It has been five and a half months since we covered demolition at the site of Symmetry DevelopmentsOrigami, a new Teeple Architects-designed mid-rise on Bathurst Street, north of Queen. At the time of our last update, the development site was still in the process of being cleared of debris. In the months since, work on the project has moved at an impressive pace, with the site having been shored, excavated, and had its foundations and first four levels poured.

Origami rising on Bathurst Street, image by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet

To illustrate the impressive pace of construction, we turn to a photo captured just one month ago on June 30th. At that time, work was under way on the first above-grade level of Origami. At the current rate of construction, Origami would top off at 7 storeys before the end of August, though the unique shape of the building's upper levels may have an effect on speed as the building approaches its final height.

Origami site viewed back on June 30th, image by Craig White

With the building now rising above Bathurst Street, we look forward over the next months to the installation of Origami's signature "folded" zinc facade and jewel-box top. Behind the development's modern cladding, 24 suites will be taking shape along with a modestly sized amenity space to provide a place for residents to relax and entertain, while keeping maintenance fees low in the boutique scaled building.

Rendering of Origami, image courtesy of Symmetry Developments

Additional information and renderings can be found in Origami's dataBase file, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads, or leave a comment using the space provided at the bottom of this page.