Post House Condos, part of the wave of residential and office development reshaping Toronto's most historic neighbourhood, is soon to make its mark on the east side of downtown. Taking its name from one the area's most important historic buildings, Toronto's First Post Office immediately next door, Post House Condos is set to rise a modest 21 storeys. Of course, our ideas of what is modest is changing; Post House's final height will pale in comparison to some of the other mammoth projects rising nearby like L Tower or 88 Scott.

Today we've got photos of the site from our very own Edward Skira, taken from the roof deck of Vu Condos, just to the west. The first photo below looks south and closely approximates the harbour view from the future Post House penthouse.

Future Post House penthouse view, image by Edward Skira

Below, two shots looking down onto the Post House site on George Street where construction continues.

Looking down on Post House, image by Edward Skira

Looking down on Post House, image by Edward Skira

When Post House is complete it will add 278 condo units to this growing area, ranging in size from 481 sqft to 885 sqft, with prices ranging from a modest-for-Downtown $319,990 up to $565,990. With private development like the Berczy and the King East Centre, and public works like the Market Street Redevelopment (well, that's private and public) and the St Lawrence Market North Redevelopment, the east side seems to be undergoing a rennaissance right now: we can expect to see more and more residents and businesses move back to where it all began for Toronto over the next few years.

Post House Condos, Rendering, image courtesy of Alterra

Post House aims to wrap up construction by about May 2014. In the meantime you can visit the UrbanToronto dataBase page or join the discussion in the Forum to learn more. Above is a rendering of what the project will look like when complete.

Related Companies:  Alterra Group of Companies, Bird Construction Company, Castlepoint Numa, Cityzen Development Group, Claude Cormier + Associés, Colliers International, Concert Properties, Diamond Schmitt Architects, DTAH, EQ Building Performance Inc., ERA Architects, Fernbrook Homes, First Gulf, IBI Group, Ketchum, Kramer Design Associates Limited, Milborne Group, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Paul Raff Studio, Pellow + Associates Architects, Schollen & Company, Stephenson Engineering, Studio Daniel Libeskind, Studio Munge, Taylor Smyth, Terraplan/Studio TLA, U31, Urban Strategies Inc., Wallman Architects, Woodcliffe Properties, WZMH Architects