It has been several weeks since we last looked in at the construction progress of Streetcar DevelopmentsThe Taylor, a 96-unit condominium and townhome development now topped off on Dundas Street East just east of Carlaw. Since we last looked at the TACT Architecture-designed project in September, application of exterior finishing materials are helping finalize the look of this addition to the hip Leslieville neighbourhood.

The Taylor viewed from the west, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor aiekon

One of the most anticipated elements of the building's exterior is the Öko Skin cladding now being installed on the townhome frontages on the north side of the building.

Öko Skin cladding on the north side of The Taylor, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor aiekon

Öko Skin cladding is a weatherproof composite concrete that can be used to replicate the colours and textures of wood. The material, now being applied in horizontal slats on the north side's ground floors, will soon come to cover much of the mid-rise's exterior. The warm tones and textures of Öko Skin, ironspot slate-gray bricks, and stone, will create a modern dialogue with the more traditional red brick architectural language of the adjacent low-rise neighbourhood. 

Öko Skin cladding on the north side of The Taylor, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor aiekon

Residents of The Taylor and its neighbour The Carlaw will have access to a number of amenity spaces appointed by Seven Haus Design, plus the new home of Crow's Theatre, to be located in the base of The Carlaw, and set to become Toronto's largest performing arts space east of the Don Valley Parkway.

The Taylor viewed from the south, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor aiekon

Additional information, including renderings and floor plans of what the finished buildings and suites will look like, can be found in our dataBase files, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads, or leave a comment in the space provided at the bottom of this page.

Related Companies:  Seven Haus Design, Streetcar Developments, TACT Architecture