With new developments constantly being submitted to the City for approval, and cranes popping up or being lowered, construction never seems to stop in Toronto. We track all of this information on a daily basis with UrbanToronto Pro, and with this monthly feature we provide a roundup of projects where construction has started or those where occupancy has begun so we have marked them as complete.

Construction Starts

Here are the projects that have broken ground – or were preparing to – this past June:

Verge Condominiums

Not one, but two shoring rigs have appeared at the site of the 8, 10, 10 and 17-storey mixed-use condominium buildings designed by Turner Fleischer Architects for RioCan REIT on the southwest corner of The Queensway and Islington Avenue in Etobicoke. There has even been a webcam installed to track construction progress, footage from which can be seen on the project's website.

Site of Verge Condominiums, image by UT Forum contributor bangkok

321 Davenport

The nine-storey condominium designed by Giannone Petricone Associates for Alterra on the southwest corner of Davenport Road and Bedford Road in The Annex has recently seen construction equipment arrive onsite. 

Site of 321 Davenport, image by UT Forum contributor AlbertC

Keewatin

The four-storey townhomes designed by RAW Design for Freed Developments and Trolleybus Urban Development on Keewatin Avenue west of Mt Pleasant Road in Midtown have also begun construction, with excavation underway. 

Site of Keewatin, image by UT Forum contributor AlbertC

Adagio

The 26-storey mixed-use condominium building designed by Giannone Petricone Associates for Menkes Developments on the southeast corner of Yonge Street and Asquith Avenue in Yorkville has been going through demolition for the last little while, but a shoring rig has recently shown up on site.

Site of Adagio, image by UT Forum contributor Benito

Reina Condos

The nine-storey mixed-use condominium building designed by BDP Quadrangle for Urban Capital Property Group on the southeast corner in The Queensway and Penhurst Avenue in Etobicoke has also recently seen a shoring rig appear, after the site was cleared.

Site of Reina Condos, image by UT Forum contributor bangkok

3429 Bloor Street West

The 14-storey retirement and assisted living facility designed by Giannone Petricone Associates for Verve Senior Living on the southeast corner of Bloor Street West and Green Lanes across from Islington subway station has two shoring rigs on site now, preparing for shoring work to begin. 

Site of 3429 Bloor West, image by UT Forum contributor bangkok

Vincent Condominiums

A groundbreaking was held last week for the 27 and 37-storey condominium located at Jane Street and Highway 7 in Vaughan. Designed by Kirkor Architects Planners for Townwood Homes and Rosehaven Homes, the condo is said to be among the largest condominium projects currently underway in the GTA.

Groundbreaking of Vincent Condominiums, image by UT Forum contributor The Big Developers

Completions

The following are the projects we are now counting as completed:

Cumberland at Yorkville Plaza

The 40-storey condo located at 180 Cumberland Street in Yorkville has been completed, with finishing touches such as its water feature, and street level glazing and public seating area having been recently installed. Designed by WZMH Architects for Camrost-Felcorp, many residents have been in the building for a while now. 

Water feature at Cumberland at Yorkville Plaza, image by UT Forum contributor bilked

Outdoor seating area at Cumberland at Yorkville Plaza, image by UT Forum contributor Northern Light

Ace Hotel Toronto

The first Canadian site for this boutique hotel group is soon to open to paying guests. Designed by Toronto-based Shim-Sutcliffe Architects for Carbon Hospitality, Alterra, and ProWinko, the building features 130 rooms and a bar-restaurant.

Ace Hotel Toronto, image by UT Forum contributor AlbertC

Front entrance of Ace Hotel Toronto, image from Alterra on Instagram

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. 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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Related Companies:  Alterra Group of Companies, BDP Quadrangle, Blackwell, Bluescape Construction Management, Bousfields, BVGlazing Systems, Camrost-Felcorp, Cornerstone Marketing Realty, COUNTERPOINT ENGINEERING, DesignAgency, Entuitive, EQ Building Performance Inc., Figure3, Giannone Petricone Associates, Groundwater Environmental Management Services Inc. (GEMS), Jablonsky, Ast and Partners, LEA Consulting, Live Patrol Inc., LiveRoof Ontario Inc, McIntosh Perry, Menkes Developments, MHBC Planning, NEEZO Studios, Ontario Panelization, Peter McCann Architectural Models Inc., ProWinko, RAW Design, RioCan REIT, RJC Engineers, RWDI Consulting Engineers and Scientists, Schollen & Company, SKYGRiD, Turner Fleischer Architects, U31, Unilux HVAC Industries Inc., Urban Strategies Inc., WZMH Architects