Last week we attended the friends & past purchasers launch of River City 3 (RC3), but the ramping up of the marketing for the third phase isn't the only recent milestone for this development, as construction on the second phase of Urban Capital's River City Condos has now been structurally topped off. Just like the recently completed first phase of the Saucier + Perrotte-designed development, River City 2 brings a playful modern design to the table, as well a much needed shot of vitality for the burgeoning West Don Lands district.

River City Phases 1 and 2 seen from Corktown Common, image by Jack Landau

While it will take until the glazing is fully installed before it takes on this look, the single building of River City 2 has been designed to appear as three connected 12-storey mini towers. Exterior finishes on the building are still just midway through installation, and in the coming weeks the now slab-like appearance of the east and west facades of the building will begin to be articulated into three conjoined sections.

River City Phase 2, phase 1 visible on right, image by Jack Landau

River City 2's signature look will come from the fritted glazing and multi-toned white aluminum panels which will soon be installated. For a better illustration of how these exterior elements will effect the building's overall aesthetic, we turn to an image of the development's scale model, visible below.

Scale model of River City Phase 2, image by Jack Landau

With the 12-storey structure now topped off, (and seen behind phase 1 below), it will not be too many more months before work on the interiors of the building wraps up, and residents of River City 2's 248 units can begin to move in to their new condominiums.

River City 2 with River City 1 in the foreground, image by Jack Landau

Additional information and renderings for all phases so far are available in our dataBase files, linked below. Want to get in on Phase 3? Hit the Request Info link. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads, or leave a comment in the space provided at the bottom of this page.

Related Companies:  Bluescape Construction Management, Claude Cormier + Associés, Milborne Group, Quest Window Systems, RJC Engineers, Saucier + Perrotte Architects, The Walsh Group, Urban Capital Property Group, Urban Strategies Inc., ZAS Architects