In the little over eight months since Great Gulf and Hullmark celebrated ground breaking for their home: Power and Adelaide development, shoring and excavation have prepped the site of the new 21-storey Core Architects-designed development at Parliament and Adelaide in Toronto's Corktown area. With space carved out of the earth for the 3.5-level garage, a tower crane was recently erected to start hoisting in materials to form the underground levels.

 Power and Adelaide, Great Gulf, Hullmark, Core Architects, TorontoLooking north across the home: Power and Adelaide site, image by Forum contributor drum118

With the pit bottomed out—other than where an earthen ramp remains for the moment—the crane was installed earlier this month at the north end of the excavated pit, closest to Richmond Street. A portable crane was spotted las Monday, parked on Power Street, and assisting in the early stages of the crane assembly. The operation wrapped up later that day.

 Power and Adelaide, Great Gulf, Hullmark, Core Architects, TorontoCrane installation for home: Power and Adelaide, image by Forum contributor richsherb

Now, crews can begin laying rebar and pouring concrete into forms for the building's foundations and the start of the garage floors. Forming of the underground levels will take several months to complete. Once complete, the garage will provide 248 parking spots.

 Power and Adelaide, Great Gulf, Hullmark, Core Architects, TorontoLooking northeast across the home: Power and Adelaide site, image by Forum contributor drum118

The completed development will bring 507 condominium units to the regenerating area, ranging in area from 450 ft² to 1,300 ft² in one through three-bedroom layouts. At street level, 60,000 ft² of retail space and an enhanced public realm designed by landscape architects Ferris + Associates will knit the building into the surrounding urban fabric.

 Power and Adelaide, Great Gulf, Hullmark, Core Architects, Torontohome: Power and Adelaide, image courtesy Great Gulf/Hullmark

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