Now reaching a height of 17 storeys in Toronto's South Core area, Tridel's wedge-shaped Ten York Street Condos is beginning to make its presence felt from various vantage points within the surrounding blocks. As the 65-storey, Wallman Architects-designed condominium development continues to grow taller, the first elements of its exterior envelope are now materializing, providing insight into the eventual look of this new residential tower.

Ten York Street Condos, Tridel, Wallman Architects, TorontoTen York Street viewed from an adjacent office tower, image by Marcus Mitanis

Prior to the start of cladding installation, the tower achieved a few milestones over the course of 2016, including the start of tower floor forming in mid-March and the subsequent May installation of the building's Automatic Climbing System (ACS). The first panels of podium cladding were spotted in late-June, followed by the first panels of tower cladding in early-July. The podium levels are now being clad with capless unitized curtain wall shadow box panels interspersed with white pre-finished aluminum piers. Some windows are hidden amongst the shadow box panels: the glass sections all have a bird-friendly frit pattern. 

Ten York Street Condos, Tridel, Wallman Architects, TorontoPodium and tower cladding on the south side of Ten York, image by Forum contributor Atlantis

Curtain wall windows will cover most of the tower, except for 4 bays in the middle of the north and south sides of the tower. Each bay will feature two window sets with vertical angled fins featuring a platinum coloured finish running between them. The windows are modified window wall panel with operable window in the centre, and horizontal bands of shadow box at slab level. While only a few of these glazing panels and fins have been installed to date, the cladding now in place hints at the textured effect that will be created by the fins on the north and south sides of the tower.

Ten York Street Condos, Tridel, Wallman Architects, TorontoWindow wall cladding on Ten York, image by Forum contributor Atlantis

Back at ground level we get a better look at the shadow boxes and the aluminum piers. Wiring can be seen dangling beneath every second vertical pier (below), to be used as part of the nighttime lighting system.

Ten York Street Condos, Tridel, Wallman Architects, TorontoGround level and above, under construction at Ten York by Tridel, image by UT Forum contributor TheKingEast

Around on the east side of Ten York's podium, the structure includes a red metal frame which will serve as the support for the unitized curtain wall clear glass panels which will make up the lobby's exterior. Prior to the installation of glazing, the steel supporting structure will be painted in a platinum colour to match the cladding being used elsewhere on the podium and the tower above.

Ten York Street Condos, Tridel, Wallman Architects, TorontoEast side of Ten York's podium, image by Marcus Mitanis

A new rendering supplied by Wallman Architects reflects a departure from the podium's lobby design as shown in pre-construction marketing material , illustrating the final plan for how this space will look upon completion. Older renderings (which can be found in our dataBase file for Ten York) showed a chamfered northeast corner, now replaced with this simpler jewel box design.

Ten York Street Condos, Tridel, Wallman Architects, TorontoWest-facing rendering of Ten York's lobby, image courtesy of Wallman Architects

The tower will stretch 224 metres (735 feet) into the Toronto skyline, topping off just shy of the nearby 743-foot east tower of Ïce Condominiums, and will be the second tallest structure on the South Core skyline upon completion. Ten York will add 725 new condominium units to the South Core area, putting its residents within easy walking distance of Union Station and the Financial District, as well as the numerous sporting and cultural attractions found within the South Core and Harbourfront areas.

Ten York Street Condos, Tridel, Wallman Architects, TorontoRendering of Ten York among surrounding context, image courtesy of Tridel

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.