Months after the completion of excavation and an archaeological dig at the site of Concord Adex's Forward and Newton condos at CityPlace, the pace of work has sped up considerably at the site bounded by Bathurst Street, Fort York Boulevard, Queen's Wharf Road, and Housey Street. Two tower cranes were recently installed at the base of the pit, and the first signs of concrete are now visible for the 30-storey Forward at the east end of the site.

Forward, CityPlace, Concord Adex, Page + Steele / IBI Group, TorontoSite of Forward viewed from the corner of Bathurst St. and Fort York Blvd., image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor Drethis

The first concrete pour at the site happened in late 2015, when a crane base was installed in the southeast corner of the excavated pit. Soon after, a second crane base was poured in the northeast corner of the site. With two cranes now in place, the first of the building's underground garage levels is now well underway.

Forward, CityPlace, Concord Adex, Page + Steele / IBI Group, TorontoSite of Forward viewed from the corner of Bathurst St. and Fort York Blvd., image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor Drethis

The Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed condominium towers will add 541 new residential units to the Bathurst-Fort York community, with 352 units at Forward and 189 at Newton. Both developments will feature interior amenity spaces appointed by LIV Interiors, including a dance studio, music studio, art studio, and a photography studio, as well as access to the fitness centre and lifestyle amenities of the Prisma Club at neighbouring Quartz.

Forward, CityPlace, Concord Adex, Page + Steele / IBI Group, TorontoForward Condos at Concord CityPlace, image courtesy of Concord Adex

As construction picks up steam at Forward, sales continue for the 18-storey Newton soon to rise on the west side of the site. The two towers are among the last plots of land to be developed for the CityPlace master-planned community, with just two remaining awaiting new buildings; one block for schools and community centre, and a last pair of sky-scraping condominiums. In the meantime, on the other side of the Gardiner Expressway and just to the south of the Newtown and Forward site, work is already underway for the redevelopment of the Loblaw's Warehouse building, to be called West Block Est. 1928. Along with a brand new Loblaws grocery store and ancillary shops behind a restored heritage facade, the complex will include headquarters for Joe Fresh and a pair of condominiums being built by Concord Adex called the The LakeShore.

West Block Est. 1928, LakeShore, Wittington Properties, Concord AdexWest Block Est. 1928 and The LakeShore by Choice Properties REIT and Concord Adex

A comprehensive collection of project facts and renderings can be found in our dataBase files for Newton and Forward, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads, or voice your opinion in the comments section provided at the bottom of this page.