The latest renderings of RiverCity Phase 3 have been released. The next phase at the 4-phase UrbanCapital project on the Don River south of King Street is proposed to rise 28 storeys into the air, and pushes the black-and-white avant garde metal-clad design by Montreal-based Saucier + Perrotte Architects of the first two phases up another notch. This phase will sit to the south of the Richmond/Adelaide/Eastern Avenue overpass, and east of a new public gathering place called Lawren Harris Square. Innovative Underpass Park is sheltered by the structure just to the north.
Located at the east end of Waterfront Toronto's West Don Lands project, River City Phase 3 is also immediately north of the recently opened and eagerly embraced Corktown Common. Based on the enthusiastic posts in the UrbanToronto Forum, the new green space has quickly become a favourite of new park for most anyone who has visited it. The park, and area, will play host to the Pan and Parapan Am Games Athletes' Village in the summer of 2015, but will have been converted over to being a regular city neighbourhood by the time that Phase 3 has been built.
A final phase of River City is planned to the west of phase three. No date has been put on that at this point, and no renderings yet exist for it. Phase one, seen above right, is mostly complete, while phase two, in the middle above, is under construction now.
We will have more on the building in the future, but in the meantime, UrbanToronto dataBase files for River City and adjacent projects are linked below. The phase three file has some new close-up detail images of the project. If you want to get in on the discussion of the project, choose one of the associated Forum thread links, or you may leave a comment in the space provided on this page.