It has been roughly 8 months since we last provided an update on the construction of BLVD Developments and Lifetime Developments' The Code Condos on St. Clair Avenue West, just east of Spadina. At that time, the first concrete pour for the building's foundation marked the start of upward construction. In the time since, The Code's underground levels have been completed, and the building has risen seven storeys above grade, with work now under way on the 8th level of the 9-storey, Hariri Pontarini Architects-designed building.
This morning, we toured the new mid-rise residential development for an in-depth update on the construction progress, and the chance to view the building's suites and common spaces in their raw condition, and at the same time take in the views, impressive even on a rainy day.
The ground level of The Code consists of 10 two-storey urban townhouses, featuring private entrances from the surrounding streets, while residents of the 108 units above will enter the building through a lobby accessed via quiet Parkwood Avenue on the building's east side.
On the second level, residents will have access to Tomas Pearce Interior Design Consulting Inc-appointed amenity spaces, including a gym and lounge area.
Just beyond this space, a second level terrace will provide residents with an outdoor terrace amenity.
Further up the building, the raw spaces that will eventually become residential suites are still a work in progress, and are currently just empty concrete shells, into which installation of services like plumbing is now under way on lower levels.
Below, a peek at the southeast corner unit on the 6th floor, where shoring posts are still in place to support the curing floor slab above.
In the image above, you will have noticed the sprawling Toronto skyline visible over the surrounding treetops. The building's Forest Hill site sits on a much higher elevation than Downtown Toronto, giving its units a great vantage point over the surrounding city. The Code's location, immediately north of Sir Winston Churchill Park, means that these views are forever protected from being impacted by new development.
Residents of corner units will also enjoy views looking along St Clair Avenue below.
Up top, crews are now working away on assembling the rebar reinforcement for the upcoming 8th level concrete pour. The 8th floor is currently the busiest part of the site, populated by several workers, and a sea of rebar and conduits waiting to be placed over the wooden forms.
Once the floor, walls, and support columns for the 8th floor have been poured, work will then proceed to the final residential level, followed by the mechanical penthouse level and subsequent topping off.
We will keep an eye on the construction progress for this new mid-rise development and be sure to return with updates as work progresses. In the meantime, additional information and renderings can be found in our dataBase listing, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads, or voice your opinion in the comments section provided at the bottom of this page.
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