Harhay Construction Management Limited continues to work on their Broadview Avenue loft project, preparing for occupancies this fall, after the recent topping off party at the site. UrbanToronto went on a tour of the project and got a number of photos.
The Ninety, with just over 220 units, is being built partially above a century-old four-storey office building while those offices remain occupied. The original purpose for the building was as a Coca Cola bottling plant, and the concrete pillars were strong enough to handle more floors on top. Instread of tearing down the structure as other developers proposed, Harhay liked the idea that the building provides a place for jobs and did not want to turf out any tenants. There were challenges and some inconveniences during construction, but the bulk of intrusions into the existing building are done.
Charles Gane of Core Architects led the design of the new portions of The Ninety, knitting new expanses of glass and concrete into the old with a brick wall to tie the components together. Harhay took advantage of every stepback in the building to provide wide, expansive terraces for purchasers of many units. Units without terrces have 6-foot-deep balconies.
A walk up an old staircase takes one from the original building up into the new one. A four-foot high hidden partial floor provides space to transfer loads from the new structure down through the old one.
A courtyard separates units in the north and south wings of the U-shaped structure.
The view west from The Ninety takes in the Downtown Toronto skyline.
Views from the north wing include Queen Street businesses with the city's uptown core beyond.
On the south side of the building, one owner will have a huge terrace with a CN Tower view, and the beautiful brick wall neighbouring of Broadview Lofts.
Chris Harhay, President of Harhay Construction Management Limited hosted our tour. Also on hand that day were Kathryn Schnurr, Director of Investments of Carttera Management Inc. an equity partner in the project, and Matt Outhwaite, Project Superintendent for The Ninety for Harhay. Harhay's experienced crew meanwhile enjoyed a barbecue to celebrate the topping off of the structure that day. Work continues on The Ninety, preparing for occupancy this fall.
UrbanToronto has just published an interview with Chris Harhay about the company's history and a new project, oneeleven Bathurst condominiums. You can find it in the links below, as well as our dataBase entry for The Ninety. Want to talk about the building? Choose one of the associated forum links.
|Related Companies:||Brad J. Lamb Realty, Carttera Private Equities, Core Architects, Harhay Developments, II BY IV DESIGN, Jablonsky, Ast and Partners|