Demolition of existing buildings has begun at the 4.5 acre Queen Street East site of Riverside Square, an ambitious mixed-use development from Streetcar Developments and Dream set to bring new residential, commercial, and public spaces to the east bank of the Don River.
UrbanToronto Forum contributor skycandy recently captured some of the demolition happening on the west side of the site where a three-storey brick warehouse building at 79 Don Roadway, most recently occupied by moving company Tippet-Richardson, is now largely demolished.
To the south of the brick structure, demolition is also underway on another former Tippet-Richardson storage facility, a three-storey windowless steel-framed structure clad in concrete. Where the concrete exterior has been peeled off, its steel skeleton has now been revealed.
The development's initial stages will feature architecture by RAW Design, who are splitting the design work of further residential and commercial phases with Giannone Petricone Associates. Residents in the first phase at Riverside Square will enjoy amenity spaces with interiors appointed by Seven Haus Design, including a lobby with 24-hour concierge service, a party room, guest suites, a fitness centre, and a rooftop interior lounge leading to an adjacent outdoor terrace.
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