Heritage preservation begins in earnest at Five St. Joseph condos as seen in this picture by UrbanToronto forum member androiduk. Bracing is starting to go up along St Joseph street to protect this wall during construction of the 45 storey condominium. This will be the largest facade retention to ever take place in Toronto.

Image by androiduk

The preservation work is being overseen by ERA Architects with Hariri Pontarini Architects handling the new design. Here's what to expect upon completion. The area to the bottom right of the render is the area depicted above. 

Five St. Joseph Rendering

Graywood Developments and MOD Developments are developing this project. Good to see them take historical preservation seriously. 

Related Companies:  Baker Real Estate Inc., Cecconi Simone, DeepRoot Green Infrastructure, Diamond Corp, ERA Architects, Five St. Joseph Developments, Graywood Developments, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Janet Rosenberg + Studio, L.A. Inc., MOD Developments Inc., PRO-BEL, Tricon Capital Group Inc.