The first buildings at Menkes Developments' 4.6 million ft² mixed-use Sugar Wharf community have begun to rise across Queens Quay from the Toronto waterfront. The multi-phased redevelopment of the LCBO Lands near Lake Shore and Jarvis has started on the eastern half of the site, where a 25-storey office tower and a pair of condo towers that will hit 64 and 70 storeys are gearing up to make their mark on the city skyline.

Looking west across the Sugar Wharf site, image by Forum contributor Scrub

Furthest along is the 25-storey, B+H Architects-designed office tower at 100 Queens Quay East, which kicked off construction back in December 2017. The office building has been steadily rising above grade since Spring, and the first tower floors were rising above the office component's podium levels at the time of our last update one month ago. Work on the office tower has since progressed to the seventh floor.

Looking south to 100 Queens Quay at Sugar Wharf, image by Forum contributor mburrrrr

Just north of the rising office tower—across a gap that marks the coming extension of Harbour Street—Sugar Wharf Condos Phase 1 started forming its ground level in October. This task is gradually progressing, with the podium levels' complicated layout and one-off forming expected to take a few months before the architectsAlliance-designed complex breaks off into two towers. The slender floorplates and repeating layouts of the subsequent tower floors will rise at a much faster rate.

Sugar Wharf Condos Phase 1 viewed in mid-November, image by Forum contributor mburrrrr

Sugar Wharf Condos Phase 1 will have a prominent position on the Toronto skyline, rising to heights of 218 and 230 metres in close proximity to the lake and the iconic skyline views from the Toronto Islands. These towers will be followed by even more height an density in the upcoming second phase of residential buildings to the west.

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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