Over three years since a November 2015 ground breaking marked the start of construction for Great Gulf's 46-storey Yonge & Rich project, work is steadily progressing on the architectsAlliance and Graziani + Corazza Architects-designed tower at Richmond and Victoria streets in Downtown Toronto.

Yonge & Rich, Great Gulf, Toronto, architectsAlliance, Graziani + CorazzaLooking southeast to Yonge & Rich, image by Ryan Debergh

The project's sizeable excavation bottomed out by May 2017, and by Summer 2018, forming of the site's seven-level underground garage had risen back up to grade. When we last checked in on construction at the end of January, the building’s four-storey podium had just reached structural completion, while the first signs of the recessed tower volume had begun to materialize above. At its tallest point, the structure now stands eight levels high, forming an L-shaped footprint wrapping around a pair of retained heritage buildings along Victoria and Lombard streets.

Yonge & Rich, Great Gulf, Toronto, architectsAlliance, Graziani + CorazzaLooking northeast to Yonge & Rich, image by Ryan Debergh

The latest photo update also includes a first glimpse at the building’s exterior finishes along the podium’s Lombard Street frontage. While still covered in dust and construction residue, these precast concrete panels will take on a richer tone once cleaned. Vertical piers of this precast will be applied in a randomized pattern across the podium's second, third, and fourth levels.

Yonge & Rich, Great Gulf, Toronto, architectsAlliance, Graziani + CorazzaPrecast concrete on Yonge & Rich, image by Ryan Debergh

Additional information and images can be found in our database file for the project, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum thread, or leave a comment in the field provided at the bottom of this page.

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