Below-grade levels are now taking shape at the site of Concord Adex's Forward and Newton, two adjacent condominium developments at the southeast corner of Bathurst Street and Fort York Boulevard. The two Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed condominium towers will be adding 541 new residential units to the Concord CityPlace community, an area of the city experiencing substantial residential growth.

Newton, Forward, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects,Concord Adex, TorontoSite of Newton and Forward at Concord CityPlace, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor G.L.17

Months after the completion of the projects' excavation phase during which some rather interesting archaeological finds were made, the first concrete pours were undertaken for Forward near the southeast corner of the site, followed by the installation of the first tower crane. A second crane was later erected near the northeast corner of the site, and most recently, a third crane has been installed on the west side of the site.

Newton, Forward, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects,Concord Adex, TorontoSite of Newton and Forward at Concord CityPlace, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor G.L.17

Of the two side-by-side developments, Forward's end of the combined garage is slightly further along, with most of the walls and support columns now in place. The 30-storey tower will include 352 units, ranging in size from 500 ft² to 1,038 ft².

Newton, Forward, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects,Concord Adex, TorontoBelow-grade construction for Forward at Concord CityPlace, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor G.L.17

At the west end of the site, formwork has appeared for the first supporting columns and walls of the lowest level. The 18-storey Newton will eventually add 189 units to the neighbourhood, as well as the addition of retail spaces on the ground level of its three-storey podium, fronting onto Bathurst Street.

Newton, Forward, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects,Concord Adex, TorontoFirst below-grade level underway at Newton (background), image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor G.L.17

Once complete, residents of Newton and Forward will enjoy amenity spaces appointed by LIV Interiors, including spaces fostering creativity such as a music studio, an art studio, a photography studio, and a dance studio. Residents of both developments will also have access to the gym and lifestyle amenities found at Quartz's neighbouring Prisma Club. These two towers will be among the last developed in the CityPlace community, with just Blocks 22 and 31 awaiting redevelopment. Wheels are already in motion, meanwhile, for the West Block Est. 1928 and LakeShore Towers project just south of the Gardiner Expressway.

Newton, Forward, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects,Concord Adex, TorontoRendering of Forward (right) and Newton (left), image courtesy of 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.