Almost everyone who worked in the Financial District in the 1990s is familiar with the once infamous Bay-Adelaide stump. The derelict remains of the cancelled construction project were an eyesore for years before new plans moved forward for the site in the early 2000s. A similar situation is now happening on St. Clair Avenue West in Midtown Toronto, as a partially-built but never-realized residential development is being torn down to make way for The Code Condos, an upcoming 9-storey, Hariri Pontarini Architects-designed condominium project by BLVD Developments and Lifetime Developments.

Site of The Code Condos, image by Jack Landau

Demolition of the stalled construction project is nearly complete at the corner of St. Clair and Parkwood, and crews continue to clear the ground floor of the partially-built structure in preparation of The Code's shoring and excavation stages.

Partially demolished concrete structure on the east side of the site, image by Jack Landau

Residents in the area are thrilled to see the removal of this unfinished build, which has stood in shambles, visually blighting the area, for more than five years.

Looking north across The Code construction site from St Clair Avenue, image by Jack Landau

Once built, The Code will add 108 condominium suites and 10 townhomes to the sought-after Forest Hill neighbourhood. South facing suites in the building will overlook the expansive, 21-acre Sir Winston Churchill Park, home to 10 evening-lit tennis courts, an off-leash dog park, jogging track, ravine trails and a kids playcentre.

Looking west across The Code site from Parkwood Avenue north of St. Clair, image by Jack Landau

We will return for updates on The Code Condos. Until then, additional information and renderings can be found in our dataBase listing, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads, or voice your opinion in the comments section provided at the bottom of this page.
Related Companies:  BLVD Developments, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Lifetime Developments, Strybos Barron King, Tomas Pearce Interior Design Consulting Inc