Since our previous construction update for Neudorfer Corporation's Fuse and Fuse2 Condos, another month of construction activity has brought the Barrett Architect and Burka Architects-designed development closer to completion. Over the course of the last few weeks, the exterior construction hoist has been removed from the project's 27-storey first phase, while cladding has sealed off the final levels of the 23-storey second phase Fuse2.

Fuse (L) and Fuse2 (R) viewed from the east on Lansdowne, image by Marcus Mitanis

With the hoist now removed and cladding sealing off the construction hoist's former vertical span, Fuse Condos' exterior elements have been virtually completed. Inside, work continues is advance of the first residential occupancies in December. 

Cladding installation complete for Fuse Condos, image by Marcus Mitanis

Just to the west, installation of Fuse2's exterior is also largely complete. The main expression of dark-tinted window wall cladding, back-painted spandrel glass, and dark grey mullion caps has been fully installed, along with precast concrete and brick-panel elements. Installation of the development's balcony glazing—a clear glass with a bird-friendly ceramic frit—has also made swift progress since the end of October, with the glazing panels now rising well over halfway up the tower.

Cladding installation continues for Fuse2 Condos, image by Marcus Mitanis

Once complete, Fuse and Fuse2 Condos will likely bring greater pedestrian activity at the Dupont and Lansdowne intersection. While the residential density of the towers' combined 576 condominium units will create a 24-hour pedestrian presence at the intersection, a 4,885 m² commercial space will add a retail destination to the area. The retail space will be anchored by a Metro grocery store, and a Shoppers Drug Mart.

Fuse (R) and Fuse2 (L), image by Marcus Mitanis

We will continue to follow the development as construction continues and the first residents begin to occupy Fuse in the coming weeks. In the meantime, you can find additional information and renderings in our dataBase file for Fuse and Fuse2, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads, or leave a comment in the space provided at the bottom of this page.

Related Companies:  Barrett Architect Inc., Burka Architects, CSEI-Intron Engineering Inc., Milborne Group, Neudorfer Corporation, TMG Builders