In our last update on the progression of Great Gulf's One Bloor East development, crews were hastily working on the lower floors that made up part of the the 75-storey building's podium. A few months later and the massive, curvy podium has increased in height by a few storeys.

Southeast view of One Bloor's podium, image by kotsy

Here is the official rendering by Hariri Pontarini Architects, taken from a similar vantage point.

Rendering depicting One Bloor East's podium from Yonge and Bloor

There is now construction focusing on the uppermost floor of the podium, sections of which will house some of the rooftop amenities. The oval cement planters and other features of the rooftop are being installed by crews while preparations are done to move the development past the podium onto the main tower.

Bird's-eye-view of One Bloor, image by LNahid2000

Close-up of rooftop planters, image by waterscapes-guy

In addition to the work on the rooftop portion of the podium, the installation of the glazing commenced and was photographed by some of our sharp-eyed Forum members. The cladding is set back from the edge of the floor plates, allow for spacious balconies with great views of the buzzing city below.

A shot of the cladding being installed, image by urbandreamer

Close-up of new cladding, image by urbandreamer

We are looking forward to One Bloor East's construction progressing onto the tower floors where development will occur at a faster clip compared to the massive podium. UrbanToronto will be keep you updated with this exciting development. Slated for completion next year, the $450 million, 844 foot tall project will bring 100,000 square-feet of new retail space and 789 residential units to Yonge and Bloor. Until then, additional project information, including building facts, renderings and floorplans, can be found in our dataBase file, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads, or voice your opinion using the comments section provided at the bottom of this page.

Related Companies:  Andrea Kantelberg Design, Baker Real Estate Inc., Cecconi Simone, DeepRoot Green Infrastructure, First Capital Realty, Great Gulf, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Isotherm Engineering Ltd., Jablonsky, Ast and Partners, Janet Rosenberg + Studio, Ketchum, Kramer Design Associates Limited, L.A. Inc., PRO-BEL, TUCKER HIRISE Construction