A new boutique hotel is rising at 51 Camden Street in Toronto's Fashion District. The 13-storey, Shim-Sutcliffe-designed building is across Brant Street from the leafy-green St Andrew's Playground, a park that is soon to be revitalized and expanded in conjunction with another nearby development. Developed by the team of Alterra Group of CompaniesZinc Developments, and Prowinko, the project has been under construction since late 2016, and the last several months of work have brought the tower closer to its final height.

Looking southeast to 51 Camden, image by Forum contributor Red Mars

We last checked in on construction back in June, when it reached 9 storeys and the first brick finishes had begun to appear. Forming has since progressed up to the 13th floor, the final level housing guest rooms, leaving just the mechanical penthouse/rooftop amenity level left to build before the tower tops out at a height of 45 metres.

Cladding installation has made noticeable progress since June, with brick panels now stretching up to the 7th floor along the west facade over Brant Street, and as high as the 5th floor along the north facade over Camden Street. The first panels of glazing have also been installed in recent weeks for one quite, with a dark-tinted low-iron vision glazing with low-e coating now visible.

Looking east to 51 Camden, image by Forum contributor Red Mars

A view captured late last month offers a look into the future double-height bar and restaurant space, surrounded by board-formed concrete arches fixed to tapered reinforced concrete pylons by solid steel joints and pins that will remain exposed as a form of structural expressionism. 

View into the ground floor of 51 Camden, image by Forum contributor Red Mars

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 our associated Forum thread, or leave a comment in the field provided at the bottom of this page.

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Related Companies:  Alterra Group of Companies, Carbon Hospitality, McIntosh Perry, ProWinko, RJC Engineers, Shim-Sutcliffe, Zinc Developments