In the roughly five months since we last checked in on St Thomas Developments88 North, the IBI Group-designed condominium tower has almost doubled in height just east of Church and Shuter in Downtown Toronto. The 27-storey project had risen to a height of 16 storeys at the time of our last update back in February, and is now approaching its final height.

Looking southeast to 88 North, image by Forum contributor Benito

Forming now stretches above the 27th floor, with crews working on the tower's mechanical penthouse level, the final floor left to build before the building tops out at a height of 91 metres. This milestone will be attained within the next few weeks, to be followed by the eventual disassembly of the tower crane used to build the structure.

Upper levels at 88 North, image by Forum contributor innsertnamehere

Cladding installation has also made significant progress since our last update, when it had been installed up to the podium's sixth floor. The main tower cladding, in the form of a window wall system with full-floor height glazing framed in dark mullions, now stretches up to the 17th floor. White aluminum banding covers slab edges between podium floors to create horizontal accents, while the staggered balconies act as architectural accents on the tower floors.

Looking west to 88 North, image by Forum contributor skycandy

The project is the first of four towers being built in the redevelopment of the large 88 Queen East surface parking lot bounded by Queen, Shuter, Dalhousie, and Mutual streets. 88 North's initial 400 condominium units will be followed up by towers with heights of 27, 28, and 49 storeys, bringing close to 1,150 new residential units to site.

88 North, image by Forum contributor Rascacielo

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:  Cecconi Simone, Claude Cormier + Associés, Gensler, IBI Group, L.A. Inc., MarketVision Real Estate, McIntosh Perry, Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, St Thomas Developments Inc.