This week's Throwback Thursday turns back the clocks on two projects at the crossroads of Toronto's Financial District and St. Lawrence neighbourhoods. Back in late 2015, the wedge-shaped Berczy Park had been cleared of its previous fountain, furniture, and much of its landscaping to make way for the Claude Cormier + Associés-designed revitalization. In the background, the initial tower floors had begun to rise above the five-storey podium of Concert Properties' 88 Scott Street, a 58-storey Page + Steele / IBI Group-designed condominium tower at the corner of Wellington and Scott Streets.
Returning to the same vantage point just under two years later reveals some dramatic changes. The fenced-off construction site seen in the 2015 photo has been transformed into an inviting public space anchored by a playful fountain. In the background, 88 Scott Street has topped out and is now fully clad over the Scott and Wellington intersection, including a rebuilt 1951 Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance building at the base of the tower.
We will return next week with another look at the changing face of Toronto!
|Related Companies:||Claude Cormier + Associés, Concert Properties, DeepRoot Green Infrastructure, EQ Building Performance Inc., Kramer Design Associates Limited, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, Stephenson Engineering, U31|