The Entertainment District will soon welcome new residents as The Mercer is quickly making its way towards completion, at the corner of John and Mercer, just South of King Street. Since our last update a few months ago, the edifice developed by Beaverhall Homes and Graywood Developments has gone through some major steps in its construction.

The Mercer, picture by scamander24

The first and probably most noticeable one is the no-longer standing crane on top of the building's 33 storeys. The red steel structure was dismantled in December, a sign that major construction work is now over. The exterior hoist is gone too, showing that remaining interior finishing work and installations are able to be conducted through the building via its elevators.

The building's frontage will be dedicated to retail, picture by scamander24

The balcony glazing is in place almost everywhere with only a few pieces here and there still needing to be installed. The newly stained pre-cast cladding in a terra cotta tone adds a rhythmic pace to the exterior expression, making a welcomed reference to the older surrounding buildings, while also giving a distinct identity to The Mercer. Reinforcing the building's downtown feeling, we hope the white structure that crowns the BBB Architects-designed edifice will be lit up at night. 

The ground floor still under construction, seen from Mercer Street, picture by scamander24

The ground floor, is still a scene of construction as the glazing is being installed all around. The frontage of will include significant retail space, adding even more life to the already busy surrounding streets.

The residents entrance, located on Mercer Street, picture by scamander24

A canopy is being installed along Mercer Street, marking the residential lobby entrance to the 415 condominium suite upper storeys. The building's units range in size from studios to three-bedroom apartments, while amenities include a 10,000 square foot terrace on the podium's rooftop with private lounging areas and a reflecting pool. Party rooms, a catering kitchen and a dining area, an indoor screening room, sauna, spa, hot tub, and fitness centre will complete this extensive offer of amenities. 

A canopy will highlight the extensive lobby of the building, picture by scamander24

Want to know more about The Mercer? Additional information including building facts, floor plans and renderings can be found in our dataBase file, linked below. If you want to get involved in the conversation, head to the associated Forum threads, or leave a comment in the space provided at the bottom of this page.

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