It was late-2016 when we last checked in on construction at Plaza's 50 at Wellesley Station, a 37-storey Quadrangle designed condominium development in Toronto's Church-Wellesley Village community. At the time of our last update, a crane base had been installed at the bottom of the project's excavated pit, paving the way for the start of forming of the building's three-level underground parking garage. In the months since, the underground garage has been fully formed. 

Above grade progress for 50 at Wellesley Station, image by Forum contributor Benito

50 at Wellesley Station reached a significant project milestone last month, when work officially began on the ground floor slab. Since then, many of the columns and walls of the project's ground floor have been formed, and work is now moving on to start the forming of the second level above.

50 at Wellesley Station as seen in mid-June, image by Forum contributor Benito

With the project breaking away from the established point tower and podium formula seen on several recent and current Toronto condo developments, the tower will rise flush with the southern lot line along Wellesley Street. Once forming of the one-off layouts found on the lower levels are completed in the coming months, work will increase pace for the purely residential levels above, which will feature repeating layouts that allow crews to develop a rhythm of forming and repeating.

Above grade progress for 50 at Wellesley Station, image by Forum contributor Benito

To the immediate west of the 50 at Wellesley Station site, Cresford Developments' Vox Condominiums is well on its way towards an eventual height of 35 storeys. Now standing 15 levels above Wellesley Street East, the tower will feature a clean minimalist design by architectsAlliance, and will rise 116 metres, just one metre taller than neighbouring 50 at Wellesley Station.

Vox Condominiums, image by Forum contributor Benito

We will return as construction of the new condominium tower progresses. In the meantime, our Database file, linked below, has more information about the condominium, including renderings, floorplans, and pricing. Want to share your thoughts? Feel free to comment in the space provided on this page, or join in the ongoing conversation in our associated Forum threads. 

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