The continuing growth spurt in Toronto’s Entertainment District has produced several high-rise condominiums over the past few years, with many more currently progressing through the planning and construction stages. Just a short half-block south of the vibrant King and John intersection, home of the TIFF Bell Lightbox and undoubtedly the cultural and commercial epicentre of the neighbourhood, a new condominium project by Graywood Developments and Beaverhall Homes called The Mercer is getting ready to make its mark on the area.

The Mercer construction site as seen from Mercer Street west of John, image by Jack Landau

Since the installation of both tower cranes towards the end of April, work on the 33-storey development has made significant progress, with concrete and steel rapidly pushing towards street level. Currently, work is ongoing on the final underground floor, and in the coming months we should begin to see building’s podium take shape.

The Mercer rising towards street level, image by Jack Landau

The large podium floorplate of the BBB Architects-designed project will rise five storeys before giving way to the narrow tower floors above.  Retail space will be included on the podium’s ground floor frontage, adding even more life to the area’s already bustling side streets.

The Mercer rising towards street level, image by Jack Landau

Construction progress at The Mercer, image by Jack Landau

Once complete, the 415-unit condominium development will feature a unique lobby with a living wall, in addition to amenities like media rooms, a fitness centre with a spa area, a lounge, and large multifunctional spaces for cooking, dining, events and parties. 

Rendering of The Mercer

We will be sure to return for future updates as construction work continues on The Mercer. In the meantime, please visit our dataBase page, linked below, for additional information including building facts, renderings and floorplans. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads, or voice your opinion in the comments section provided below.

Related Companies:  BBB Architects, Beaverhall Homes, DesignAgency, Graywood Developments, Milborne Group, Montana Steele, tcgpr (The Communications Group), Terraplan/Studio TLA