This morning we attended the ground breaking for the new Emerald Park Condominiums. Consisting of two condominium towers – 42 storeys and 32 storeys – they are connected by a three-storey, mixed-use podium with direct access to the subway. Developed by Metropia, Bazis International, and Plaza and designed by Roy Varacalli, they are set to significantly reshape Yonge and Sheppard and the North York City Centre skyline.

The site this morning before the ceremony.

Barbara Lawlor, President of Baker Real Estate who led the sales effort. She indicated that a few units still remain. Click here for more info.

Michael Gold, President of Bazis International spoke excitedly about the project.

Project architect Roy Varacalli referred to blades of grass as an inspiration for the design.

And then to the official ground breaking.

From left to right: Purchaser, Barbara Lawlor - President, Baker Real Estate, Roy Varacalli - Bazis/architect, Tony Moro - TMG Builders, Michael Gold - President, Bazis, Howard Sokolowski - Metropia, Scott McLellan - Plaza, Veronika Beovich - Bazis, Michael Maneguzzi - TMG Builders, John Cho - Century 21 New Concept.

Site signage.

And finally what it should look like when completed. Can't wait!

This article was originally published in forum thread: Emerald Park Condos (NYCC, Bazis/Metropia/Plazacorp, 40 + 30s, Varacalli)

Related Companies:  Baker Real Estate Inc., Bazis, Bazis Group, Isotherm Engineering Ltd., Jablonsky, Ast and Partners, Metropia, Patton Design Studio, Plaza, Quest Window Systems, Rosario "Roy" Varacalli, TMG Builders