Fly Condos by Empire Communities reached its 24-storey maximum height in late summer, and work is now progressing on its exterior glass cladding. Located at 352 Front Street West, Fly joins a large number of developments in in its immediate area, such as 300 Front Street West a few doors down, as well as the major overhaul of John Street to the east with projects like Festival Tower and TIFF Bell Lightbox, and Pinnacle on Adelaide.
Fly Condos as seen from Charlotte Street:
Fly Condos as seen from Spadina Avenue:
In this image taken from just north of King and Spadina, the pace and density of development in the neighbourhood is evident. The towers that serve as a backdrop to Fly Condos here have been built in the last five years or so. Fly will likely be blocked from this angle in the coming years, as the the corner is slated for a redevelopment project known as 401-415 King West Condos.
Fly is one of the smaller projects in a long list of high-rise developments that have popped up in the area over the last few years, as most towers have been approved for over 40 storeys in height. It has gone from a hole in the ground as of last August to topping off at 24 storeys just over a year later. An impressive construction schedule, but there is plenty of work still to be done on the cladding and interior.
Foundation for Fly Condos in August 2011:
When it is move-in ready, the Graziani & Corazza Architects-designed Fly Condos will offer residents and guests some great amenities such as a pool, roof deck, sauna, move room, party room, and even a multi-media studio.