New development is having an impact on the neighbourhoods east of Downtown Toronto, the most notable transformation being the ongoing rebuilding of Regent Park. Nearby, the Moss Park neighbourhood with its proximity to the downtown core is now seeing reinvestment as well. At the corner of Shuter and George, just north of the Moss Park armoury, Identity Developments and Stal Inc.'s O2 Toronto will be adding new life to the former site of the historic Walnut Hall, a row of Georgian-style townhomes which lamentably collapsed in 2007.

O2 Toronto viewed from Jarvis and Shuter, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor Red Mars

When we last checked in on the progress of the 14-storey Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects-designed condominium development back in September, the concrete columns and wall forms for the building's ground floor were in the process of taking shape. Over the six months that have passed since, the building has topped off and cladding installation has now sealed off much of the interiors from the elements.

The south facade of O2 Toronto, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor Red Mars

O2's three-storey base has been clad in a red brick finish, while window wall installation on the floors above is nearing completion. The green-tinted glass wall is framed in light mullions and accented with staggered spandrel panels.

O2 Toronto viewed from Shuter east of George, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor Red Mars

With Moss Park to the immediate south, O2's south exposures will be protected from development in perpetuity.

Rendering of O2 Toronto, image courtesy of Identity/Stal

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Related Companies:  Empire Communities, Identity Developments, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Stal Inc.