Another milestone is about to be reached in Toronto's Davenport Village neighbourhood, as the first building of the two-tower development known as Fuse & Fuse2 Condos is approaching its final height. At the corner of Lansdowne Avenue and Dupont Street, the 27th and last floor of phase one is currently being formed, as seen in the picture below. This is the last residential level to be built before the mechanical penthouse tops off the Barrett Architect and Burka Architects-designed tower some time next December. 

Fuse 1, seen from Wallace Emerson Park, picture by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet

To the west, the future 23-storey tower is now taking shape and is starting to be visible from several vantage points, as its second level above ground is being poured by the construction crew. It will add 286 residential units to the area only a few months after the east tower and its 290 condominiums are delivered next Spring. Both towers will be wrapped in a mix of precast concrete panels delimitating the window spaces, and blue-tinted glass. All units will have access to at least one balcony or terrace, and those located on the highest floors will enjoy expansive views of the downtown skyline.

Fuse 2 is now rising above ground level, picture by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet

Developed by Neudorfer Corporation, the two towers are rising around a preserved brick warehouse building. It is being repurposed into a residential and retail structure. While the first floor will be home to a Metro grocery store and Shoppers Drugmart, the second level will be converted into a series of 35 lofts, 15 of which will have a direct and private access to a roof terrace up to 23 square metres in size. As seen in the picture below, work is under way on the heritage structure, with the old first floor windows removed, and the brick facades being readied for a clean-up. 

The former brick warehouse is undergoing an extensive transformation, picture by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet

Additional information and renderings can be found in our dataBase file for Fuse and Fuse2, 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:  Barrett Architect Inc., Burka Architects, CSEI-Intron Engineering Inc., Milborne Group, Neudorfer Corporation, TMG Builders