With a remarkable number of new high-rise developments reshaping our city into a vertical metropolis, one specific downtown project has drawn significant interest throughout its construction process. Cityzen, Fernbrook and Castlepoint’s 58-storey L Tower, now in its late stages of construction at Yonge and Esplanade, has become an unmatched fan favourite among UrbanToronto readers. 

L Tower's south façade, image by Jack Landau

Since construction of the Studio Daniel Libeskind-designed condominium tower started in 2010, our reporters and forum contributors alike have been keeping a very close eye on the growth of a new iconic landmark. 

L Tower seen from the west side of Yonge Street just south of Front, image by Jack Landau

The soon-to-be-completed L Tower exhibits some uniquely eye-catching architectural details, including a prism-like podium, bulging northern façade, and of course the sloping roofline, leaving little wonder as to why the building is undoubtedly the most photographed construction project in the GTA.

L Tower's west façade, image by Jack Landau

With the L Tower now topped-off, work continues on interior spaces, and very obviously the installation of the impressive blue and white cladding.  While the south, east and west façades are being outfitted with window-wall cladding and frosted glass balconies, the curving northern façade of the building is sheathed in a sleek curtainwall system.

L Tower's curved north façade, image by Jack Landau

Cladding installation on the building’s north face has reached a particularly interesting milestone, with curtainwall panels now being applied to the curved portion towards the upper mid-section of the tower.

Cladding now being applied to the curved section of the north façade, image by Jack Landau

Factors like the curved profile and sloped roofline add to the L Tower’s massive contribution to Toronto’s ever expanding skyline.  Despite the fact that the project fails to make the “Top 5” for the city’s tallest, its unique architecture and highly visible location create a dramatic contribution to the skyline from various different angles.

L Tower viewed from the west, image by Jack Landau

L Tower viewed from Front and Church, image by Jack Landau

L Tower seen from the west side of Yonge Street just south of King, image by Jack Landau

For more information about the L Tower, please visit the UrbanToronto dataBase page, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Visit one of the associated Forum threads or voice your opinion in the comments section provided below.

Related Companies:  Castlepoint Numa, Cityzen Development Group, Claude Cormier + Associés, Fernbrook Homes, Milborne Group, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Studio Daniel Libeskind, Studio Munge