Only a small section of Newtonbrook Plaza remains at the Yonge Street and Cummer Avenue intersection in the Toronto borough of North York. The former shopping centre is being demolished in favour of Aoyuan International's M2M Condos, a five-tower, Wallman Architects-designed development that will bring new residential, commercial, and public spaces to the site.

The first signs of demolition on the site's 32,000 m² footprint were spotted in late 2018. By the start of 2019, crews were already in the process of demolishing an 11-storey office building at the south end of the site, a task which had wrapped up by March. In April, work moved on to removing the former grocery store at the north end of the site, with that phase of demolition wrapping up the same month.

Looking north across M2M site, image by Edward Skira

Just in front of the former grocery store, the site's frontage at the Yonge and Cummer intersection is being built out with a new presentation centre, now structurally complete. On the new presentation centre opens, the last section of the plaza still standing—home the current presentation centre—can be demolished.

Future M2M presentation centre building, image by Edward Skira

In the meantime, the tearing-down of the last sections of the plaza has briefly opened a window into the past, including views into this former Bowlerama, now being gutted.

Former Bowlerama at Newtonbrook Plaza, image by Edward Skira

You will find plenty more photos of the teardown in this post in our dedicated Forum thread.

The project’s first phase will bring two towers of 34 and 36 storeys to the south end of the site, with a combined 541 condominium units. Residents will enjoy a long list of amenities, while first phase and future phase residents will also have access to a selection of community amenities including daycare and community centres.

M2M Condos, image courtesy of Aoyuan International

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:  Aoyuan International, Bousfields, Ferris + Associates Inc., McIntosh Perry, Peter McCann Architectural Models Inc., U31, Wallman Architects