In the Toronto borough of North York, the blocks south of Don Mills subway station have been in a state of flux for about a decade now, aging mid-rise and townhome rental buildings having been gradually replaced with a denser but more walkable community by developer ELAD Canada. Two Emerald City blocks have now been completed, sprouting six towers plus mid-rises and townhomes, and new ground-level retail. Now, construction of Emerald City's last three towers—The Peak at 33 storeys, The Point at 24 storeys, and Lumina at 13 storeys—is underway.

Block C (R) rendered into Emerald City community, image courtesy of ELAD Canada

Following the project's February 2018 ground breaking, the Block C buildings are now over a year into construction on the south side of Helen Lu Road east of Don Mills Road. Like the community's existing buildings, the latest phases feature a complementary design by WZMH Architects with a massing that mirrors the adjacent Block B layout to the north.

Looking east across Block C of Emerald City, image by Forum contributor drum118

In the 13 months since shovels went into the ground, shoring and excavation have been carried out for the site's massive 900+ space garage, and the first two tower cranes have been installed. Forming work is currently furthest along at the southeast corner of the site, where the block's tallest building, The Peak, will rise 33 storeys. Progress follows closely behind at the northeast corner, on the future footprint of the 24-storey The Point.

Looking north across Block C of Emerald City, image by Forum contributor drum118

Meanwhile, with the pit having recently bottomed out at the location of the 13-storey Lumina near the site's southwest corner, crews are preparing to install a third tower crane. A crane base is now visible, and nearby trenches and rebar bundles indicate work is now ramping up for the block's shortest tower.

Looking northeast across Block C of Emerald City, image by Forum contributor drum118

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Related Companies:  Baker Real Estate Inc., Ferris + Associates Inc., WZMH Architects