Rising from the corner of Parliament and Adelaide streets in Toronto's Corktown neighbourhood, Great Gulf and Hullmark's 'home: Power and Adelaide' project has made swift progress in recent months. The 22-storey Core Architects-designed building broke ground in July, 2018, and over two years later, the tower's massing and exterior details are rapidly taking shape.

Looking southwest over home: Power and Adelaide, image by Forum contributor skycandy

We last checked in on construction back in late July, when forming had advanced as far as the fourth floor in a five-storey (plus mezzanine) podium, from which the tower volumes have begun to rise in the weeks since. With the podium structurally complete, the first five of the tower floors have since been formed, as crews begin forming of the 11th floor above. The towers will rise in their current conjoined form until the 16th floor. From there, they will break off into their individual 19 and 22-storey volumes. 

Looking southeast to home: Power and Adelaide, image by Forum contributor AlbertC

Another development in recent weeks is the beginning of installation for the building's exterior finishes. Since August, photos have appeared showing details including charcoal-toned brick and white precast panels, as well as fritted glass balcony railings. As these finishes begin to define the podium, the primary exterior envelope of window wall cladding has yet to appear.

Exterior finishes at home: Power and Adelaide, image by Forum contributor skycandy

Balcony cladding at home: Power and Adelaide, image by Forum contributor skycandy

The project is gearing up to bring 507 condominium units to the Corktown neighbourhood, atop a base containing approximately 60,000 ft² of retail space. Pedestrian animation through retail spaces and a permanent 24-hour residential presence will combine with landscape design by Ferris + Associates that will bring a welcoming presence to the surrounding public realm.

home: Power and Adelaide, image via submission to City of Toronto

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 below.

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Related Companies:  Core Architects, Ferris + Associates Inc., Great Gulf, McIntosh Perry, SPX Cooling Technologies Inc., TUCKER HIRISE Construction