UT had a major update with renderings for Clear Spirit and the Gooderham about 6 months ago. So how close are we to seeing the real thing? How much progress has been made? It was time to return to Toronto's historic Distillery District to catch up.

Clear Spirit rises, view from Trinity Street, photo by Tyler Greenleaf

Looking like Casa's dented, edgy cousin (no surprises here - architectsAlliance also designed Casa as well as the three Distillery towers), the 40-storey Clear Spirit is starting to show its shape and wraparound balconies. It looks like it has about 29 storeys to go, plus the mechanical rooftop element.

Clear Spirit from west side, photo by Tyler Greenleaf

The four-storey podium sits prominently, but gently, on Tank House Lane.

Clear Spirit from Distillery Cherry Street entrance, photo by Tyler Greenleaf

From Cherry Street we can see the full east side profile of Clear Spirit.

Clear Spirit from Cherry Street, photo by Tyler Greenleaf

Next door, the dig for the 35-storey Gooderham Condo is in progress.

Clear Spirit podium and Gooderham Condo Dig, photo by Tyler Greenleaf

Two rackhouse facades are being maintained along Tank House Lane as the dig drops down. The outer walls of the rackhouses will be reconstructed later in the construction process (see rendering below).

Gooderham Condo pit with rackhouse facades, photo by Tyler Greenleaf

And as a preview of what is to come, here is the rendering for Clear Spirit Condo, courtesy of Cityscape and Dundee Realty:

And a rendering for Gooderham Condo, courtesy of Cityscape and Dundee Realty:

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Related Companies:  American Standard (part of Lixil Canada Inc.), architectsAlliance, Ava Janikowski Architect, Chase Architecture, Cityscape, Dream Unlimited, Isotherm Engineering Ltd., Jablonsky, Ast and Partners, TUCKER HIRISE Construction, WSP