Construction of the first phase of The Kip District, a master-planned community by Concert Properties in the Toronto suburb of Etobicoke, recently passed a milestone at its site on Dundas Street near Kipling subway station. In the time since the early July ground breaking for the new community, a quickly executed two-storey-deep excavation has allowed a hammerhead tower crane to go into operation already.

Tower crane at The Kip District, image by Forum contributor PMTTower crane at The Kip District, image by Forum contributor PMT

Designed by Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, the below-grade structures of The Kip District's 28-storey first phase tower are now rising at the west end of the new community. This section of the site—now fully excavated—will make up a portion of the large, two-storey below-grade parking garage that will eventually underpin the entire site. Currently little more than a collection of vertical supports rising from gravel substrate, the P2 concrete slab will soon be poured.

Tower crane and below-grade progress at The Kip DistrictTower crane and below-grade progress at The Kip District, image by Forum contributor PMT

Formerly occupied by a big-box Canadian Tire location, the Kip District site will be reintegrated into its Six Points surroundings with a new network of roadways and significant pedestrian infrastructure and landscaping. The development will boast five residential towers upon full buildout, with ground-floor retail to animate the neighbourhood close to Dundas Street, while the interior of the site will be focused around a central park and plaza, capable of supporting a range of programming from concerts to farmers' markets. 

Site plan of The Kip District, image courtesy of Concert PropertiesSite plan of The Kip District, image courtesy of Concert Properties

Additional information and renderings 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 field provided at the bottom of this page.

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