Roughly three months after the October, 2015, 3,300 cubic metre concrete pour formed the foundation raft slab for the south tower of BazisMetropia, and RioCan's E Condos at Yonge and Eglinton at the heart of Toronto's Midtown area, much progress has been made on the below grade levels of the 58-storey condo tower by architect Rosario "Roy" Varacalli

E Condos, Bazis, RioCan, Metropia, Roy Varacalli, TorontoE Condos' south tower one level below grade, image by Jack Landau

Now sitting just one floor below street level, we expect to see the development's south tower podium reach grade in the next month. In the subsequent months, the tower's grand three-storey podium will take shape, set to contain two levels of retail/commercial space. It is still some months from now before construction will then be able to move more rapidly with the rise of the smaller tower floor plates above.

E Condos, Bazis, RioCan, Metropia, Roy Varacalli, TorontoE Condos' south tower one level below grade, image by Jack Landau

As upward construction continues for the south tower, excavation is winding down for the adjacent 34-storey rental tower on the north end of the site, fronting onto Roehampton Avenue. A crane base was recently installed at the base of the excavated pit, priming the site for the coming installation of a tower crane.

E Condos, Bazis, RioCan, Metropia, Roy Varacalli, TorontoCrane base installed for E Condos' north tower, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor drum118

The north tower will add several hundred new residential rental units to the in-demand Yonge and Eglinton area. Residents here will enjoy direct access to an expanded and reconfigured Eglinton Station on the TTC's Line 1, including an interchange with the Crosstown LRT expected to open by 2022. Residents will also have an underground pedestrian connection to the newly-expanded Yonge-Eglinton Centre's shops, restaurants and movie theatres across Yonge Street to the west.

E Condos, Bazis, RioCan, Metropia, Roy Varacalli, TorontoE Condos' south tower one level below grade, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor drum118

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