For those Torontonians who do not want to live in the hustle and bustle of the downtown core or in one of the many condominium high-rises that have been built over the past decade, but who still want to embrace an urban way of life, the Avenues that run across the city are often a good compromise. Saint Clair Avenue West, considered by many as one of Midtown's gems, offers a variety of ambiances, walkable neighbourhoods stacked with restaurants, cafes, food stores, and schools—and all connected by the reserved-right-of-way 512 streetcar and two subway stations.

Unsurprisingly, when The Code Condos and townhouses developed by BLVD Developments and Lifetime Developments in Forest Hill were launched last March, every unit was sold in the blink of an eye, thus allowing for construction to proceed.

The Code Condos, St Clair Avenue West side, courtesy of Lifetime Developments

Located at the corner of St Clair Avenue and Parkwood Avenue—the official address of the building will be 6 Parkwood—The Code Condos will soon rise 9 storeys above ground level, across the street from 21-acre Sir Winston Churchill Park, offering great views of the not-so-far downtown. In this update, we see that after a few months of digging, the first concrete slab of the first underground level was poured on Thursday, March 12. 

View of the west side of the building site, image courtesy of Lifetime Developments

As seen in the pictures above, it will take a couple months before the structure designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects reaches the ground level. Indeed, despite of the warmer temperatures that allow the concrete to be poured without stopping—unlike most of February—construction workers will need several weeks to complete the underground floors, a time-consuming job due to their atypical floor plates. As for now, the slab at the base, the concrete supporting columns and some casts that will help build the walls are emerging from the ground.

The first concrete columns are emerging from the ground, image courtesy of Lifetime Developments

The Code Condos development will consist of 108 condominium units situated above 10 2-storey townhouses. Due to the couple-block proximity of existing retail, local residents expressed their wishes that no additional shops were necessary here. Instead, the lucky owners of the 10 townhouses will be the only ones to enjoy the park and skyline views across Saint Clair while sitting on their patio. 

Construction materials on the site of The Code Condos, image courtesy of Lifetime Developments

We will return for updates on The Code Condos. Until then, additional information and renderings can be found in our dataBase listing, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads, or voice your opinion in the comments section provided at the bottom of this page.

Related Companies:  BLVD Developments, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Lifetime Developments, Strybos Barron King, Tomas Pearce Interior Design Consulting Inc