Two developments currently under construction are set to expand the nascent residential neighbourhood to the southeast of Wilson subway station in northwest Toronto. Following the fist two developments in he area—The Station and Gramercy Park Condos—the new condo developments will bring hundreds of new homes to the area, one replacing a commuter surface parking lot, and the other a low-rise commercial-industrial building.
Wrapping around the south and west sides of The Station, work is coming along at the L-shaped site of Rocket Condos, a condo development designed by gh3 and SMV Architects for Metropia, Shiplake, and Wise. Construction has progressed a fair bit since our last update in July, when forming was underway for the underground garage that will serve Rocket's two buildings.
In the months since, the 14-storey, 291-suite west building closest to Allen Road has risen four levels above grade while the 8-storey, 171-unit east building has risen two levels above grade.
Just across Tippett Road to the east, construction has progressed even further at the site of Southside Residences at Gramercy Park from Malibu Investments, a follow-up being built immediately south of Malibu's earlier Gramercy Park development that fronts on Wilson. Designed by IBI Group, the project consists of 15 and 17-storey towers rising from a shared podium, containing 500 units total.
The latest photos show the project rising seven storeys above Tippett Road, and now sporting the first pieces of cladding applied to parts of the lowest two floors. Following design cues established by the existing Gramercy Park building to the north, Southside Residences will feature a precast concrete and brick exterior.
Additional information and images can be found in our database file for the project, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum thread, or leave a comment in the field provided at the bottom of this page.
* * *
UrbanToronto has a new way you can track projects through the planning process on a daily basis. Sign up for a free trial of our New Development Insider here.
|Related Companies:||CMV Group architects, figure3 Interior Design, gh3, IBI Group, L.A. Inc., Malibu Investments, McIntosh Perry, Metropia, NAK Design Group, Quest Window Systems|