Construction has crossed a major milestone at the site of BazisMetropia, and RioCan's E Condos, as the Rosario "Roy" Varacalli-designed development's taller 58-storey south tower has reached grade at the northeast corner of Yonge and Eglinton in Midtown Toronto.

E Condos, Bazis, Metropia, RioCan, Toronto, Rosario "Roy" VaracalliAerial view of the south tower captured from the west, image by Jack Landau

The project's excavation was completed in mid-2015, followed by the first upward construction in October 2015, when a hefty 3,300 cubic metre concrete pour was placed to form the foundation for the south tower. Now six months later, and the first above-grade forms have been put in place for a stairwell centrally situated on the project's ground level.

E Condos, Bazis, Metropia, RioCan, Toronto, Rosario "Roy" VaracalliAerial view of the south tower captured from the west, image by Jack Landau

Most of the ground floor slab is already in place to the south, and as of April 27, crews were hard at work at the north end of the 8 Eglinton tower footprint, installing the last bunches of rods for the rebar cage into which liquid concrete will be placed to complete the ground level floor slab.

E Condos, Bazis, Metropia, RioCan, Toronto, Rosario "Roy" VaracalliSouth-facing view of the south tower's ground floor, image by Jack Landau

Back in January, a crane base was installed for the the 34-storey rental tower fronting onto Roehampton Avenue, priming that part of the site for skyward construction too. In the time since our last update, all walls and supporting columns have been formed for the tower's first below-grade level, while forming and rebar installation has begun for the second below-grade level at the west end of the pit.

E Condos, Bazis, Metropia, RioCan, Toronto, Rosario "Roy" VaracalliBelow-grade levels taking shape for the development's north tower, image by Jack Landau

Once completed, the E Condos development will add hundreds of both condominium and rental units to the rapidly-intensifying Yonge and Eglinton area, connecting its residents to the reconfigured Eglinton Station on the TTC's Line 1 and the coming Crosstown LRT, set to open in the years following this development's completion.

E Condos, Bazis, Metropia, RioCan, Toronto, Rosario "Roy" VaracalliAerial view of the site captured from the west, image by Jack Landau

We will be back to watch E Condos as it begins its ascent into Midtown's sky, but in the meantime, 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 associated Forum threads, or leave a comment using the space provided at the bottom of this page.