With occupancy now underway, construction is winding down at Tableau Condos, a 36-storey Wallman Architects-designed condominium development in Toronto's Entertainment District. The project by Urban Capital Property GroupMalibu Investments, and ALIT Developments brings a strong presence to the Richmond and Peter intersection. Already featuring a public piazza—sheltered from the street by an expansive colonnade—and a replicated historic façade, the project's street level will soon be complemented by a dramatic art installation.

Tableau, Urban Capital, Malibu Investments, ALIT Developments, Shayne DarkRendering of the completed podium, image courtesy of Urban Capital

Among the podium's most striking contributions to the streetscape, a public art installation by artist Shayne Dark will add a bold shot of colour to the mix. Dubbed 'Nova,' the art installation will take the form of a series of green poles positioned at various angles, similarly to Dark's 'Double Vision' and 'Double Take' installations found at the Rudy Wallman-designed X and X2 Condos. Unlike Dark's aforementioned installations, however, Nova will pierce through an opening in the table-top podium structure's east end, allowing the installation to have a presence at both street level and the podium-topping outdoor amenity area. 

Tableau, Urban Capital, Malibu Investments, ALIT Developments, Shayne Dark'Nova' rising through the podium roof, image courtesy of Urban Capital

The first elements of Nova were spottedy UrbanToronto Forum contributor achender on Monday morning at the base of the development, suggesting that installation of the 90-foot sculpture is imminent.

Tableau, Urban Capital, Malibu Investments, ALIT Developments, Shayne DarkFirst elements of Shayne Dark's 'Nova' at the base of Tableau, image by Forum contributor achender

Once installed, Nova will be a signature element within what could be a dynamic public space, serving as a street level landmark for residents of Tableau's 410 residential suites, as well as tenants of the podium's 25,000 ft² of office space and ground floor retail space.

Tableau, Urban Capital, Malibu Investments, ALIT Developments, Shayne DarkTableau Condominiums as seen in late-June, image by Jack Landau

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