525 condominium units to the neighbourhood. In addition, the development will open up 68,000 sq. ft. of office and retail space on the first five levels, to be known by its own address of 20 Wellington Street East.

88 Scott, Concert Properties, Page+Steele/IBI Group Architects, Toronto88 Scott, rendering courtesy of Concert Properties

UrbanToronto will continue to provide updates as progress continues. For now, please check out our dataBase file for the project, linked below, for more renderings. You can join the conversation in our associated Forum thread, or leave a message in the field provided on this page.

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