Approaching 20 years after shovels first went into the ground for the initial towers Concord Adex's CityPlace community on Toronto's disused Railway Lands, the final phase of the community is now well under construction at Spadina and Bremner. Known as Concord Canada House, the two tallest towers in the neighbourhood will rise from an enormous podium to 59 and 69 storeys and heights of 203 and 232 metres, designed like fraternal twins by architects IBI Group.
The site has been active since the mid-2018 demolition of a presentation centre that had been used throughout the sales of all Concord CityPlace towers. Shoring and excavation followed the site's clearing, continuing through much of 2019. We last checked in on construction last December, when the first tower crane had just been erected at the west end of the excavated pit, allowing the start of forming for the complex's six-level underground garage.
Nine months of construction later, including pandemic-related shutdowns, restarts, and staffing reductions to ensure social distancing, the complex's garage levels have gradually risen to just shy of street level. With work now progressing on P1, the final parking level, forming of the ground level slab will be a milestone celebrated by the project team in the coming weeks.
An animated GIF condenses all of the forming progress recorded since May, 2020, captured facing southeast over the site from Spadina and Blue Jays Way.
Upon completion, Concord Canada House will add a significant height peak to the CityPlace skyline, as well as 1,373 condominium units, 1,255 m² of retail space, and 3,315 m² of office space.
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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