In the roughly three months since our most recent construction update covering Canderel's YC Condos, much progress has been made on the 198-metre high Graziani + Corazza Architects-designed condominium tower on Yonge Street, just north of College. Following the forming of the development's 5-level underground parking garage, the project marked a major milestone in September 2016, when work began on the project's ground floor. By late-February, forming of the building's podium structure was well underway.

North view of YC Condos from Yonge and College, image by Marcus Mitanis

In the months since, forming of the podium levels has wrapped up, and work has since begun on the forming of the narrower tower floorplates above. As these floors rise towards over 60 storeys above Yonge Street, the speed of forming has now increased as crews can reuse forms from one floor on the next one above as well, and so on.

YC Condos viewed from the north of Yonge Street, image by Marcus Mitanis

The most recent change at the YC Condos site has been the start of installation for the building's envelope. Earlier this month, photos began to appear in our Forum thread for the project, depicting what appears to be a hybrid curtain wall/window wall system installed on the podium levels. With a portion of the podium now sealed off from the elements, work has since begun on the installation of plumbing and electrical components.

Podium cladding on YC Condos, image by Forum contributor Benito

Shortly after this first element in the exterior envelope was photographed, new photos appeared showing the first row of the main cladding that will be used for the bulk of the tower component, coming in the form of a window wall system with grey spandrel glass panels, framed in grey mullions. The tops of the cladding panels can be seen in the image below just above the parapet wall at centre.

Tower cladding on YC Condos, image by Forum contributor Benito

Now standing 14 storeys above the Yonge and Grenville intersection, the visual impact of YC Condos' height is now being felt from various vantage points around the neighbourhood, and will continue to break into more views as it ascends higher into the skyline.

YC Condos viewed from the north on St. Luke Lane, image by Greg Lipinski

Additional information and renderings can be found in our dataBase file for the project, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated forum threads, or leave a comment using the field provided at the bottom of this page.

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