The high-rise canyon of Toronto's North York City Centre area is extending further north of Finch subway station with another pair of condo towers. The former Newtonbrook Plaza site at Yonge and Cummer is being built out with a mixed-use community from Aoyuan International known as M2M Condos, a five-building, Wallman Architects-designed complex. The community's first pair of towers are now well underway at the site's south end, to rise 34 and 36 storeys from a shared podium that will contain office, retail, daycare, and residential space.

We've been tracking project the since mid-2019 when the first activity was recorded in the demolition of an 11-storey office building and the first section of the shopping plaza at the site's south end. With two years having passed, the first phase's podium is now entirely above grade following the excavation and forming of four underground levels.

Looking southeast to M2M Condos, image by Edward Skira

We last checked in a few weeks ago, when the initial floors of the podium were rising above Yonge at the site's south end, and the first ground-floor walls and columns had appeared to the north. Forming has now reached as high as the fifth floor in some sections at the southeast corner of the site, while the north end of the podium is having its second level formed.

Looking north to M2M Condos, image by Edward Skira

A few other developments have occurred in the short time since our last visit, most notably the forming of a set of angled projections along the podium's north side that will frame the individual entrances to street-fronting townhomes which face east towards a new public park being built as part of the development's community contributions.

Looking east to M2M Condos, image by Edward Skira

The first pair of towers will create a residential presence on the site with 810 condominium units, anchored to Yonge Street via a commercial/retail podium, while a 46,000 ft² City-run community centre due to open in 2026 will mostly face east towards the new park. Three more buildings are being planned for the remainder of the 2019-cleared plaza's site, with the second phase's Site Plan Approval application now under review at the Planning Department.

Looking east to M2M Condos, image courtesy of Aoyuan International

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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