Early-stage construction is making progress at the site of Freed Developments and Carttera Private EquitiesSixty Colborne, a 25-storey, architectsAlliance-designed condominium development at King and Church Streets in Toronto's St. Lawrence neighbourhood. 

Looking north across the Sixty Colborne site from Colborne west of Church, image by Craig White

With the site shored and partially excavated, crews are now in the process of constructing a bridge to reconnect a back lane that extends west from Church Street. Sixty Colborne's garage will run from King Street south to Colborne along the west side of Church, but at ground level, the laneway will bisect the new building. The lane allows access to the loading and servicing entrances of properties on the south side of King Street to the west, and reconnecting it will allow the business occupying this block to resume normal servicing operations as construction proceeds on the rest of the Sixty Colborne development.

Looking west across the Sixty Colborne site, image by Craig White

The laneway itself will eventually be bridged by an arch as the development's podium takes shape above it. Concrete walls, while are currently being formed, will act as a safety barrier between the construction site and the publicly accessible laneway. Once construction of the bridge is complete, work can resume on the excavation of Sixty Colborne's five-level below-grade parking garage.

Looking southwest across the Sixty Colborne site, image by Craig White

Upon completion, Sixty Colborne will have added 281 new homes and 890 square-metres of retail space to Toronto's St. Lawrence neighbourhood. The design of the building will include features like an orange glass grid that references the historic 1886-built red brick Milburn Building on the south side of Colborne Street, designed by prominent Toronto architect EJ Lennox.

Looking northwest across the Sixty Colborne site, image by Craig White

Additional information and plenty of renderings for Sixty Colborne can be found in our dataBase file, linked below. Want to get in on the conversation? Click on the link for the associated Forum threads, or leave a comment in the space provided on this page.

Related Companies:  architectsAlliance, Carttera Private Equities, FirstCon, Freed Developments, Johnson Chou Inc., Kentwood, PSR Brokerage