Before the first stage of work on Lifetime Development's new condominium tower at Davenport and McMurrich can start, what was there already had to come down first: Lifetime forwarded us some photos of the demolition that started last week.

The Yorkville Condominiums presentation centre before demolition, image courtesy of Lifetime Developments

First to go was the presentation centre for The Yorkville Condominiums at the north end of the site.

The Yorkville Condominiums presentation centre is demolished, image courtesy of Lifetime Developments

The Yorkville Condominiums presentation centre is demolished, image courtesy of Lifetime Developments

The south end of the site was the long-time home of Moriyama & Teshima Architects. Following their move to George Street in the St. Lawrence neighbourhood in December, their old offices were also ready to be cleared.

An excavator clears away the former Moriyama & Teshima office, image courtesy of Lifetime Developments

Remains of Moriyama & Teshima seen in front of the Four Seasons Hotel and Residences, image courtesy of Lifetime Developments

The site is clear and ready for The Yorkville Condominiums, image courtesy of Lifetime Developments

Now that demolition is complete, preparations for excavation, hopefully to begin in March, are proceeding. When all is said and done, the new Wallman Architects-designed 31-storey tower is expected to look like this:

The Yorkville Condominiums, design by Wallman Architects for Lifetime Developments

There are many more views of The Yorkville in UrbanToronto's dataBase listing for it, linked below, or if you want to get in on the discussion of this building, choose one of the associated Forum thread links.

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