North York City Centre's growth as a commercial and high-rise residential hub continues as construction progresses at Hullmark and Tridel's Hullmark Centre at Yonge and Sheppard. This large-scale development features a 35-storey condominium and a 49-storey mixed-use tower with office commercial podiums, retail at ground level, and direct indoor access to Sheppard-Yonge subway station.

Over the past few months, the shorter south tower and podium have seen much of their exterior finishing touches, while cladding continues to rise on the nearly topped-off north tower. When complete, it will stand as the tallest building in Toronto north of the Four Seasons at Bay and Yorkville. The Kirkor Architects-designed development also includes new open space, both public and private, such as a new public plaza at the intersection, and landscaped amenity spaces for residents. Other roof areas will be planted to mitigate the urban heat island effect.

Hullmark Centre, image by salsa

The development is adding much more than just residential density to North York. A commercial component on the first ten floors of the north tower will bring more business and daytime liveliness to the North York City Centre. The Hullmark Corporate Centre will have a dedicated lobby with access from the public plaza. 

Outside of the Hullmark Centre, image by drum118

Outside of the Hullmark Centre, image by drum118

Confirmed retail tenants include Whole Foods, RBC Royal Bank, Rexall Pharmacy, Chipotle and Guu Izakaya restaurants. Signage for the grocery store is already installed on the podium's west side, but Whole Foods' grand opening will not be until the Fall of this year.

Whole Foods set to open Fall 2014 at Hullmark Centre, image by NorthYorkEd

Hullmark Centre signage has also been installed on the concave podium facade facing the public plaza. 

Hullmark Centre sign, image by NorthYorkEd

The Hullmark's Centre south TTC Subway entrance was recently completed and reopened. The shutdown of the entrance for rebuilding took several months longer than had originally been scheduled. The rebuilt entrance features clean white tiles, aluminum railings, and new signage. As there are no elevators included in this entrance, mobility challenged users will have to continue to use the north entrance to the station.

Inside Sheppard Subway Station at Hullmark Centre, image by drum 118

Inside Sheppard Subway Station at Hullmark Centre, image by drum 118

At the top of the north tower, work on the mechanical penhouse level is now underway, while further down, work on the development's green roof continues to progress. (The other construction at right in the image below is the Emerald Park complex.)

Hullmark's north tower viewed from Emerald Park Condos, image by Jack Landau

Aerial view of Hullmark Centre's public plaza, image by Jack Landau

The Hullmark Centre is scheduled to be complete late this year. For more renderings of the Hullmark Centre, check out our 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:  Deltera, Drive Agency, Hullmark, Jablonsky, Ast and Partners, Kirkor Architects Planners, Kramer Design Associates Limited, LiveRoof Ontario Inc, Mike Niven Interior Design, SGH Design Partners, Tridel