Construction is progressing below street level at the Downtown Toronto site of Pemberton Group's Social at Church + Dundas, named for the corner it sits on. The 52-storey condominium tower designed by RAW has been underway since demolition cleared older buildings from the site in late 2018. A year and a half later, a crane stretches skyward as the building's underground levels take shape.

Facing southwest over site of Social at Church + Dundas, image by Forum contributor MOB

The first drilling rigs arrived on the cleared site in the early months of 2019 to begin work on the site's shoring system, which subsequently wrapped up in April, 2019. Excavation followed, bottoming out in mid-November, 2019 with the first concrete pours for the tower foundation occurring later that month. Forming of the lowest underground parking level continued without the assistance of a crane until one was installed in mid-March.

In the time since through the construction slowdowns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, crews are continuing to form the six-level underground garage, which is expected to continue for another several months before work rises above grade for the building's four-storey podium.

Peeking into the pit of Social at Church + Dundas, image by Forum contributor bilked

Once complete, the tower will rise to just shy of 165 metres tall, adding almost 600 new condominium units to the neighbourhood, along with street-fronting retail space.

Social at Church + Dundas, image via submission to City of Toronto

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