A row of century homes along St. Clair West has been demolished in preparation for the construction of ZIGG Condos by Madison Homes and Fieldgate Homes. UrbanToronto was there to capture the work in progress as one of the last stretches of single detached homes came tumbling down on this rapidly transforming thoroughfare.

Demolition crew works to clear the rubble, image by Jack Landau

Demolition crew at work, image by Jack Landau

In total, four buildings dating to the 1920s—a large single family home, a pair of semi-detached homes, a small apartment block, an office conversion—in a range of styles from Tudor Revival, to Arts and Crafts, and Edwardian, been been reduced to rubble. The image below, taken from a 2014 Google Street View screen capture, shows how the buildings appeared as recently as last year.

Demolished homes along St. Clair West as they appeared in May, 2014, image captured by Adrian Gamble

Once complete in 2018, ZIGG Condos (seen below) will bring 11 storeys and 166 units to this stretch of St. Clair West, just steps to Avenue Rd. and in close proximity to Forest Hill Village, Loblaws, LCBO, and the St. Clair West TTC Station and ROW Streetcar Route. While the neighbourhood to the south will retain homes with similar character to those which have gone to make way for ZIGG, this new mid-town development supports the City of Toronto's Avenues Plan for intensification along our major streets which are well served by transit. 

ZIGG Condos, rendering courtesy of Madison Homes

UrbanToronto will keep its readers updated as construction progresses. For more information on ZIGG Condos, check out the dataBase file, linked below. You can join the discussion on our Forum by clicking on the associated thread links, or leave a message in the space provided on this page. In the meantime, this post in our Projects and Construction Forum includes even more up-to-date action shots of the demolition as it was taking place.

Related Companies:  DesignAgency, Fieldgate Urban, Isotherm Engineering Ltd., Madison Group, McIntosh Perry, Ryan Design International