Nearly three years after construction started on Fleur Condos, a 29-storey, architectsAlliance-designed condominium tower for Menkes Developments, the building is now making its impact felt at the northeast corner of Church and Shuter streets in Downtown Toronto. The project's ascent continues to speed up as crews get into the rhythm of forming repeating floor layouts, while an major milestone was recently passed with the first pieces of exterior cladding having been applied.

Fleur Condos rising at Shuter and Church, image by Forum contributor innsertnamehere

Work kicked off in late 2016, when the previous building on the site was cleared to make way for the 2017 start of shoring and excavation. Forming of the building's foundations and four-level underground garage was completed in mid-2018, and the podium levels followed, rising into mid-2019. As the year winds down, crews are now forming the tower floors and the building stands 12 storeys high.

Base of Fleur Condos, image by Forum contributor .dwg

As the tower rises taller, the massing's unconventional take on the standard rectilinear condo tower geometry is becoming evident. This modified heptagonal footprint changes shape as the tower rises to form an unconventional angled shape, comprehension of which which will be aided as more of the exterior envelope is applied. The first signs of this cladding have been spotted at the base of the tower, in the form of a glazed window wall system with dark aluminum panels and projecting fins framing clear glazing.

Cladding at the base of Fleur Condos, image by Forum contributor MOB

The project will rise another 17 storeys before topping out 85 metres high. Once construction is complete, the tower will be home to 320 new condominium units, anchored to the intersection by 576 m² of ground-floor retail space.

Fleur Condos, 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 below.

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