The 81-unit first phase of Triumph Developments' Howard Park Residences is now being joined by a second phase on Howard Park Avenue in Toronto's Roncesvalles Village area. Like phase 1, the 96-unit Howard Park 2 is a terracing 8-storey mid-rise from architects RAW Design, with a complementary design sharing the same striking 45° angles that made the first phase a contender in our "Best Buildings of 2015 Readers' Poll."
Construction of Howard Park 2 kicked off in early-2016 with the start of shoring. By September 2016, excavation had bottomed out, and a tower crane was installed at the base of the pit. Forming of below-grade components continued through early 2017, when work reached grade. By April of this year, work had begun on forming the building's second level, along with the first signs of the sawtooth-shaped floorplates. In the months since, Howard Park 2 has grown at a considerable pace, with crews now forming the eight and final residential level.
With the building practically topped out, its relationship with the first phase building has become much more apparent. The two phases' continuous streetwall along Howard Park Avenue is briefly interrupted by their set-back lobbies, which together form a forecourt area by landscape architects Ferris + Associates Inc., featuring raised planters and corten steel finishes.
A closer look reveals that the first elements of ductwork, plumbing, and electrical are being put in place on the building's lower levels. This view also reveals metal framing on the outside of the building, which will be used to mount exterior finishes.
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|Related Companies:||Ferris + Associates Inc., Milborne Group, RAW Design, tcgpr (The Communications Group), The Walsh Group, Triumph Developments, Walker Glass Company Ltd.|