For many years, the street level view of the Yonge and College intersection has remained relatively untouched; specifically the northwest corner. Now with recent developments proposed and under construction, this area will have a much different look in the years to come. The nearly completed Karma Condos for instance has added new density with nearly 500 units spread through 50 floors. Shaping up beside its westerly neighbour is YC Condos, a mixed-use residential condominium set to rise 66 storeys with 600 units.

YC Condos, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto, Canderel Podium level framing along Yonge St, image by Greg Lipinski

Since demolition work began on the earlier 2-storey structure on the site back in early 2015, work has continued through the shoring and excavation process, progressing down five levels. Now, the Graziani + Corazza designed tower developed by Canderel has recently hit a milestone in reaching grade level as of late October. In the time since, construction workers have been busy framing and pouring the podium walls for the ground level.

YC Condos, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto, Canderel An overview of the ground floor, image by Forum contributor Benito

In the image above taken on October 26, and posted in the YC Condos Forum thread by contributor Benito, the majority of the ground level has been poured, while the southwest corner of the project is still shy of reaching grade. 

YC Condos, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto, Canderel Ground floor walls shaping up, image by Greg Lipinski

Sections of the second level framing have begun on the northeast corner of the site, while workers continue placing wall forms.

YC Condos, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto, Canderel View of the ground floor podium from Grenville St., image by Greg Lipinski

YC Condos, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto, Canderel Podium shaping up as seen from St. Luke Lane, image by Greg Lipinski

Once pouring of the podium's six floors are complete, the repeating floor plate pattern of the tower will allow the project to rise more rapidly into the skyline. The building was initially targeted for a 2017 completion, though it will likely be pushed to 2018. 

YC Condos, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Toronto, Canderel Rendering of YC Condos, image courtesy of Canderel

We will keep you updated as the construction progresses. Want to know more about YC Condos? UrbanToronto's database file for the project, linked below, includes more information and plenty of renderings. Want to leave your thoughts? Feel free to comment in the space provided below, or join in the conversation on our associated Forum thread.