A new condominium development is now rising above Yonge Street, north of Wellesley Station in Downtown Toronto. Cresford DevelopmentsThe Clover on Yonge will rise 44 storeys from the east side of Yonge at Gloucester Street, featuring a design by architectsAlliance that includes a new retail podium set to reanimate the site following the loss of the previous block of retail frontages.

Work on the site began in late 2016 with the demolition of the former retail block, as well as heritage building at the south end of the site that will eventually have two of its facades reconstructed and integrated into the podium. Shoring had begun by February 2017, with excavation following. In September 2017, the first tower crane was installed at the base of the pit, and forming had progressed back up to street level by June 2018.

Looking northeast to The Clover on Yonge, image by Forum contributor Benito

In the year since, the project's four-storey podium has been formed, as well as the first two tower floors above. The reduced floorplate size and repeating layouts of these tower floors will allow crews to form at a much quicker rate, and the increase in speed should be noticeable after more of these floors are constructed in the coming months.

Looking southeast to The Clover on Yonge, image by Forum contributor Benito

Over the last few weeks, the start of cladding installation has provided a first glimpse at the building's finishes. Sections of the Yonge Street podium frontage are being finished in a mix of curtainwall glazing and vertical aluminum fins with a matte black finish.

Cladding on The Clover on Yonge, image by Forum contributor Benito

To the north, an area finished in stone panel assembly will help to articulate the Yonge frontage into multiple distinct volumes.

Cladding on The Clover on Yonge, image by Forum contributor Benito

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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