With construction already underway on the third and final phase in the 16-year redevelopment of the 6-acre Liberty Market Complex in Toronto's Liberty Village neighbourhood, Lifetime Developments is officially launching the project known as Liberty Market Tower. Designed by Wallman Architects, the 28-storey mixed-use tower will bring 281 luxury condominium units to the site, as well as office space and more retail.
To make a virtue of the building's communal spaces, a series of murals and sculptures by multidisciplinary artist Anthony Ricciardi having been commissioned.
"From the outset, our work in Liberty Village has always been about creating a community," reads a statement from Brian Brown, Principal of Lifetime Developments. "As pioneer builders of the neighbourhood, we're proud to bring this project to life through a one-of-a-kind building situated where art meets business and industrial heritage meets modern design."
Meanwhile, as the launch kicks into gear, the building is already well under construction. As of the end of 2019, crews had begun work on the uppermost level in the 3.5-level, 298-space underground garage. The 13.85-metre climb from the base of the pit back to street level is under way. Once there, it's a 100-metre ascent into the local skyline to the top of the mechanical penthouse.
To make way for the new build, the east end of the the Liberty Market Building—a legacy warehouse since converted to office and retail uses—was demolished. In its place the new building's podium features a warehouse-inspired design that acts as a modern interpretation of the currently operating section of the Liberty Market Building to the west. This podium will house a mix of ground floor retail and office space.
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