Only a small crew on site working on landscaping. A 2nd entrance will be going into the plaza on the east side of the current one, with landscaping for the old and new area east of it to the Beamish street. The new land area between Beamish and Kipling will house at least 3 towers.
Some work was taking place on the south side but not sure what as the crew was standing around.
The road curb on the north side will have to be move out from the plaza to Auckland to match the new Dundas Rd.
More up on site
I can't believe they actually sprung for ornamental streetlights. It's not the most inspired design, but it looks like they were actually designed as opposed to being purely utilitarian fixtures like the ones on Bloor Street in Yorkville.
Short answer is Yes but probably not in an obvious way. Developers will take a couple years to figure out what is still selling and any design adjustments necessary.
There are scenarios where everybody leaves the city. If you can live in Whistler BC with a downtown Toronto banker salary; why wouldn't you? I can also see the land being more valuable. If people work from home ~3 days per week, larger units (2 bed + 2 office) may be in demand.
We might even see a move to a shared office space as a condo amenity like the shared exercise and party rooms; buildings without work-from-home accommodations may have less value (like those with 8 foot ceilings).
^Keep in mind that a) Tory has promised that Six Points will have a substantial component of “affordable housing” and b) the area is designated as a City Centre, implying some element of mixed use as opposed to “condos, condos, condos” and c) so far, the land is still city-owned.
Between changes in what will sell post- Covid, and the need to reconcile some diverging development goals, I suspect that developing this area will take forever and be hugely controversial.
Or maybe the usual Etobicoke politics will prevail, the developers will set the tune, and the politicians will roll over on city building.