Part of a wave of mid-rise development currently reshaping a stretch of Toronto's Dupont Street between Spadina and Ossington, construction is moving along at the site of Litho, a mixed-use mid-rise from RioCan REIT and Woodbourne Canada. The nine-storey, Turner Fleischer Architects-designed project at 740 Dupont will bring new rental housing to the area, atop a base housing a new Farm Boy grocery store.

Looking east to Litho, image by Forum contributor AlbertC

Construction of the purpose-built rental residential building began in early 2018, when demolition took down a former car dealership from the site. Shoring followed, clearing the way for the start of excavation in late Spring, 2018. Excavation had bottomed out and a crane was installed by October, 2018, and forming for the two-level underground garage wrapped up in Spring, 2019. We last checked in this past March, when the structure stood a couple storeys above Dupont.

Looking northwest to Litho, image by Forum contributor AlbertC

Seven months of construction since then, the building has surpassed a few milestones including topping out at a height of approximately 37 metres earlier this year, and the start of installation for exterior finishes. Precast concrete in white and dark finishes is now forming a frame around the structure, while residential levels are being enclosed in a window wall system with dark-tinted glazing, charcoal grey spandrel panels, and louvre vents framed in dark aluminum mullions.

Looking northeast to Litho, image by Forum contributor AlbertC

Litho, which draws its name from a lithography studio that long operated on part of the building site, will bring 210 purpose-built rental suites to the community, with the site's Dupont frontage to be further animated by the new grocery store.

Looking northwest to Litho, 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:  NAK Design Group, RioCan REIT, SKYGRiD, The Mitchell Partnership Inc., Turner Fleischer Architects