Across the street from the Royal Ontario Museum, construction continues to progress at the site of Exhibit Residences by developers MetropiaBazis and Plaza. When we last looked at the development in early May, construction on the 32-storey, Rosario Varacalli-designed condominium tower had just reached street level. In the time since, the bulk of concrete work for the building's ground floor has been completed, and floor forms are being placed for the second level's floor plate.

Exhibit Residences on Bloor Street West, image by Jack Landau

Construction of the building's below grade levels was a complicated endeavour in part due to the active subway tunnel for the University-Spadina arm of the TTC's Line 1 which runs just below grade through the site. The complexity of the project led developers to incorporate an 8-storey above grade parking garage into the rear of the tower, as opposed to the underground parking common in new residential developments. This setup will give residents of Exhibit's podium floors the advantage of easy access to their vehicles, without having to use elevators or stairs.

Exhibit Residences viewed from the south side of Bloor, image by Jack Landau

The above ground garage is being hidden from the Bloor Street frontage. After the ninth level of Exhibit has been completed, the tower will step back for the first of three stacked and shifted cubes that will make up the main tower portion.

The rear of Exhibit, future site of the building's parking garage, image by Jack Landau

Once construction of the building is complete, residents of the development will have a wide range of amenities to choose from, as well as easy access to Bloor-Yorkville, Toronto's hottest shopping district, and of course the Royal Ontario Museum located directly across the street to the south.

Exhibit construction site with the ROM in the background, image by Jack Landau

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Related Companies:  Baker Real Estate Inc., Bazis, Bazis Group, Burdifilek, Metropia, NAK Design Group, Plaza, Rosario "Roy" Varacalli, Ryan Design International, TMG Builders