North of Toronto's North York City Centre area, Aoyuan International is gearing up to bring five Wallman Architects-designed towers to the former Newtonbrook Plaza site at Yonge and Cummer, a short distance north of Finch subway station. Named M2M Condos in a nod to the local postal code, construction of the project has been underway since demolition began on the former plaza last year.

M2M recently passed an important construction milestone for its two-tower first phase with a late June crane installation. This is the latest in a string of project milestones, starting with the completion of demolition activity on the former shopping plaza and building on site last Fall. Drilling activity came shortly after, with crews installing a pile and lagging shoring system around the site's perimeter. Completed sections of the shoring allowed excavation to begin by October of last year, with the pit having bottomed out at its south end this past April.

Looking southeast across Yonge Street to M2M Condos, image by Edward Skira

With excavation continuing to the north, where future M2M phases will rise, the first crane was recently put in place at the south end of the pit's base, 13.3 metres below Yonge Street. The crane is now working on the first portions of the foundation and P4 parking level of the underground garage.

Looking southeast across site of M2M Condos, image by Edward Skira

Forming of the initial phase's underground structures will continue for several months before work reaches the surface. From there, the first towers will rise 34 and 36 storeys, containing a combined 810 condominium units. They will be anchored to the street by a podium containing commercial office and retail space. Three more buildings will follow to the north, where excavation activity is now ongoing. 

Looking southeast to phase 1 of M2M Condos, image courtesy of Aoyuan International

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