It has been a while since we checked in on Karma, a 50-storey, architectsAlliance-designed condominium tower by Lifetime Developments and CentreCourt Developments under construction on Grenville Street just west of Yonge Street. Work on the building's four-storey underground parking garage has made significant progress, and Karma's concrete and steel currently sit just below grade.

Karma site viewed from the north side of Grenville, image by Jack Landau

The early stages of the project involved the complicated relocation of a 140-year-old heritage structure from the west side of the site over to the east side. After the historic house was moved above concrete piles on the northeast corner of the site, excavation proceeded around and below the structure's support piles. In the time since, excavation has been completed and concrete and steel have almost risen back to street level.

Looking east across the Karma site, image by Jack Landau

In the coming months, we can expect to see the ground floor and three-storey podium begin to take shape. Once construction clears the podium levels, the tower will then rise at a much faster rate thanks to the repetitive process of preparing and pouring the building's tower floors.

Looking north across the Karma site, image by Jack Landau

Once completed, Karma will add 495 condominium units to a stretch of the Yonge Street corridor that has seen substantial changes in recent years. The completed Karma will eventually have a similarly-sized neighbour to the east, as Canderel's YC Condos at 460 Yonge is now well into its marketing stage.

Parking garage rising to grade, image by Jack Landau

Additional information and renderings can be found in the Karma dataBase file, linked below. 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:  architectsAlliance, Baker Real Estate Inc., Brandon Communications, Cecconi Simone, CentreCourt, Lifetime Developments, Skygrid Construction, Strybos Barron King