Rising from a narrow wedge-shaped footprint in Toronto's burgeoning South Core, the wedge-shaped podium of Tridel's Ten York Street Condos is now catching the eyes of passing motorists on the Gardiner Expressway and Yonge-Bay-York off-ramp. The four-storey base of the 65-storey Wallman Architects-designed building now taking shape will be the site of the development's recreational amenities, as well as the building's sheltered porte-cochère and garage entrance.
The image above shows concrete for the second level of the podium is now fully formed, all the way to the westernmost tip. One level above, the first third level support columns have appeared on the west side, while the large concrete elevator core is clearly visible on the east side.
The development is rising on a narrow triangular tract of land bounded by York Street to the east, Lake Shore Boulevard to the north, and Harbour Street and the Yonge-Bay-York off-ramp to the south. In the coming years, the ramp will be demolished and replaced with a new ramp a short distance to the west at Simcoe Street, opening up the building's podium to a rebuilt and friendlier Harbour Street.
The podium will feature amenities which include a fitness centre, a theatre, a party room, a swimming pool, an outdoor amenity deck, and more. Up above, Ten York will add 725 new condominium suites to the South Core area, with views of Toronto's dramatic core, improved Queens Quay and Harbourfront area, and the beauty of the harbour, Toronto Islands, and Lake Ontario beyond. Residents of the development will be situated steps from neighbourhood amenities like the Martin Goodman Trail and Water's Edge Promenade, while Union Station and the Financial District are just a short walk away to the northeast. Before Ten work is complete, a new extension of the PATH system will be open just across York Street in the Sun Life Financial Tower.
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