This week's Throwback Thursday turns back the clocks on a high-rise rental tower at Toronto's Bay and Gerrard intersection. Back in October 2016, construction had recently risen above grade for GWL Realty's The Livmore, a 43-storey, IBI Group-designed purpose-built luxury rental tower with just shy of 600 units. Roughly 16 months after work began on the building's ground floor, the tower would top out at a 139-metre height, celebrated with a topping off party for construction crews.
The same southeast-facing angle of the Bay and Gerrard intersection looks far different in April 2018, with the new tower structurally complete on the site of a former surface parking lot. Cladding installation continues to enclose the tower's upper levels, and the first residential occupancies are scheduled to begin later this year.
A view skyward shows the topped-out tower's full height and offset volumes of dark and light, achieved with a mix of curtainwall glazing, window wall, and colourful orange accents.
We will return next week with another look at the changing face of Toronto!
|Related Companies:||Cecconi Simone, Flynn Group of Companies, GWL Realty Advisors, IBI Group, Land Art Design, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, PCL, RAW Design, Stephenson Engineering, Vertica Resident Services|