Over the span of the last two and a half years, Toronto's Entertainment District has undergone significant vertical growth. The intersection of Richmond and Peter Streets has been the site of some of the most substantial change, with the addition of three new structures; Picasso, Queen Richmond Centre West (QRC West), and Tableau Condominiums—the latter of which is the subject of this week's Throwback Thursday. Back on March 18, 2014, construction of the 36-storey, Wallman Architects-designed condominium tower's podium was well underway, with its distinctive nine-column colonnade in view from the northeast, as shown below. In the background, Peter Street Condominiums was visible rising towards a final height of 40 storeys.
Fast forward to August 30, 2016, and construction activity is now wrapping up for the new condo tower. The recent installation of Shayne Dark's 'Nova'—a multi-storey art display consisting of vibrant green poles piercing through the podium's tabletop—has added a dynamic element to the future public piazza that will anchor the development's Richmond Street frontage. In the background, the complete and occupied Peter Street Condos' architectsAlliance design is also visible.
We will return next week with another look at the changing face of Toronto!