It has been a while since we last checked in on the construction of X2 Condominiums, a 49-storey, Wallman Architects-designed condominium tower by Lifetime Developments and Great Gulf Homes. The project now stands over 40 storeys tall above the Jarvis and Charles intersection, and it won't be too many more months before it tops out.

X2 Condominiums (left) rising next to X (right), image by Jack Landau

X2 follows on the success of X Condominiums, which stands across Charles Street to the north. Together, the two Mies Van der Rohe-inspired towers will act as a visual gateway to the Bloor-Yorkville area when viewed from the east.

X2 under construction to the south of X, image by Jack Landau

The X2 tower rises from an 8-storey podium with a roofline at a similar height to the mid-rise apartment building located to the immediate south on Jarvis. Once the project is completed later this year, the podium's double-height ground floor will house a grocery store.

X2's podium roofline lines up with the building situated to the south, image by Jack Landau

With construction now pushing into its late stages, ground floor construction staging areas are starting to see installation of exterior finishes.

Cladding of ground floor exterior at X2, image by Jack Landau

Like it's sibling to the north, X2 features a black glass and mullion cladding which pays homage to the iconic modernist design of the Toronto-Dominion Centre in the Financial District. Both X2 and X's façades are accented by dashes of primary colours, a playful Mondrian-like touch to humanize an otherwise business-like design.

X2 (right) and X Condominiums (left), image by Jack Landau

Once complete, the 557-unit condominium complex will feature Double Take, a deep blue public art piece by artist Shayne Dark, and companion to his Double Vision sculpture located in front of sister project, X.

Shayne Dark's "Double Vision" in front of X, X2 can be seen on the left, image by Jack Landau

With only a few floors left to build before topping off, we will return in the coming months for an updated look at the project's construction.

X2 with only a few floors left to build, image by Jack Landau

For additional information, including renderings and floorplans, visit X2's dataBase file, 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:  architectsAlliance, Baker Real Estate Inc., Bousfields, Cecconi Simone, Great Gulf, Isotherm Engineering Ltd., Janet Rosenberg + Studio, Ketchum, Lifetime Developments, TUCKER HIRISE Construction, Wallman Architects