Toronto's intersection of Sherbourne and Front streets in the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood is undergoing some big changes, with two multi-tower projects underway on opposing corners. At the intersection's southeast corner, work is now over two years in on the Pemberton Group's new project known as Time and Space, a Wallman Architects-designed complex set to top out at 29 storeys and span a full city block upon completion.
The first signs of activity were spotted at the site back in April, 2018, when demolition began to clear existing buildings—a single storey former car dealership and a grocery store—from the approximately 11,000 m² site footprint. Demolition would continue through the end of June, 2018, setting the stage for shoring, which was conducted from August, 2018 through January, 2019. Excavation for the building's underground parking level commenced immediately after.
With the north end of the site's excavation complete, the first tower crane was raised in the northeast corner at the start of September, with a second crane following just days later at the pit's northwest corner. By November, excavation of the site's central and southern thirds had wrapped up, setting the stage for a third crane's installation at the southwest corner of the site.
In the months since, workers have formed much of the underground parking level across three quarters of the site, with the ground floor slab now taking shape above. Views into the pit show the clear curving outline of the garage's access ramp, and other progress on the garage. At the southeast corner of the pit, construction lags behind the rest of the site footprint, where crews are currently forming the foundation slab and preparing for the installation of a fourth tower crane.
An animated GIF, compiled from images captured by Forum contributor evandyk overlooking the site, illustrates the recent progress.
Upon completion, the complex's 18 and 29-storey volumes will bring almost 1,600 units combined to the St. Lawrence neighbourhood, along with street-fronting retail space.
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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