The wheels are in motion for ELAD Canada's new Galleria on the Park mixed-use community, set to replace the 1972-opened Galleria Shopping Centre at Dupont and Dufferin in Toronto's West End. To make way for several new community, the almost 50-year-old mall is now meeting its end, with the demolition activity having kicked off in Fall, 2019, and now noticeably ramping up.

Demolition at site of Galleria Shopping Centre, image by Forum contributor AlbertC

Crews from York Demolition started off last year by tearing down the western section of mall closest to Emerson Avenue, and have since progressed to the mall interior and south end. Views from the south end of the mall's central section show that large sections of the building have been reduced to rubble, which is being sorted into piles of steel and cinderblock for future recycling.

Demolition at site of Galleria Shopping Centre, image by Forum contributor AlbertC

With a footprint of over 21,000 m², demolition of the remaining sections of mall is expected to continue to well into the year before construction can begin on the redevelopment's initial phases. Kitty corner from the site on the north and east edges of the Dupont and Dufferin sidewalks, the project’s on-site presentation centre is coming together, with FirstCon construction crews working away at the steel-frame structure with dark reflective cladding.

Galleria On The Park presentation, image by Forum contributor AlbertC

Units have already sold out at the community's first phase, Galleria 01, while sales for the second phase Galleria 02 are commencing. The initial phases of the community will share complementary designs by Core Architects, and feature interior spaces appointed by designers U31.

Galleria 01 and 02, image courtesy of ELAD Canada

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Related Companies:  Core Architects, COUNTERPOINT ENGINEERING, EQ Building Performance Inc., Hariri Pontarini Architects, NAK Design Strategies, Peter McCann Architectural Models Inc., U31, Urban Strategies Inc.