It has been a few months since we last checked in on the construction progress at The Carnaby, a 20-storey, TACT Architecture-designed condominium development by Streetcar and Dream (formerly Dundee Realty). When we last updated the project's construction back in September, the 200-unit high-rise had reached the half way point towards its final height. In the time since, construction has moved rapidly up the tower, and work is now under way on the final levels of the building.

The Carnaby viewed from Dufferin and Queen, image by Jack Landau

As seen in the image above, significant cladding installation has occurred since our last visit to the site. A reflective window wall cladding with dark grey mullions and spandrels can now be seen sealing off half of the tower, while white precast accents wrap around the southern half of each floor. Charcoal brick has been applied to the lower half of the podium's west side, the future site of a Metro grocery storey.

The Carnaby viewed from the adjacent rail embankment, image by Jack Landau

The Carnaby will be the tallest element in Streetcar's full-block redevelopment of the Queen and Gladstone site, which already features two completed condominium buildings, Two Gladstone and 8 Gladstone, all of which will be connected to The Carnaby via a north-south mews running through the middle of the block, and lined with shops, galleries and studio space. The mews will also feature arms branching off to the east and the west, linking to the surrounding neighbourhood, including a new park on the Dufferin Street side of the development.

The Carnaby viewed from the north on Peel Avenue, image by Jack Landau

The block also contains the construction site for Streetcar's Twenty Lofts, a 7-storey residential building, immediately north of 8 Gladstone, while the Carnaby Row portion of the project to the north of the Carnaby tower, will rise to 11 storeys. Its outline against the north wall of the tower can be seen in the portions of wall which are being insulated in the image above.

The north side projects are also soon to see a major milestone. Concrete and rebar onsite currently sits one level below grade, and the project is expected to hit grade and then rise above it in the coming weeks.

TWENTY site, with The Carnaby visible in the background, image by Jack Landau

Additional information and renderings for all of the Carnaby site projects can be found in our dataBase files, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads, or leave a comment in the space provided at the bottom of this page.

Related Companies:  52 Pick-Up, Baker Real Estate Inc., Corban and Goode, Dream Unlimited, Giovanni A. Tassone Architects, Kentwood, Seven Haus Design, Streetcar Developments, TACT Architecture