While many out there (myself included) feel cheated out of a proper Canadian winter, our city's developers and construction companies sure aren't complaining. We've seen near year-round construction on most of the projects in the downtown core, and the relatively warm temperatures save extra expenditures in heating and wind blocking. One project which is well underway is Tableau — located at Peter Street and Richmond, the past little while it's seen a flock of shutterbugs on site, recording the demolition of the existing building.

Demolition begins at Tableau on February 28th, image by Red Mars

Previously a Pizzaville joint as well as nightclub venue, the site is being cleared to make way for Urban Capital, Malibu and Alit's 36-storey, 410 unit tower, designed by Wallman Architects. Forum members Red Mars, Atlantis and Androiduk have been snapping away at the demolition process, with those heavy machines making quick work on the structure.

Looking at the northwest corner of the site on march 4th, image by androiduk

Cross section cut of old structure on March 4th, image by Atlantis

Tableau will replicate the facade facing Peter Street into its podium, those floors to house 25,000 square feet of office space.

Demolition on March 7th, showing old structure with historic facade in background, image by Red Mars

With interiors by Cecconi Simone and street art by Shayne Dark, we're looking forward to seeing the final product upon completion. We're happy to see a formerly derelict intersection coming alive and intergrating into the urban fabric — kitty corner to Tableau is the much talked about Queen Richmond Centre West, sure to enliven the street during the day than the previous tenants were able to. For more renderings of Tableau and the QRC West, the dataBase listings are below.

Related Companies:  ALIT Developments, Allied Properties REIT, CBRE Toronto, Cecconi Simone, Claude Cormier + Associés, DeepRoot Green Infrastructure, DTZ Barnicke , Eastern Construction, Kramer Design Associates Limited, Malibu Investments, Milborne Group, Quest Window Systems, RJC Engineers, Stephenson Engineering, Sweeny &Co Architects Inc., The Mitchell Partnership Inc., Trillium Architectural Products, TUCKER HIRISE Construction, Urban Capital Property Group, Wallman Architects