The rise of Toronto's East Bayfront community and other nearby projects has extended the peaks of the skyline well east of the Financial District. New skyline photos captured from Toronto Harbour and the Islands are showing another project rising into the skyline, as construction moves along on Menkes Developments' Sugar Wharf community, a mixed-use redevelopment of the Queens Quay LCBO Lands set to house 4.6 million ft² of new office, condo, and retail space.

100 Queens Quay (just left of centre) on the Toronto skyline, image by Forum contributor Rascacielo

The project will introduce five condominium towers and an office building to the Waterfront, with three of the five towers already rising. Work is currently furthest along for the 25-storey, B+H Architects-designed office tower at 100 Queens Quay East, which will house a new headquarters for the LCBO, allowing their existing building to the north to be vacated in preparation for the Phase 2 condominium towers.

Looking south to Sugar Wharf community, image by Forum contributor mburrrr

When we last checked in on construction here, the building was having its 12th level formed, just shy of the halfway point towards its final height of 117 metres. A few weeks later, the building is now having its 15th level formed. With 100 Queens Quay just beginning to enter skyline views from the south, one can imagine how the 64 and 70-storey condo towers, under construction on Lake Shore Boulevard to the north, will eventually form part of a new height peak right next to the rising office tower.

100 Queens Quay (yellow crane on the right) on the Toronto skyline, image by Forum contributor Rascacielo

As it rises taller, 100 Queens Quay is being enclosed in its exterior finishes. A seafoam green curtainwall glazing has enclosed much of the three lowest storeys, while the tower above—glazing is now installed as high as the eighth level—is being finished in a dark but shimmering reflective curtainwall with a randomized pattern of subtly angled panels.

Looking south to 100 Queens Quay, image by Forum contributor mburrrr

North of the rising office tower, the architectsAlliance-designed Sugar Wharf Condos Phase 1 complex's conjoined podium structure is gradually taking shape along Lake Shore Boulevard. Due to the complex nature of forming the podium's unique floor layouts and network of structural support elements, the construction progress is noticeably slower at this stage of work, and will speed up in the coming months once forming reaches the repeating and smaller floor plates of the point towers above.

Looking southeast to Sugar Wharf Condos Phase 1, image by Forum contributor mburrrr

These phase one condo towers will have a prominent position on the Toronto skyline, reaching heights of 218 and 230 metres.The 690,000 ft² office tower will house the new headquarters for the LCBO, plus 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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