It's been a year and a half since the mid-2017 construction start on Form Condos, a 14-storey architectsAlliance-designed condominium development from Tridel on McCaul between Queen and Dundas streets in Downtown Toronto. We last checked in on construction back in November, when forming had reached the building's 11th floor. In the time since, the last few levels have been poured, and Form Condos has topped out at a height of 51 metres.

Looking south to Form Condos, image by Forum contributor AlbertC

The building was created with a new type of concrete developed by Halifax-based CarbonCure Technologies, that recycles CO2, trapping it inside the concrete where it is chemically converted into a mineral. Approximately 3,000 cubic metres of this concrete was used in the structure, promising a greener future for the development industry if more developers use the new tech.

Looking south to Form Condos, image by Forum contributor Rascacielo

In the meantime, installation of the building envelope began in December, a task that Tridel stimulates will take seven months to complete. So far, one can see panelling but no windows yet. Plumbing has begun, but interior finishing of walls cannot progress until floors are sealed in from the elements.

Detail of cladding on Form Condos, image by Forum contributor drum118

Form Condos will bring 189 new homes to McCaul Street. Residents will have access to a selection of amenities split between the ground and 14th floors. The ground level will feature a party room lounge, private dining room, plus fitness and yoga studios. On the top floor, residents will find an indoor private dining area, connected to a rooftop outdoor lounge and kitchen/dining area.

Form Condos, image courtesy of Tridel

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.

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Related Companies:  architectsAlliance, Kramer Design Associates Limited, The MBTW Group | W Architect Inc, Tridel, U31