Peter Freed and his firm Freed Developments along with Carttera Private Equities celebrated the start of construction on their distinctive Sixty Colborne on September 18 at the site of the condominium. The 25-storey building will replace a parking lot at King and Church Streets in Downtown Toronto.

The parking lot on Church between King and Colborne that will soon be a new condominium, image by Edward Skira

Freed thanked all those involved in the creation of the project, many of whom were on hand for the event along with some of the purchasers of the units in the building.

Peter Freed addresses the crowd, image by Edward Skira

Those on hand for a groundbreaking ceremony included Johnson Chou of Johnson Chou Inc., designer of the interior spaces, Peter Clewes of architectsAlliance, designer of the building, Ryan Rabinovich, Vice President of Sales at Freed Developments, Peter Freed, President of Freed Developments, Jeff Murva, President of FirstCon who will build Sixty Colborne, Silke Stadtmueller of Johnson Chou Inc., and Eric Kuzuian, President of PSR Brokerage.

Johnson Chou, Peter Clewes, Ryan Rabinovich, Peter Freed, Jeff Murva, Silke Stadtmueller, Eric Kuzuian, image by Craig White

The evening featured inventive and tasty nibbles, live and djed music, and a demonstration of skateboard painting. Artist Rok Capuder used his skateboard to create abstract 'boardstrokes' canvases which were auctioned off, all proceeds donated to the nearby St. Lawrence branch of the Toronto Public Library. 

Rok Capuder skateboard-paints canvases for a good cause, image by Craig White

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Related Companies:  architectsAlliance, Carttera Private Equities, FirstCon, Freed Developments, Johnson Chou Inc., Kentwood, PSR Brokerage