The master planned community Concord CityPlace continues to grow into a vertical neighbourhood with the addition of two new developments under construction, Spectra and neighbouring Quartz. Soon to top off at 39 and 41 storeys respectively, RAW Design's Spectra to the north and Quartz to the south have already started to impact the community streetscape. Artist Katharine Harvey's Gardiner Streams now greets motorists on the Gardiner Expressway as they zip or crawl past the complex's Prisma Club podium.

Gardiner Streams by Katharine Harvey, image by Jack Landau

Both towers have progressed to their final few floors, and cladding is steadily rising towards their rooflines. Neutrally tinted glass framed in white mullions and spandrel can be seen on both towers, while Spectra differentiates itself with bold multicoloured strips running vertically up the tower.

Spectra at Concord CityPlace, image by Jack Landau

Quartz at Concord CityPlace, image by Jack Landau

At street level, Spectra's charcoal hued precast concrete podium finish is complemented by brightly coloured glazing facing out towards Fort York Boulevard.

Podium at Spectra, image by Jack Landau

Quartz's podium is finished almost identically to its fraternal twin, albeit with more subdued accent spandrels. The subdued colour scheme on Quartz provides a contrasting backdrop for the bold public art installation seen on the podium's southern face.

Quartz's podium with 'Gardiner Streams' art installation, image by Jack Landau

Dan Leckie Way frontage of Quartz's podium, image by Jack Landau

Amenity space for the two towers will be found in a shared building to be known as the Prisma Club. The space which will house the Prisma Club is currently under construction to the west of Quartz's podium. The wide span of the gym here is being constructed with structural steel as opposed to poured reinforced concrete found in the rest of the complex.

Future space for the Prisma Club shared amenity space, image by Jack Landau

Construction on Spectra and Quartz is scheduled for late December completion, but there is more on the way for Concord CityPlace. Concord Adex has two additional phases currently on the market; Newton at 18 storeys and Forward at 30 storeys. Both of these future developments will rise to the immediate west of Quartz and Spectra, just about completing CityPlace's westward expansion to Bathurst Street.

Forward at Concord CityPlace

Two pair will rise directly across Fort York Boulevard from a new Toronto Public Library branch and the soon to be built Mouth of the Creek Park.

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