Work is progressing on the second phase of Vintage Garden, a Chinese retirement community at Victoria Park and McNicoll avenues in the Toronto borough of Scarborough. Set to eventually consist of four buildings, the second currently under construction is a 14-storey tower designed by CXT Architects Inc. 

The building kicked off construction in Scarborough's L’Amoreaux neighbourhood last Spring, and has progressed at an impressive rate in the year since. Excavation wrapped up by Fall 2018, and forming of underground levels continued into the winter. By April 2019, the project had already risen three levels above grade, with walls and columns evident for level 4.

Vintage Garden rising in April 2019, image by Forum contributor salsa

The rate of forming increased since the April photo above was captured, more than doubling the building's in size in the span of just over two months. Crews are now forming the building's 9th and 10th floors, and framing along exterior elevations hints at imminent cladding installation.

Vintage Garden, June 2019, image by Edward Skira

The community's first phase wrapped up in 2015 just north of the phase 2 site. When the second phase opens next year, it will bring another 177 retirement residential units, with a life lease tenure where leases have no termination date. Residents of the completed building will have access to a 13,000 square foot gymnatorium.

Vintage Garden, image via submission to City of Toronto

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:  CXT Architects Inc., NAK Design Group