In the heart of Toronto's Entertainment District, Beaverhall Homes and Graywood DevelopmentsThe Mercer is the latest high-rise condominium to top off among a growing collection of towering condo developments. Designed by BBB Architects, the 33-storey tower is now at its final height, with structural work on the mechanical penthouse now finishing up above the 33rd floor.

The Mercer topped off, viewed from King and Blue Jays Way, image by Jack Landau

The tower, with many exterior elements still to be installed and detailed, brings a very urban presence to John and Mercer Streets, a corner which now looks and feels far more dense and urban than it did when shovels hit the ground a couple years back.

The Mercer viewed from the west on Mercer Street, image by Jack Landau

With the tower at its final height and cladding racing its way towards the top, we will soon have a much better understanding of how the final product will look on the Entertainment District skyline. In the image below, we can see cladding on the north facade quickly making its way up to the penthouse levels above. The glazing of the balconies near has not started yet, and is typically one of the last features to be installed, one which can markedly change the overall look. Finally, the eventual cladding of the mechanical penthouse will cap off the skyline presence of The Mercer.

The Mercer's upper floors and mechanical penthouse, image by Jack Landau

From the east side of John Street, The Mercer's podium extends the now densely urban streetwall of Mercer Street eastwards, while also adding to the growing wall of high-rises forming along the west side of John Street. Given another year, with the completed 300 Front, The Mercer, and the Pinnacle on Adelaide, filling in some of the previous gaps along John Street, this stretch will be one of the most transformed of Toronto's Downtown side streets over the last decade. 

The Mercer's podium, viewed from the east side of John Street, image by Jack Landau

Once open, The Mercer will add 415 condominium units to the bustling Entertainment District, including studios, one-bedroom, one-bedroom+den, two-bedroom and three-bedroom units ranging from 363 to 1,133 square feet in size. Residents of the building will have access to a second floor amenity space known as Club Mercer. Club Mercer will offer amenities including a party room, fitness centre, screening room and a Scandinavian-inspired sauna and spa area. Residents will also have access to a 10,000-square-foot terrace atop the five floor podium.

The Mercer viewed from the north on John Street, image by Jack Landau

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