On the west edge of Toronto's Financial District, developer Cadillac Fairview is bringing a new 46-storey office tower to the northeast corner of Simcoe and Front streets. Addressed at 160 Front Street West, the project—designed by AS+GG Architecture of Chicago working with Toronto-based B+H Architects—has been active since site clearance began in early 2019, culminating in a ground breaking celebration almost exactly one year ago. 12 months after the ceremony, crews are working away at the complex's underground elements.

Looking southwest across site of 160 Front West, image by Forum contributor Red Mars

Following shoring and preservation of a heritage wall, excavation proceeded down to a depth of 13.5 metres, and when we last checked in on work in January, the site's first tower crane was in the process of being installed. Over the weeks that have followed, the first structural forming for the project commenced, working on the beginnings of the site's foundations. The pit will eventually be filled by four underground parking levels and a mezzanine level with bicycle parking.

Looking south across site of 160 Front West, image by Forum contributor Red Mars

It's been a busy few months since the January update. A second tower crane was installed late in March at the north end of the site, while work to the south has advanced considerably. At the south end of the footprint, the area surrounding the first crane has been built out with foundations, along with much of the lowest P4 level and a large section of the P3 level above it.

Looking north across site of 160 Front West, image by Forum contributor Red Mars

Upon completion, the 1.2 million ft² office tower will stand 240 metres tall, taking a prominent place in skyline views from the west. TD Bank will anchor the 100% leased tower, occupying 840,000 ft² of office space across 33 floors of the building. The top floors of the building will feature prominent illuminated signage with the bank's branding.

160 Front West, image courtesy of Cadillac Fairview

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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