Homebuilder Great Gulf Homes has been responsible for a number of quite significant residential condominium buildings in Toronto since they entered the high rise market. The Morgan, 18 Yorkville, X Condo and more have all garnered more than the usual amount of attention owing to the company's emphasis on striking architecture. Great Gulf's One Bloor remains one of the most anticipated construction starts in the city. Meanwhile, on King Street east of Spadina, Great Gulf is in the midst of building Charlie Condominiums, to the east of The Hudson, another earlier Great Gulf property. Both Charlie and The Hudson, are Diamond + Schmitt Architects designs.
Here is the modernist tower, rising to a total of 36 storeys, at the corner of King and Charlotte Streets (hence the name Charlie).
The building's Lobby. Interior design is by Cecconi Simone.
A closer view of the the base shows the podium portion topped by outdoor amenities more clearly. Landscaping is by Janet Rosenberg + Associates.
The plan of the amenities on the 7th Floor
View of amenity rooms, as titled...
Marketing began in March 2008, while excavation started in October 2009. The pit reached bottom and the crane was installed in March 2010. Charlie is now at ground level. UrbanToronto member Jasonzed captured these images of the construction site over the last two weeks. First, the view past The Hudson from the corner of King and Spadina.
A view east across the site.
The southeast view, with TAS and Lifetime's M5V in the left background.
A view west, with The Hudson in the left background, and LambDevCo's Gläs on the right.
All other images courtesy of Great Gulf Homes/Diamond + Schmitt Architects
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|Related Companies:||Baker Real Estate Inc., Cecconi Simone, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Great Gulf, Isotherm Engineering Ltd., Janet Rosenberg + Studio, Ketchum, RJC Engineers, TUCKER HIRISE Construction|