It was November 2015 when we last looked at the King and Sherbourne site of King + Condos, a new 17-storey condominium tower by King Plus Development on Toronto's east side. At the time hoarding was being removed, revealing the restored three-storey facade of the historic National Hotel which anchors the development to the southeast corner of King and Sherbourne. Over the following months, more finishes have been added to the exterior, residents have taken up occupancy in the tower's units, and work in the building's ground floor heritage base continues.
With a modern buff brick finish now complementing the heritage component at the base of the TACT Architecture-designed development, and the recent installation of a finishing material on the blank east part wall of the tower, the project's exterior is now essentially complete. Together, the two complementary volumes of the building's King Street frontage create a dynamic relationship with the adjacent red brick-clad Abbey Lane Lofts.
The most recent news for the development was the recent application of Starbucks-branded papering over the windows of the heritage component. The popular coffee chain will soon open a new location here, replacing the location one block to the west on King that was closed due to fire damage in 2015.
Inside the future Starbucks, the installation of finishing materials and equipment is well underway. Seating up to 30, this location will no doubt see plenty of traffic from residents of the development's 132 condominium units, as well as students at the nearby George Brown College campus.
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|Related Companies:||American Standard (part of Lixil Canada Inc.), Corban and Goode, King Plus Development, MarketVision Real Estate, Mike Niven Interior Design, Pegah Contracting Ltd., TACT Architecture|