Toronto's Davenport Village is undergoing a drastic transformation, as the formerly industrial lands between Lansdowne Avenue to the east, Dupont Street to the south, Davenport Road to the North and the rail tracks to the west are being redeveloped to become a densely populated mid-city neighbourhood. Eventually, more than 4,000 homes including The Brownstones townhomes and the Foundry Lofts north of Dupont, as well as 1,000 future luxury rental apartments will redefine the social, architectural and urban identity of the area.

Fuse Condos, image courtesy of Neudorfer Corporation

While the condominium towers of Electric City and Upside Down Condos were completed last year as phases 1 and 2 of a master-planned community, phases 3 and 4 consist of two condominium towers and converted brick industrial building at the northwest corner of Dupont and Lansdowne. Developed by Neudorfer Corporation and Channington Developments, the Fuse Condos will repurpose the old brick warehouse, incorporating it to the base of the development, and bring a Shoppers Drug Mart, a Metro grocery store, and a bank to accommodate day to day needs of the new and future residents.

The existing brick warehouse, seen from the intersection of Dupont & Lansdowne looking north, picture by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet

The existing brick warehouse, seen from Dupont Street looking east, picture by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet

The east tower, the tallest of the project with 27 storeys, will be the first to rise above the intersection. In the photos below, we can see that new concrete elements are reaching ground level, while the pillars on the northern section will soon be ready to hold the ground floor of the podium. The east tower will rise above this area, set back from the street and the other high-rises across from it.

Part of the existing building was retained and will be incorporated to the podium, picture by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet

Construction has started on the site of the east tower, picture by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet

Construction has not started yet on the portion that will receive the 23-storey west tower but, as seen below, the land has been mostly excavated and is currently being used to stage construction materials and equipment for workers and serves as an access to the site. This phase of the development is currently selling, and we can expect building stage to start soon.

View of the western portion of the site, picture by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet

Designed by Barrett Architect, both towers will be covered of glass and light-toned precast very similar to the Upside Down Condos just south of Dupont. Facility-wise, residents will have access to 5,500 sq.ft. of indoor space such as a lounge, a library, a theatre, a Wellness Gym adjoining a Yoga Studio, as well as green spaces situated on the podium's rooftop.

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Related Companies:  Barrett Architect Inc., Burka Architects, CSEI-Intron Engineering Inc., Milborne Group, Neudorfer Corporation, TMG Builders