The high concentration of construction in Toronto's Entertainment District keeps us coming back to the booming area for updates. The intersection of Richmond and Peter, once dominated by night clubs and after-hours bars, currently sports a pair of towers, rising on opposite corners to each other. QRC West, an office project under construction on the northwest corner and seen at right in the image below, has generated plenty of attention thanks to its unconventional structural engineering. Kitty corner from it however, another balancing act of a building is quickly rising; Tableau Condominiums by UrbanCapital Property GroupMalibu Investments and ALIT Developments.

Tableau Condominiums (left) and QRC West (right), image by Jack Landau

Designed by Wallman Architects, the 36-storey Tableau is notable for the design of its four-storey podium, which will feature a table held aloft by nine columns fronting Richmond Street, while bridging over the reconstructed three-storey façade of a historic commercial building on the Peter Street side. The columns are still surrounded by a labyrinthine scaffold, which once removed will reveal a tall colonnade. Once the building is complete, the colonnade will shelter a public plaza featuring a mosaic-tiled floor, while a sculpture by artist Shayne Dark called "Nova" will pierce the table's roof.

Tableau viewed from the northwest corner of Peter and Richmond, image by Jack Landau

Tower floors are now rising above the table, and the tower section now reaches six storeys above the podium. With Tableau now 10-storeys tall in total, crews have gotten into the rhythm of forming and pouring the repetitive floorplates, and the charge skywards has sped up considerably.

Tableau viewed from the north on Peter Street, image by Jack Landau

The tower still has another 26 storeys plus mechanical before topping off, but Tableau is already starting to make a major impression on the rapidly densifying neighbourhood.

West side of Tableau viewed from the west side of Peter Street, image by Jack Landau

Additional information—and renderings of how Tableau will look when complete—can be found in the our dataBase file, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out Tableau's associated Forum threads, or leave a comment in the space provided at the bottom of this page.

Related Companies:  ALIT Developments, Cecconi Simone, Claude Cormier + Associés, DeepRoot Green Infrastructure, Malibu Investments, Milborne Group, Quest Window Systems, RJC Engineers, TUCKER HIRISE Construction, Urban Capital Property Group, Wallman Architects