With hundreds of millions of dollars pouring in to the West Don Lands, new life is springing up with each passing day in this former industrial sector. With Waterfront Toronto leading the charge on numerous projects like the recently opened Corktown Common or the massive construction work undergoing on the Pan Am Games Village, this recently disused area is now setting itself up as a new destination for Torontonians.

The West Don Lands is not just full of public works projects though, it also has a growing number of private residential buildings, the first of which is River City. Under development by Urban Capital, River City's first phase is now wrapping up construction. We have recent photos of the site courtesy of some UT Forum contributors.

River City seen from Corktown Common, image by MafaldaBoy

River City Condos under construction, image by MafaldaBoy

Initial Occupancy has already begun in phase one's mid-rise building on River Street, while the tower on King Street East will be the next to be finished. Designed by Saucier + Perrotte of Montreal with ZAS Architects of Toronto, phase one contains 350 residential units. As well as having quick access to the growing number of impressive neighbourhood amenities, residents will also have access to onsite amenities like a pool, media lounge, and party room.

River City Condos construction, iImage by MafaldaBoy

River City Condos construction, iImage by MafaldaBoy

Phase two now has its crane in place. It will contain 248 units housed in three conjoined 12-storey mini towers. This white-clad phase will overlook the Don River.

The crane is in for Phase Two at River City, image by MafaldaBoy

Rumours are that sales for phase three will start up later this year. It will be the development's tallest phase, situated across Eastern Avenue to the south. A fourth phase, the smallest, will complete the development to the west of phase three. Once all four phases are complete, UrbanCapital hopes to have achieved a LEED Gold carbon-neutral status for the entire project. It would be the first in Canada for a project of this size.

River City rises above the Don River anti-flood landform, also under construction, image by Yonderbean

For more info on this project and to see some renderings of the upcoming phases, check out our dataBase listing below, or choose one of the associated Forum threads to join in on the discussion. You may also leave a comment on this page.

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