Following a late-2015 ground breaking celebration and a swift excavation, below grade levels are now taking shape at the Scarborough site of Kingston&Co. Condominiums. Developed by TAS in partnership with Main and Main Developments, the Teeple Architects-designed mid-rise will soon rise above Kingston Road, just east of Victoria Park, near the former Toronto-Scaroborough city boundary.
Due to the site's sandy soil conditions and lack of groundwater, shoring was accomplished using a pile and lagging system. The timber lagging used for this earth retention system is still visible lining much of the pit in the image below. The first crane was installed on the site back on May 15th, with the second crane following less than two months later on July 8th.
With an 8 week head start for its crane, the west half of the site had a bit of a head start in its climb back up to grade. The west half has had much of its P2 level poured, and concrete columns now sit just one level below Kingston Road. With both cranes now in place, activity on the east side can follow along: after it hits ground level, Kingston&Co. is heading for 10-storeys at its west end, and 8 storeys at its east end, so both ends may top off at the same time.
Kingston&Co. Condominiums will bring 140 residential units to the Kingston Road Village area to the east of the Upper Beach, with suites ranging in size from studios to three-bedroom + den models. Residents of the development will have access to amenities including a workshop and tool room, a car wash, an indoor gym, yoga, dining, and party rooms. The project will also include an outdoor barbecue area and indoor dining room on the 2nd floor, and a rooftop terrace on the 9th floor with lounging space, a sun deck, and an alfresco barbecue and dining area.
Additional information and renderings can be found in the project's dataBase file, liked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads, or leave a comment using the space provided at the bottom of this page.
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