Cladding is marching its way up the façade of Library District Condominiums, a lively palette of dark green glass accented by blue, yellow and green spandrel stripes.

Blue and Green stripes colour Library District Condos, image by TOCondoGarden

Context Developments' latest project at Fort York Blvd just east of Bathurst St gets its name from the 15,000 square-foot Fort York Boulevard Public Library under construction at the base of the 29-storey tower. Celebrated as Toronto's 100th public library, it is a welcome community and social space for the neighbourhood. In keeping with the project's defining feature and signature amenity, the residential tower's lobby will include a wall stacked with books of every kind.

KPMB Architects' design was inspired by the abstraction of books lining a shelf and its vivid colours reflect the abundance of nearby green spaces such as Fort York, Canoe Landing Park and the future Mouth of the Creek Park, which will sit adjacent to the library. UT Forum member urbandreamer shares current construction photos of the complex, slated for completition in late 2013.

photo by UT forum member urbandreamer

The library's structural framing is in the works, and its roof construction is presently being laid. The design calls for a warm wood ceiling which will be visible to the exterior.

photo by UT forum member urbandreamer

Below is a street-level perspective of the building whose activity will animate the intersection and whose 2-storey volume will glow from within. 

Fort York Boulevard Public Library, rendering courtesy of KPMB Architects

The rooftop will be landscaped to blend into that of the overall site whose park will include angular pathways, ramps, steps and terraces.

Fort York Boulevard Public Library, rendering courtesy of KPMB Architects

Here's another angle of Library District Condominums, this shot by UT Forum member someMidTowner.

photo by UT forum member someMidTowner

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Related Companies:  Baker Real Estate Inc., Context Development, KPMB Architects, LiveRoof Ontario Inc