A residential rental tower designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects for First Capital and Main and Main has topped out at over 134 metres just north of Kipling subway and GO station in Central Etobicoke's Six Points neighbourhood. The tower floors of The Westward had begun their ascent above the commercial podium in our December update. Since then, the tower has risen to its full height, and glazing has encased most of the 40-storey volume.

The Westward, image by Forum contributor drum118

The Westward adds density to a site formerly occupied by three two-storey buildings. The development at the southeast corner of Dundas Street West and Aukland Road introduces a mixed-use building beside a Tridel-developed community that has emerged west of Kipling Avenue.

Looking east along Dundas towards The Westward, image by Forum contributor drum118

The base of the building is comprised of a three-level, 4,132 m² commercial space to be anchored by a Farm Boy grocery store. A total of 333 rental units will be contained within the tower volume above.

The Westward, image by Forum contributor drum118

Photos from the UrbanToronto Forum show how the project has taken shape. The commercial podium is sheathed in expansive glazing and grey anodized aluminum panels. The tower is wrapped in reflective window wall with white and dark blue spandrel accents. An alternating rhythm of frosted and translucent glass comprise the balcony guards running nearly the full height of the tower.

The Westward commercial podium, image by Forum contributor drum118

The Westward is expected to begin occupancy in early 2021.

Additional information and images can be found in our Database file for the project, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum thread, or leave a comment in the space provided on this page.

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Related Companies:  Abedini Norris Consulting Inc., Diamond Schmitt Architects, EQ Building Performance Inc., First Capital, Snaile Inc., SvN, U31