Work has progressed significantly since our last check-in with Minto Communities GTA's The Saint, which has reached and surpassed grade level, and where forming work is underway on its extra-height ground floor walls at the southeast corner of Church and Lombard streets in Downtown Toronto.

Work progressing at the site of The Saint, image by UT Forum contributor ML555

Our last update on The Saint in August highlighted the first of six levels of underground garage had just begun to take form in the depths of the pit. Now, the underground levels have been completed, and the ground floor's reinforced concrete walls and columns have begun to emerge above Church Street. Crews have also been pouring the concrete for the elevator cores.

Forming of walls and columns at the site, image by UT Forum contributor Northern Light

The reinforced columns will become part of the building's five-storey podium, shown as finished in the rendering below. Above the podium will be a two-storey 'reveal' and then 40 more storeys of tower. 

Looking northeast to the podium of The Saint, image courtesy of Minto Communities GTA

Recently released by Minto is a new rendering which gives us a glimpse of both how the balconies of the 47-storey building will appear, including frameless glass railings supported by balusters, and how the cladding of the building will look from up close. 

Upper balconies of The Saint, image courtesy of Minto Communities GTA

Designed by Wallman Architects, the project will stand 151 metres tall and will be home to 418 new high-rise units. The Saint is scheduled to welcome its first residents in 2023, and will join a stretch of Church Street that itself is home to a growing collection of high-rise developments.

Looking northeast to The Saint, image courtesy of Minto Communities GTA

Updates on the development will come soon, but in the meantime, you can learn more from our Database file for the project, linked below. If you'd like, 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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