Fuse & Fuse2 Condos, currently under construction at the intersection of Lansdowne and Dupont, is transforming the skyline of a formerly fully industrial area of Toronto that is now becoming known as Davenport Village. Topped off at 27 storeys, the first tower of the two-phased development by Neudorfer Corporation dominates the neighbourhood, while the second 23-storey phase of the project immediately to the west is rapidly taking shape.
As the tallest of the two buildings is being wrapped in a beige-toned precast framing—with only the top few floors still boasting their bare concrete bones—Fuse2 (below) is now rising significantly above ground level, with the back of the structure rising higher than the portion fronting Dupont Street, with the sixth above-ground floor being formed at the moment.
Workers are presently building the five-storey high base of the tower, atop of which the building will eventually step back from the street. The podium will be skinned in red bricks, recalling the GE Canada factory that previously stood on the site. Yet to be constructed, a one-storey addition dedicated to retail will extend the street wall to the west.
Additional pedestrian traffic will be brought to the area thanks to the 4,885 square metres of retail spaces planned at the base of the retained heritage structure, now hidden by a white canvas sheet - seemingly for restoration purposes. Meanwhile, a portion demolished along Lansdowne Avenue to enable Fuse 1 to rise is being reconstructed. Upon completion, the Barrett Architect and Burka Architects-designed towers will add 576 residential units to the neighbourhood, ranging from lofts to two bedroom + den condominiums.
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|Related Companies:||Barrett Architect Inc., Burka Architects, CSEI-Intron Engineering Inc., Milborne Group, Neudorfer Corporation, TMG Builders|