At Collecdev's latest addition to a new hub of residential density at Wilson subway station, the early stages of site activity are setting the stage for the upcoming construction of Nordic Condos. In this area of Toronto just to the northeast of the Highway 401 and Allen Road interchange, Nordic, like Collecdev's Tretti Condos—already under construction—is designed by gh3. Over the past few months, crews have been clearing away the three outdated rental apartment buildings on the Wilson Avenue site in advance of the early 2021 start of shoring work.

Rental building demolition, image by Forum contributor drum118

The first signs of activity were spotted in September, when interior gutting began for the single office building and pair of apartment buildings on site. We last checked in about a month ago, when the first structural demolition work had begun to chip away at a shuttered four-storey commercial building at 530 Wilson Avenue: it was last used by Collecdev as a presentation centre for Nordic and their earlier projects in the area. With the commercial building fully demolished, its footprint will soon be backfilled to create a flat surface for shoring rigs to operate on.

Former office building footprint, image by Forum contributor drum118

To the east, demolition has advanced considerably on the four-storey rental apartment buildings at 470 and 490 Wilson Avenue. They were still undergoing interior demolition at the time of our last update. A month later, the eastern building has been reduced to rubble while the west building is in the process of coming down.

Rental building demolition, image by Forum contributor drum118

Nordic is set to rise 12 storeys to a height of just over 41 metres, and house 429 condominium and rental replacement units. Among the features awaiting purchasers and residents are a selection of amenities appointed by interior designers ESQAPE Design.

Looking northeast to Nordic Condos, image via submission to City of Toronto

You can learn more from our Database file for the project, linked below. If you'd like to, you can join in on the conversation in the associated Project Forum thread, or leave a comment in the space provided on this page.

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Related Companies:  Collecdev, gh3, Goldberg Group, Jablonsky, Ast and Partners, Live Patrol Inc., Milborne Group, Myles Burke Architectural Models