With development proposals regularly submitted to the City for approval, and new cranes popping up or old ones being lowered, construction never seems to stop in Toronto. While we track all of this information on a daily basis with UrbanToronto Pro, with this monthly front page feature we present a roundup of projects where construction has started, and those that we marked as completed, now that occupancy has begun.
Here are the projects that have broken ground — or were preparing to — this past March:
The pit has been dug at this Mississauga condo site at 5081 Hurontario Street. Eventually three towers standing 21, 33, and 42 storeys tall will rise here. The DIALOG-designed project is from Liberty Development,.
7 and 8-storey retirement rental buildings designed by RAW for V!VA Retirement Communities are on the way at 150 Laird Drive in Leaside. Part of the prior building's facade is being retained, seen in the distance in the distance, while the pit is dug behind it.
Excavators are now present where there will eventually be 4, 4 and 10-storey condo buildings designed by Graziani + Corazza Architects for Canderel Residential rising on Greenbriar Road between Sheppard Avenue East and Dervock Crescent.
A 38-storey rental tower will replace the western half of an existing 10-storey apartment building at this site in Midtown. Designed by WZMH Architects for Hazelview Investments, the project will add 316 residential rental apartments to the Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood.
Excavation is well underway for a 9 and 13-storey mixed-use office and condo development designed by Teeple Architects for Freed Developments on Dupont Street between Spadina Road and Howland Avenue. Abutting each other directly, 316-320 Dupont is to be an office building, while 328-332 Dupont will be a residential condominium.
Construction of an 11-storey mixed-use condominium building designed by IBI Group for Nova Ridge Development has begun on the northwest corner of Kingston Road and Manderley Drive, in the Birch Cliff neighbourhood of Scarborough.
The following are the projects we now mark as completed, our criteria being that they have granted occupancy to their first residents:
The 30-storey condominium designed by Scott Shields Architects, Zeidler, and ZAP Architects for Mirabella Development Corporation has been completed on the northeast corner of Churchill Avenue and Canterbury Place in Willowdale.
Designed to offer a range of housing types and amenities for a variety of living styles, Verve Senior Living's newly completed project near Lake Ontario in Mississauga includes townhomes and a rental retirement residence. Townhouses at the rear are still under construction, but the Lakeshore-facing buildings appear occupied and complete.
The mixed-use 28-storey, Wallman Architects-designed tower from Lifetime Developments has residents moved in and is currently filling its street-level retail units in Toronto's Liberty Village neighbourhood.
The 53-storey waterfront condominium designed by Graziani + Corazza Architects for Mattamy Homes and Biddington Group overlooks Lake Ontario, Downtown Toronto, and the natural surroundings of the Humber Bay Park.
The Sheridan College Hazel McCallion Campus Student and Athletic Centre (Phase 2A) is a joint venture between Moriyama & Teshima, Montgomery Sisam Architects, and Rounthwaite Dick and Hadley Architects. This project has built on the firms’ previous collaboration at Sheridan College Hazel McCallion Campus Phase 2.
The 4-storey retail/office commercial building on one of Toronto's most popular shopping streets is now completed, housing a fast food restaurant. Developed by Pearl Group, the building has been designed by Turner Fleischer Architects.
MOD Developments Inc. and Woodcliffe Properties' transformation of a 1930's era public utilities building into stylish Diamond Schmitt Architects-designed condos is now complete. Other parts of the building — a Food Hall and Toronto's newest fully-outfitted YMCA are not quite ready for the community to enjoy yet.
Did we miss a project? Reach out to us and let us know if we did here. In the meantime, keep an eye out in our Forum for new construction projects starting or finishing up work this month. More specific information on each of these developments will come soon, but for now, you can learn more from our Database files for the projects, linked below. If you'd like, you can join in on the conversation in the associated Project Forum threads, or leave a comment in the space provided on this page.
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