A new tower is rising into Toronto's Church-Wellesley Village area, as construction advances for Aragon's Eighty One Wellesley just east of Church Street. The 28-storey, Core Architects-designed condominium tower has been under construction since the end of 2017, and new photos show that the building's ascent is moving along.

Looking west to Eighty One Wellesley, image by Forum contributor Northern Light

The initial shoring phase of construction continued into mid-2018, followed by excavation, which bottomed out in early 2019. A tower crane was installed in May, 2019, and it would take another year before the underground levels were completed and the first above-grade construction was recorded. 

Looking southwest to Eighty One Wellesley, image by Forum contributor Northern Light

It's been close to six months since the building rose above street level, and work has since progressed up to the seventh floor of the podium. The floor now being formed represents the extent of the podium levels. From here, a reduction in the size of the tower floor-plate will allow for a faster ascent in the months to come. Once a total of 28 residential floors and a mechanical penthouse are formed, the building will top out at a height of 97.5 metres.

Looking southeast to Eighty One Wellesley, image by Forum contributor Northern Light

Upon completion, the building will introduce 179 condominium units to the neighbourhood, part of a wave of residential development set to bring several hundred new homes to the Church-Wellesley Village in the coming years. Along with recent and planned buildings to the west, Eighty One Wellesley is helping the Village's skyline to bridge the flanking Downtown Yonge and St James Town skylines.

Eighty One Wellesley, 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 in the space provided on this page.

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Related Companies:  Core Architects, WND Associates Ltd