At the corner of Mercer and John Streets, and just steps away from bustling King Street is The Mercer, the latest condominium development by Beaverhall Homes and Graywood Developments. Recently topped-out with the addition of the mechanical penthouse up above the 33rd floor, the tower now nears its completion.

The Mercer nearing completion, looking south from King street, image by Kram74

The glazing has been installed on the freshly-painted balconies on almost half of the tower now, while the staining of the pre-cast cladding in a terra cotta tone, referring to the surrounding brick buildings, is also well underway. This welcome touch of colour integrates the building with its environment, between century-old warehouses and ultra-modern edifices.

The Mercer's surroundings viewed from Mercer Street, image by scamander24

Unlike other parts of the tower, the lobby is still much under construction as drywall, flooring and glazing are yet to be installed. The crane and the service elevators are still in place, but it is only a matter of months before they are removed, once the hoisting of construction materials and heavy items is no longer needed.

The Mercer, looking West from Mercer Street, image by scamander24

Once completed in 2015 The Mercer, designed by BBB Architects, will bring 415 condominium units to the Entertainment District, an area that many developers hope will become the "New Yorkville". Studios, one-bedroom, one-bedroom+den, two-bedroom and three-bedroom designs up to 1,133 square feet in size will accommodate a wide range of households, from singles to families with children, adding more vitality and diversity to the community.

Tenants will appreciate an extensive variety of amenities. A 10,000 square feet terrace on the podium's rooftop will feature pergolas and private lounges, a kitchen and a dining area, as well a reflecting pool. An indoor screening room, sauna, spa, hot tub, and fitness centre will complete the offer. 

The newly-added mechanical penthouse, image by urbandreamer

When the city's plan to transform John Street into a pedestrian cultural corridor comes to action, it is no doubt that the future residents will fully enjoy everything the neighbourhood has to offer. An enhanced streetscape will bundle the area with park spaces and stylized street furniture, making John Street not only the place to be, but the place to live. 

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Related Companies:  BBB Architects, Beaverhall Homes, DesignAgency, Graywood Developments, Milborne Group, Montana Steele, tcgpr (The Communications Group), Terraplan/Studio TLA