Construction continues to progress on the highly anticipated Hullmark Centre by Tridel and Hullmark. Located at the corner of Yonge and Sheppard, this development by Kirkor Architects is urbanizing the North York City Centre neighbourhood. The shorter 35-storey south tower has nearly topped off, and construction of the taller 49-storey north tower been progressing. After completion, the Hullmark Centre will be one of the tallest buildings in North York, along with the Emerald Park Condos, which will neighbour the complex with a 42-storey tower.
Complimenting the complex's residential units, the north tower will host the Hullmark Corporate Centre, which will feature ten floors of premium office space. Most of the 198 condominium office spaces have been sold, which comes as no surprise as the complex will have easy Highway 401 and direct TTC subway access. At ground level of the complex the podium will house a Whole Foods Market, attracting shoppers from a wide area to the Yonge and Sheppard intersection.
The Hullmark Centre will sit above Sheppard-Yonge Station, the third busiest subway station in Toronto. Direct indoor subway entrances will be built at opposite ends the complex, giving residents easy access to the Yonge and Sheppard lines. Along with other new development near the station, the Hullmark Centre should increase ridership on both lines, and will turn the intersection of Yonge and Sheppard into an even larger mid-city hub.
In mid-December, aluminum cladding was installed on the balconies of the first nine floors. Above the ninth floor, the residential balconies are lined with a transparent smoked glass. The Hullmark Centre will be clad with monotone charcoal gray panels across the majority of the building. Contrasting white strips will accent the towers' volumes.
Although the Hullmark Centre won't be fully completed until 2014, construction is moving fast, and the project is destined to make a significant mark on North York's skyline later this year.
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