Construction of Lifetime DevelopmentsThe Bond reached a major milestone this month, as the Core Architects-designed condominium tower has reached its final 42-storey height in Toronto's Entertainment District. This past Friday, representatives of the developer were on hand to congratulate crews from Skygrid Construction and other trades involved with the project, all of them celebrating with a topping-off party in the building's podium.

The Bond, Lifetime Developments, Toronto, Core ArchitectsThe Bond viewed from the west on Adelaide Street West, image by Jack Landau

The event provided the perfect opportunity for UrbanToronto to tour the new development. The Bond is bringing a total of 369 condominium units in a range of layouts which cater to a variety lifestyles. On the 8th floor, a future 1 bedroom + den model suite features an open layout bathed in ample natural light from a large east-facing floor-to-ceiling glass exposure.

The Bond, Lifetime Developments, Toronto, Core Architects1 bedroom + den unit at The Bond, image by Jack Landau

Like many units within the development's podium levels, this suite offers an expansive outdoor terrace, with views overlooking the surrounding Entertainment District. The outdoor spaces on the building's podium levels are all quite deep, with plenty of space for residents to turn into their back yards in the sky!

The Bond, Lifetime Developments, Toronto, Core ArchitectsOutdoor terrace, 1 bedroom + den unit at The Bond, image by Jack Landau

A handful of model suites are nearly complete, with cabinets and appliances in place. The three-bedroom, east-facing unit pictured below also offers an expansive outdoor space.

The Bond, Lifetime Developments, Toronto, Core ArchitectsThree-bedroom unit at The Bond, image by Jack Landau

Elsewhere within the development's podium, other units are still in a very raw state, including this lofty 7th floor unit, which features high ceilings and a large terrace on the west side of the building. With metal studs in place, this suite's plumbing and utilities will soon be hidden behind drywall.

The Bond, Lifetime Developments, Toronto, Core Architects7th floor unit taking shape at The Bond, image by Jack Landau

Residents will have access to a selection of amenity spaces on the 7th and 8th levels, featuring interiors by Tomas Pearce Interior Design. Golf enthusiasts living at The Bond will be able to hit the links without the associated drive to a golf course thanks to a high-tech golf simulator. An adjacent games room will offer plasma screen TVs with game consoles, while a custom-designed Billiards Room will also offer a place to do some unwinding.

The Bond, Lifetime Developments, Toronto, Core ArchitectsGames room at The Bond, image by Jack Landau

The 8th floor terrace, boasting a design by architects gh3, is where you'll find the project's pool and hot tub. The swimming pool is still in a raw state, with crews hard at work adding concrete and plaster to the edges of the pool, and pipes and conduits clearly visible for the pool's water and power.

The Bond, Lifetime Developments, Toronto, Core ArchitectsOutdoor pool taking shape at The Bond, image by Jack Landau

At the top of The Bond, a 42nd level penthouse will offer lucky residents dramatic views of the surrounding cityscape. For now, the space is still exposed to the elements and remains in a raw, unfinished form. At the time of our visit, window wall panels had recently been delivered, and were awaiting installation.

The Bond, Lifetime Developments, Toronto, Core ArchitectsCladding awaiting installation on the 42nd level of The Bond, image by Jack Landau

The video clip below documents the exterior hoist ride up to the top, and the impressive Toronto views that greet construction crews working on the upper levels.

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