Roughly two and a half years after the massive project known as The Well kicked off construction at Front and Spadina in Downtown Toronto, the mixed-use complex's largest tower is now steadily rising. The 36-storey, Hariri Pontarini Architects-designed office tower is being built for Allied REIT and RioCan REIT, two of many developers working on the various components of the complex.

Looking northeast to The Well, image by Forum contributor Red Mars

Forming of the new office tower's concrete structure has been moving along with steady progress since reaching ground level at the end of 2018. Just over one year after this milestone was reached, forming has progressed up to the 13th floor. Having cleared the podium levels, the tower's trio of rectilinear volumes has become apparent. These volumes articulate the tower into three distinct sections that will increase in height from east to west, with only the westernmost volume to reach the full 174-metre height.

Looking northwest to The Well, image by Forum contributor Red Mars

The most recent milestone for the office tower is the start of installation of exterior finishes. Roughly a month since the glazing installation began in late December, a green-tinted curtainwall system has now surrounded much of the podium's third floor, and will eventually enclose the majority of the podium for both the office tower and the adjacent rental tower to the immediate west. Renderings depict a blue-toned glazing for the tower floors above.

Curtainwall glazing at The Well, image by Forum contributor Red Mars

The Well's office tower will have just under 1 million ft² of office space, while an additional 125,000 ft² will be assorted elsewhere in the expansive complex. Along with a significant retail component and six residential buildings, the office space will make up an integral part of the community's mixed-use ethos. A total of eight cranes are currently working away on the various components of The Well, in what is the largest construction site in Toronto for now.

Facing east across site of The Well, image by Forum contributor Red Mars

You can learn more from our Database file for the project, linked below. If you'd like to, you can join in on the conversation in the associated Project Forum thread, or leave a comment in the space provided on this page.

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