Two months ago we reported on the progress to date of the Mies van der Rohe-inspired X2 Condominiums, just then getting the first of its TD Centre-style glazing. Since that time, much progress has been made on the construction of this the Bloor-Yorkville area condo.

X2 Condos under construction, image by UT forum member dt_toronto_geek

The black-mullioned glazing is now mostly complete on the complex's eight-storey podium, and the tower, heading to an ultimate height of 49 storeys, is now peeking out above its mid-rise yellow-brick neighbours to the south and west.

X2 Condos under construction, image by UT forum member dt_toronto_geek

In the image above, the glazing now rises as far as the double-height units on the building's seventh and eighth floors. Above that is another high floor; this one is where the bulk of the building's amenities will be located, with easy access to the rooftop deck of the podium. At the top of the image you can see the typical floors of the condo tower now rising.

Retail space for X2 Condos, image by UT forum member dt_toronto_geek

Back at ground level, on the Jarvis Street side of the complex, the building's first floor has been built high enough to house a future grocery store. The thick concrete columns and beams mean that loads from the floors above have been transfered into these larger than normal columns, more widely spaced to open up as much space as possible between them. There has been no announcement to date of which retailer or retailers you can expect to see in this space yet, but you can expect that UrbanToronto will report as soon as we hear.

X2 Condominiums, image courtesy of Great Gulf Homes and Lifetime Developments

Stay tuned on UrbanToronto for further updates on the development of the X2 Condominiums as construction progress over the coming months. For more information and renderings on the project, check out our dataBase page linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Click on one of the associated Forum thread links, or leave a comment in the space provided on this page.

Related Companies:  Baker Real Estate Inc., Cecconi Simone, Great Gulf, Isotherm Engineering Ltd., Janet Rosenberg + Studio, Ketchum, Lifetime Developments, TUCKER HIRISE Construction, Wallman Architects