Construction for Whitehaus Condominiums has kicked into gear with the start of shoring. The 29-storey Diamond Schmitt Architects-designed condominium tower for Lifetime Developments and Knightstone will rise in Midtown Toronto on Yonge north of Eglinton.
The site had sat dormant for much of 2017, following the demolition last year of a 1984-built retail plaza along its Yonge Street frontage. This summer, activity was once again spotted as the western portion of the site was cleared. Recently the site was backfilled up to street level to provide flat ground for the heavy shoring rigs to work on.
Crews from Michael Bros Excavation and Anchor Shoring are now working away at the site, preparing for the excavation of the tower's five-level underground garage. Shoring is normally done through a steel pile and wood lagging system, but if underground water issues are present here, like they were across the street at the Montgomery Square project (seen in the background, below), a water-tight caisson wall may need to be created.
Whitehaus will add to the growing canyon of high-rises forming along Yonge Street on the blocks around Eglinton. Once complete, the project will introduce 366 new condominium units to the neighbourhood, ranging in size from 377 ft² to 1,073 ft². Down at street level, the tower will front the Yonge and Helendale intersection with a two-level retail space that will add to the already lively pedestrian conditions on this stretch of Yonge.
We will keep you updated as site activity progresses. In the meantime, additional information and renderings of the project 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 in the space provided at the bottom of this page.