Taking shape as part of Phase 3 in the Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) and The Daniels Corporation's revitalization of Toronto's Regent Park neighbourhood, construction is well past the halfway mark on 10- and 29-storey towers at Dundas and River Streets. Featuring architecture by RAW Design, the complex is known as Block 27 in Regent Park Planning-speak. When we last checked in on them back in March, work was in underway on the taller west tower’s 10th floor, while a mechanical penthouse was taking shape for the 10-storey west building. Since then, the taller tower has risen to a height of 20 storeys, while the shorter building has topped out following the forming of its mechanical penthouse level.

Regent Park revitalization, Block 27, Daniels, TCHC, Toronto, RAW DesignBlock 27 at Regent Park, image by Forum contributor skycandy

With forming for the shorter tower complete, and two thirds complete for the taller 29-storey tower, the installation of the development's exterior envelope has commenced. The main exterior expression of sandblasted and polished precast panels is well underway, with new photos showing off the cladding's range of neutral white, grey, and black tones.

Regent Park revitalization, Block 27, Daniels, TCHC, Toronto, RAW DesignBlock 27 at Regent Park, image by Forum contributor skycandy

The precast panels now cover the lower levels of the 29-storey tower, and the bulk of the 10-storey mid-rise to the west. Adding to the design, a combination of coloured metal and back-painted glass spandrel panels, vision glass, and pre-finished aluminum louvres will make up the remaining exterior expressions, and are now apparent on the lower levels of the mid-rise building.

Regent Park revitalization, Block 27, Daniels, TCHC, Toronto, RAW DesignBlock 27 at Regent Park, image by Forum contributor skycandy

With only 9 levels left to form of the taller tower, Block 27 is expected to top out on the Regent Park skyline in the coming months. Once complete, the two buildings will respectively add 181 and 95 rental units to the revitalized community.

Regent Park revitalization, Block 27, Daniels, TCHC, Toronto, RAW DesignBlock 27 at Regent Park, image retrieved from submission to City of Toronto

Additional information and renderings of the project can be found in Block 27's Database file, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum thread, or leave a comment using the field provided at the bottom of this page.