Last time we checked in on Devron DevelopmentsThe Vanguard in October, 2019, the building was approaching its final height. Rising a block north of the northeast corner of Yonge and Steeles, the Kirkor Architects-designed tower has recently topped off, reaching its final height of 27-storeys. Just outside the Toronto City boundary, the building lies in the Markham community of Thornhill.

Close-ip of construction progress at The Vanguard, image by Forum contributor DarkSideDenizen

Clad with limestone-coloured precast panels, blue-tinted windows and black frames and mullions, the tower’s two contrasting façade treatments are beginning to become apparent, with the centre of the tower volume characterized with a white tone, and the outer edges clad in dark materials. Cladding can also be seen applied to the mechanical penthouse levels, which have now been fully formed above the highest residential floors. 

Looking south to The Vanguard, image by Forum contributor DarkSideDenizen

Not often seen in residential buildings (compared to their office counterparts) the building is targeted to be LEED Gold certified with a number of environmentally sustainable features like built-in Tesla chargers, and a program that uses 35% renewable energy to power the building. 30% of the materials used in construction are locally-sourced, slimming-down the portion of the building's carbon footprint coming from material transportation.

Devon is targeting a Summer 2020 occupancy for the project. 

Looking south to The Vanguard, image courtesy of Devron Developments

Additional information and images can be found in our Database file for the project, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum thread, or leave a comment below.

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