It has been several months since we last provided an update on the construction of Lifetime Developments and Ink Entertainment's Bisha Hotel and Residences. At the time of our previous visit back in December, the 41-storey Wallman Architects-designed hotel and condo tower had just reached a major milestone, with the moving of an 1834 heritage façade back onto the site footprint, from its temporary placement on a southbound lane of Blue Jays Way.

View of Bisha Hotel and Residences from the Hyatt at King and Peter, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor Dane

In the several months since, the concrete skeleton of the building's six-storey podium has been completed, and work on the building's tower floors has begun. The building now stands eight storeys above Blue Jays Way, with progress under way on the ninth level. 

Bisha Hotel and Residences on Blue Jays Way, image by Craig White

Bisha has created a terminating vista at the western end of Mercer Street when viewed from the east, and provides a contextual bridge between the site's historic immediate surroundings, and the increasingly vertical neighbourhood in which it stands.

View of Bisha Hotel and Residences from Mercer Street, image by Craig White

As it grows taller, Bisha is beginning to impact views from surrounding high-rises in the Entertainment District. The image below shows the rising condo tower's impact on the west view from a south-facing unit in Theatre Park, a short distance from Bisha.

Bisha viewed from a unit at Theatre Park, image by Craig White

Once complete, the luxury hotel and condo tower will offer a wide range of amenities, including a bar, infinity pool, rooftop restaurant, and services including grocery delivery, pet walking and feeding, and housekeeping.

Street-level rendering of Bisha, image courtesy of Lifetime Developments

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Related Companies:  Ink Entertainment, Isotherm Engineering Ltd., Kramer Design Associates Limited, Lifetime Developments, Milborne Group, Montana Steele, PRO-BEL, Quest Window Systems, Skygrid Construction, Studio Munge, Wallman Architects