In the time since our last construction update on North Drive InvestmentsThe High Park, the condominium development on Bloor across from Toronto's most famous park has come a long way. Construction of the Quadrangle-designed building recently topped off at a final height of 11 storeys, and cladding installation has now sealed off roughly half of the structure.

The High Park condo, 1990 Bloor West, North Drive Investments, QuadrangleThe High Park viewed from the public space of the same name, image by Craig White

Cladding now reaches as high as the 6th floor of the mid-rise, covering most of the building's lower volume. The High Park's exterior envelope will consist of a combination of white brick and reflective window wall panels framed in thin, dark mullions. Additional finishes will include a durable composite cementitious material that replicates the warmth and texture of wood.

The High Park condo, 1990 Bloor West, North Drive Investments, QuadrangleCladding rising on The High Park, image by Craig White

A closer look at the fenestration underlines its reflective qualities, as well as the arrangement of mullions and placement of vents. In contrast to most heavily glazed buildings rising in Toronto today where back-painted glass spandrel is used in quantity to hide interior walls, there do not appear to be any such panels used on The High Park, giving the exterior a clean, harmonious look.

The High Park condo, 1990 Bloor West, North Drive Investments, QuadrangleWindow wall cladding on The High Park, image by Craig White

The completed development will add 104 new homes to the High Park area, anchored by a 359 m² retail space at ground level. 

The High Park condo, 1990 Bloor West, North Drive Investments, QuadrangleRendering of The High Park, image courtesy of North Drive Investments

We will keep you updated as construction continues. In the meantime, check out The High Park’s newly updated dataBase file, linked below, complete with several additional new renderings including those which place the building in context across from High Park itself. Want to get involved in the conversation? Join in the discussion on our Forum, or share your thoughts in the comments section provided below.