It was mid-March when UrbanToronto Forum contributor G.L.17 captured the first signs of forming of the first tower floor at Tridel's Ten York Street Condos in Toronto's emerging South Core area. In the weeks that have followed, swift progress has been made on the slender residential floors of the 65-storey, Wallman Architects-designed condominium development.
In the weeks since our last update, the building's Automatic Climbing System (ACS) has been installed and is now operational. This system of self-climbing formwork utilizes hydraulic power to rise at the pace of building construction, replacing the need for the tower crane to manually "fly" formwork from one level to the next as repetitive floor layouts are constructed. The red, Tridel-branded ACS is clearly visible in the most recent images of the project.
Other details continue to take shape, including the recent installation of red-painted steel framing around the building's future double-height lobby space fronting onto York Street. The frame will eventually support the exterior cladding for the podium.
Now standing at a height of 12 storeys, Ten York is making its impact known from various vantage points around the neighbourhood. The project is also turning the heads of motorists passing by on the Gardiner Expressway and the Yonge-Bay-York offramp, where its wedge-shaped podium and slender tower floors are most prominent.
The project will rise 224 metres (735 feet) into the Toronto skyline, soon to take a prominent position in popular city views from the Toronto Islands. Once complete, Ten York will add 725 new condominium units to the increasingly dense South Core area, putting residents within minutes by foot from Union Station and the Financial District, as well as cultural destinations like the nearby Harbourfront district. A future PATH connection in the adjacent Sun Life Financial Tower to the east will further improve pedestrian connectivity in the immediate area.
Additional information and renderings of Ten York can be found in the project's dataBase file, 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.