We've been keeping close tabs on the construction of Menkes Developments' Sugar Wharf community, a mixed-use redevelopment of the LCBO Lands west of Jarvis Street on Toronto's Waterfront, planned to eventually boast 4.6 million ft² of new office, condo, and retail space. The initial phases of the project now unfolding include a 25-storey office tower on Queens Quay East, and a pair of condo towers to the north along Lake Shore Boulevard East.
Work is currently furthest along on the 25-storey, B+H Architects-designed office tower in the southeast corner of the site at 100 Queens Quay East, which commenced construction in December, 2017. Two years and four months later, the tower is steadily rising into skyline views while its exterior finishes follow a bit behind the completed floor slabs.
We last checked in on construction in March when the building's 15th level was in the process of being formed. Another three levels have risen in the five weeks since, with the tower now 18 storeys tall. The remaining seven office floors and mechanical functions above will eventually bring the building to its final height of 117 metres. Cladding now reaches as high as the eighth floor of the building, with little installation progress recorded since last month due to the COVID-19 situation and its impact on the construction industry.
Once complete, the 690,000 ft² office tower will contain the new headquarters for the LCBO, plus 90,000 ft² of office space for The Toronto Region Board of Trade and its trade services arm, the World Trade Centre Toronto (WTC-T).
To the north, the architectsAlliance-designed Sugar Wharf Condos Phase 1 complex is progressing with the forming of a podium that will support condo towers that rise to 64 and 70-storeys, and heights of 218 and 230 metres. The third and fourth floors of the podium's sizeable footprint are now taking shape, a task that takes considerably more time per floor than will the slender point tower floorplates that will eventually follow.
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