It has been a few months since we last provided an update on the construction of Concert Properties88 Scott, a 58-storey, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed condominium development currently rising at the transition from Toronto's Financial District to the historic St. Lawrence neighbourhood. We took our last in-depth look at the project back in December, when the tower had reached a height of 12 storeys above the intersection of Wellington and Scott Streets.

88 Scott Street, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group88 Scott viewed from the west on Wellington, image by UT Forum contributor Razz

In the time since our last update, the tower has risen another ten storeys, while exterior details are now making an impact on both the rebuilt historic podium and the modern tower floors above. The 5-storey podium will feature a reinstallation of the 1951-built Royal and Sun Alliance building's facade. It occupied the site up until 2013, and its limestone and granite cladding began to reappear again in late-February, very true to the original building's appearance prior to demolition, but in better condition now.

88 Scott Street, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI GroupStone at the base of 88 Scott, image by UT Forum contributor Ryan_T

The podium levels will contain 68,000 square feet of office and retail space, to be known by its address at 20 Wellington Street East. The west end of the podium's Wellington Street frontage is currently being clad in a curtain wall glazing system, which will act as a modern counterbalance to the heritage podium elements to the east.

88 Scott Street, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group20 Wellington Street East glazing installation, image by UT Forum contributor Razz

While the remainder of the podium is now seeing the installation of windows and insulation, exterior details are also coming together for the development's residential component. Much of the podium's north end has been finished in a combination of precast concrete and dark-tinted punched windows framed in dark mullions.

88 Scott Street, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI GroupPrecast and windows on 88 Scott, image by UT Forum contributor kris

Window wall will be installed up the full height of the tower, with vertical piers of precast concrete are now visible stretching up to the tenth level, soon to be followed by the glazing.

88 Scott Street, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI Group88 Scott, image by UT Forum contributor ChesterCopperpot

When complete in 2017, the development will add 525 new condominium units to the area east of the Financial District.

88 Scott Street, Concert Properties, Page + Steele / IBI GroupRendering of 88 Scott Street, image courtesy of Concert Properties

We will return with additional updates as construction continues for the new development. In the meanwhile, additional information and renderings can be found in our dataBase file for the project, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the project's associated Forum threads, or leave a comment using the space provided at the bottom of this page.

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