A lot has gone on since our last comprehensive update on Lifetime Developments and Pinedale PropertiesXO Condos and XO2 Condos. Located across the intersection from each other at King and Dufferin in Downtown Toronto, work is now moving forward on both developments.

At XO2 – the second phase of the project – the demolition phase has recently been completed. Now, rubble and debris sits on the site waiting to be cleared ahead of shoring and excavation work commencing. 

Demolition complete at XO2, image by UT Forum contributor kotsy

When XO2 is completed a few years from now, the building at 1182 King Street West will house a total of 410 suites, spread across 19 storeys. 

Looking northeast to XO2 Condos, designed by Turner Fleischer Architects for Lifetime Developments and Pinedale Properties

Across the intersection at XO, though, the first phase has risen significantly since our last check in back in February, when crews were in the process of forming its fourth level. 

XO rising, image by UT Forum contributor Red Mars

Now, crews are working on forming its tenth of 14 levels, with fly forms present on the uppermost level. On the lower levels of the building, glazing has begun to be installed, as seen below. 

Glazing beginning to be installed on the lower levels of XO, image by UT Forum contributor Red Mars

Looking northwest at the building from across Dufferin Street, the south-facing facade of the podium has been clad in red/brown brick-patterned precast concrete panels. 

Red brick panels applied to the south facade of XO, image by UT Forum contributor Red Mars

Looking west to the building from Dufferin, though, similar brick-patterned panelling in a grey colour has also been applied. These panels will eventually be stained to match that of the red/brown around the corner from it.

Brick panelling applied pre-stain, image by UT Forum contributor Red Mars

The brick panels are meant to complement the red brick heritage building at the corner; currently being used as the project's presentation centre, it will eventually become retail space.

Looking southwest to XO Condos, designed by Turner Fleischer Architects for Lifetime Developments and Pinedale Properties

Once it is complete next year, XO will bring 307 suites to 1221 King Street West in a range of layouts from 450 ft² to 1,250 ft² in area. 

UrbanToronto will continue to follow updates for this development, 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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