The Daniels' Corporation's Cinema Tower continues its rise out of the ground at the corner of Widmer and Adelaide streets in Downtown Toronto. The pouring of concrete at Cinema, which will eventually be 43 storeys tall, is just below, at, or just above ground level now, depending on where you look, at the complicated complex. Cinema Tower's foundation includes a gradually descending parking garage which drops to four levels. At ground level Cinema tower will feature not only its double-storey lobby, and retail facing Adelaide Street, but also a ground-floor performance space managed by the city’s cultural arts organization, ArtScape. Above the ground floor, another four levels of parking will gradually ascend the podium, hidden behind a screen of staggered windows and textured precast.

Cinema Tower's podium when complete, image courtesy of the Daniels Corporation

Right now, the central portion of the ground floor is being poured. While the north end is still one level below, the main entrance columns and the elevator core to the second floor are already being poured. Here's what the site looked like just over a week ago from Cinema Tower's sister, Festival Tower:

Cinema Tower construction site, image by Craig White

The image below of the scale model shows how the upper and lower garage entrances will work, tucked in behind Cinema Tower's main facades, on the east-west and north-south lanes that will separate it from its neighbours.

Upper and Lower Garage entrances to Cinema Tower, image by Craig White

Here's a last look the Cinema Tower's below ground levels, now being capped.

Cinema Tower construction site, image by Craig White

Meanwhile, with the Toronto International Film Festival coming up, Daniels is reminding people of one of the greatest reasons to consider a home here: unit owners at Cinema Tower will have a 3-year membership to TIFF Bell Lightbox, with exclusive perks and special privileges such as events held in Cinema Tower’s technologically advanced screening room, and early access to tickets for TIFF Bell Lightbox events, including the Toronto International Film Festival, before they go on sale to the public.

To celebrate this, a special collection of suites - the Legends of Cinema series - will be available during a one-day only sale in September. Registrations for this are being taken at the project's website, which you will find linked in out dataBase entry for Cinema Tower. The entry also features a new rendering of the tower's full-court, fully-equipped gymnasium, and much more information. To take a look, click the dataBase link below.

Related Companies:  City Life Realty Ltd., HOK, Jablonsky, Ast and Partners, Kirkor Architects Planners, Montana Steele, NAK Design Strategies, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, tcgpr (The Communications Group), The Daniels Corporation