We have been touring Tableau Condominiums, a 36-storey, Wallman Architects-designed condo tower in Toronto's Entertainment District by UrbanCapital Property Group, Malibu Investments and ALIT Developments. We have already conducted a floor-by-floor review of the building's northwest corner, and looked through the podium levels and sheltered piazza. Today we complete our tour with a climb through the building's tower floors.
Work is currently under way on Tableau's 18th and 19th levels, and the images both above and below help to illustrate the work going on at the current top of the tower, where formwork and concrete pouring are ongoing.
As the tower continues to rise, so too does the project's tower crane, jacked up a few more floors every few weeks as the tower grows. In the image below, we point the camera up towards the base of the tower crane through multiple floors. These holes in the floors will soon be filled with concrete, completing the floor. You can see where rebar sticks out of the surrounding slab, especially along the right side of the image. Those rebar pieces will be flattened out and a form put in place from the floor below before new concrete is placed to seal this hole.
Glazing now seals off many of Tableau's lower floors from the Winter cold, giving crews and trades a comfortable environment to work on the suite interiors. The image below shows us the window walls installed in one of building's southwest corner suites.
Spaces remain in a raw state on the higher floors. The image below looks down the line of the wraparound balconies. To the left side, a drop in the floor height indicates the place where interior flooring will be installed once the windows and drywall has gone in.
Tableau's tower portion forms a distinctive chevron-shape, with a concave dent on the south facade and a convex dent on the north. This shape creates unique views for many of the suites, unlike many of the uniformly shaped rectilinear towers found around the city. The images below paint a better picture of how the building's shape will impact the views of the residents.
Tableau has reached its halfway point as measured by floor count, and is now breaking into the dense skyline of the Entertainment District. Now stretching well above many of the older neighbouring rooftops, other recent towers of the surrounding area are the middle ground of the views here. To the south we can see the recently completed Pinnacle on Adelaide and Cinema Tower on the left, and the nearly complete Peter Street Condos on the right.
The west-facing view looks down Richmond Street, the alignment changes of which create Tableau's wedge shape at Peter and that of the two-storey building seen below at Spadina.
To the northwest, the view is dominated by the new QRC West office building, which is nearing exterior completion across the intersection of Peter and Richmond.
There is much to see in the distance when facing northeast, but the view is largely dominated by the neighbouring Picasso Condos, located across Richmond Street, just east of Tableau.
Over Picasso's podium, the much shorter but still quite interesting 12 Degrees condo can be seen on Beverley Street north of Queen, the wood of its construction hoist standing out against the mostly bricked surroundings.
Turning to face east, much of Richmond Street's urban canyon is visible in the telephoto shot below.
Widening out that east view gives us the whole Downtown Toronto skyline of course.
Zooming in, we get a great look at Studio and Studio2 under construction, and details of the densely layered Financial District and the eastern edge of the Entertainment District.
If you have enjoyed our three-part tour of Tableau Condominiums, and want even more, we have this bonus footage of Tableau from our trip to QRC West the following day. Otherwise, additional information and renderings of the building can be found in our Tableau dataBase file, 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.