Construction reached a major milestone today at the St. Clair Avenue West site of BLVD Developments and Lifetime Developments' The Code Condos, with the start of the dismantling and removal process for the 9-storey condominium development's tower crane. With the structure topped off and almost fully clad, the removal of the tower crane will be among the last major milestones visible to passersby on St. Clair.

The Code Condos, Toronto, BLVD Developments, Lifetime DevelopmentsThe Code Condos viewed from the east on St. Clair, image by Jack Landau

Work began early this morning with the closing of a portion of Parkwood Avenue, north of St. Clair, to park the sizeable mobile crane.

The Code Condos, Toronto, BLVD Developments, Lifetime DevelopmentsMobile crane parked on Parkwood Avenue, image by Jack Landau

By around 10 AM, the crane disassembly was in full swing, with a portion of the tower apex having been removed and crews busy securing the crane's jib arm to the mobile rig. Once the jib arm was secured with chains, crews in safety harnesses manoeuvred their way onto the jib to disconnect its outermost section from the assembly, after which it was lowered onto Parkwood Avenue below.

The Code Condos, Toronto, BLVD Developments, Lifetime DevelopmentsCrane removal at The Code Condos, image by Jack Landau

Once safely lowered, the first section of jib arm was carefully loaded onto a waiting flatbed truck to be carted off-site.

The Code Condos, Toronto, BLVD Developments, Lifetime DevelopmentsCrane section being loaded onto flatbed truck, image by Jack Landau

The tower crane isn't the only construction-related element being removed from The Code's site today, as work is now underway on the removal of the temporary canopy and hoarding lining the project's St. Clair Avenue frontage.

The Code Condos, Toronto, BLVD Developments, Lifetime DevelopmentsTemporary pedestrian protection being removed, image by Jack Landau

Once completed, the Hariri Pontarini Architects-designed project will bring 10 two-storey townhomes and 108 condo units to this stretch of St. Clair. Residents will enjoy a number of Tomas Pearce Interior Design Consulting Inc-appointed amenity areas on the development's second floor, along with views across Sir Winston Churchill Park to Casa Loma's spires and the Downtown Toronto skyline.

The Code Condos, Toronto, BLVD Developments, Lifetime DevelopmentsThe Code Condos viewed from Sir. Winston Churchill Park, image by Jack Landau

As of the time of publishing around noon today, the process of The Code's crane disassembly is still ongoing.

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