It has been just over a year since we last checked in on construction for State Building Group and Madison Homes609 Avenue Road, a 19-storey Richmond Architects-designed condo tower underway on Avenue Road north of St. Clair in Midtown Toronto. At the time of our last update, excavation had wrapped up and a tower crane was being installed to start forming of the tower. 13 months later, and a lot has happened.

609 Avenue Road, State Building Group, Madison, Richmond Architects, Toronto609 Avenue Road, image by Edward Skira

Recently topped out at its final 66-metre height, installation of the building's cladding has begun. 609 Avenue Road is being clad in a mix of window wall with gray spandrel framed in slender mullions, while white precast concrete panels add vertical accents, currently stretching as high as the 10th floor.

609 Avenue Road, State Building Group, Madison, Richmond Architects, Toronto609 Avenue Road, image by Forum contributor Downtown Toronto

With forming of the tower wrapped up, cladding installation will continue to enclose the building over the next few months, allowing interior work on the condominium units and amenity spaces to progress as spaces are sealed off from the elements.

609 Avenue Road, State Building Group, Madison, Richmond Architects, Toronto609 Avenue Road, image by Edward Skira

609 Avenue Road will add 161 new condominium units to the neighbourhood, with unit sizes ranging between 500 ft² and 2,000 ft². The building will offer residents a selection of amenity spaces featuring interiors by Tomas Pearce, including a media lounge, a fitness centre, a pet wash station, a party room, a private dining room, and an outdoor rooftop amenity.

609 Avenue Road, State Building Group, Madison, Richmond Architects, Toronto609 Avenue Road, image courtesy of Madison/State Building Group

We will keep you updated as construction progresses. In the meantime, further information can be found in our database file, linked below. Want to share your thoughts? Leave a comment in the space provided on this page, or join one of the ongoing conversations in our associated Forum threads.