The stretch of Toronto's waterfront east of Yonge Street will soon be home to 4.6 million ft² of new office, condo, and retail space, as construction presses on for the initial phases of Menkes Developments' Sugar Wharf community, a mixed-use redevelopment of the Queens Quay LCBO Lands. The community's first three towers are now rising, with a 25-storey office tower on Queens Quay to the south, and a pair of 64 and 70-storey condo towers on Lake Shore Boulevard to the north.
We last checked in on the busy construction site just over one month ago. At that time, the 25-storey, B+H Architects-designed office tower at 100 Queens Quay East stood 12 levels above grade. Forming has since progressed to the tower's 15th floor, taking the building to more than half way towards its eventual final height of 117 metres.
Cladding installation has also been progressing smoothly for a few months now. The building's podium levels are being enclosed in a seafoam green curtainwall glazing, with the material now sealing off the entirety of the first two levels along the north and east facades. Above, the tower is being finished in a silver-black reflective curtainwall with a randomized pattern of recessed glazing panels, giving the glass somewhat of a glittering effect.
Across the future easterly extension of Harbour Street to the north, the complex’s first pair of condominium towers are gearing up to rise alongside Lake Shore Boulevard. The architectsAlliance-designed Sugar Wharf Condos Phase 1 complex's conjoined podium structure has had its first two levels formed, with walls and columns now present for level three.
Upon completion, the initial three towers will have a prominent position on the Toronto skyline, most notably the two condo towers with heights of 218 and 230 metres. The 690,000 ft² office tower is set to be the new headquarters for the LCBO, along with 90,000 ft² of space for The Toronto Region Board of Trade and its trade services arm, the World Trade Centre Toronto (WTC-T).
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