It has been just under six weeks since we last looked in on construction work at MOD DevelopmentsMassey Tower, a slim, 60-storey condominium designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects located behind the 1905-built Canadian Bank of Commerce Building on Yonge Street, north of Queen. At the time of our last update, Tucker HiRise construction crews were in the process of forming the footings that would support a large concrete pump. In the weeks since, the concrete pump has been installed, and work has now progressed to just one level below grade.

Massey Tower condos, Toronto, MOD Developments, Hariri Pontarini ArchitectsMassey Tower construction site viewed from the Eaton Centre parking garage, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor G.L.17

With the concrete pump now in place, forming of the below-grade structures—the future home of the building's servicing areas— including 1 metre-thick foundation walls, has picked up pace considerably, and in the coming months we can expect to see the project achieve a major milestone when it reaches grade and work begins on the tower's 9-storey base.

Massey Tower condos, Toronto, MOD Developments, Hariri Pontarini ArchitectsMassey Tower construction site viewed from the Eaton Centre parking garage, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor G.L.17

Since the narrow footprint of the site restricted any possibility of below-grade parking, the building's parking levels will be located largely above grade, hidden within the tower's podium levels and accessed through a unique car elevator and stacking system that utilizes a turntable to rotate cars on a dime.

Massey Tower condos, Toronto, MOD Developments, Hariri Pontarini ArchitectsMassey Tower construction site viewed from the Eaton Centre parking garage, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor G.L.17

Residents of the completed condominium development will have access to a wide range of amenity spaces, appointed by interior designers Cecconi Simone. The 9th floor of the building will offer a fully-equipped fitness centre, as well as a steam room, a rain room, a sauna, and a juice bar. One level above, the tenth floor will be the site of a cocktail lounge, a piano bar, and an outdoor terrace. Condominium suites will start on the 10th floor and continue through to the 60th.

Massey Tower condos, Toronto, MOD Developments, Hariri Pontarini ArchitectsRendering of Massey Tower, image courtesy of MOD Developments

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