The streetscape around Adelaide Street West and Bathurst has, just like the rest of the Entertainment District, been going through a complete transformation over the past decade. Two side-by-side development projects are about to remodel half of the city block. Musée Condos and OneEleven Condominiums, both 17-storeys high, are currently at an early construction stage with their excavation and construction, being executed simultaneously for practical reasons.
On the eastern part of the site fronting onto Adelaide Street West will stand the Musée Condos, designed by Quadrangle Architects and developed by Plaza. In the image below we can see that the excavation is almost complete with only the access ramp for the machinery remaining in place. The crane was recently installed and concrete pillars are emerging from the ground. We can expect the foundation to rise in the next few weeks for a completion scheduled in 2017.
The project will not only add new condominium units to the neighbourhood, it will bring a new 8,000 square-feet landscaped space to the community. The parkette, which will be at the heart of the block and connected to several other boutique developments, will be connected to Adelaide Street by a ground level galleria cutting through the complex from north to south, where art exhibits will be displayed throughout the year.
The first 7 storeys will be clad with dark masonery so that the development fits into the area, rich with brick and limestone constructions. However, the 10 upper storeys will feature a much lighter facade, so that the building doesn't overpowering compared to its surroundings.
On the western part of the site is rising OneEleven Condominiums, a 255-unit development from Harhay Developments and designed by Core Archiects. Unlike its neighbour, OneEleven will face Bathurst Street. The construction of the foundations and the underground levels of the building has already started, as seen in the image above.
Additional information and renderings of what each of the developments will look like can be found in our Musée and OneEleven dataBase files, linked below. If you want to talk about the project, choose one of the associated Forum thread links, or leave your comment in the space provided at the bottom of this page.
|Related Companies:||Baker Real Estate Inc., Carttera Private Equities, Core Architects, Harhay Developments, II BY IV DESIGN, Patton Design Studio, Plaza, Quadrangle, Quest Window Systems, The Planning Partnership, The Walsh Group|