A new affordable rental development is wrapping up construction on Madison Avenue in Toronto's South Hill neighbourhood. Developed with funding from all levels of government as part of an effort to fast-track new affordable housing, the project from Madison View Homes Inc. known as Madison View is closing in on completion almost three years after the start of construction.

Looking northeast to Madison View, image by Forum contributor AlbertC

The six-storey McKnight Charron Limited Architects-designed building at 200 Madison Avenue is now structurally complete and largely enclosed in cladding, with the mid-rise building's exterior now largely complete. Despite being geared toward affordable home ownership, the u-shaped project's exterior skin—a mix of grey and copper-coloured aluminum panels, and dark brick finishes along the ground floor—is impressing with its polished exterior.

Looking northwest to Madison View, image by Forum contributor AlbertC

Most of the final cladding is now installed and the exterior is fast approaching the look shown in reconstruction renderings. Only small sections of the exterior still await their finishes, marked by the presence of blue and green weatherproofing material. 

Looking north to Madison View, image by Forum contributor AlbertC

The completed project will introduce 82 affordable housing units to the neighbourhood, being built in a mix of 43 one-bedroom units, 28 two-bedroom units, and 11 three-bedroom units. The up to 320 residents that will call the building home—selected through a lottery due to overwhelming demand—will have access to a collection of amenity spaces including a library, a TV lounge, a kitchen, an exercise area, a piano area, a barbecue, a self-serve pet spa, and two terrace gardens on the 4th and 5th floors.

Looking north to Madison View, image by Forum contributor AlbertC

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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